Councillor backs call for veterans’ centre in Northern Ireland

Alderman Billy Ball is backing a petition to build a respite, treatment and training centre for service veterans in Northern Ireland. INNT 06-083-FP

Alderman Billy Ball is backing a petition to build a respite, treatment and training centre for service veterans in Northern Ireland. INNT 06-083-FP

NEWTOWNABBEY councillor, alderman Billy Ball, has backed a call for a veterans’ support centre to be based in Northern Ireland.

The University Ward representative is asking for people to sign a petition by AA Veterans Support, which has called for a respite treatment and training centre to be set up.

Currently, those serving in the armed forces have to travel to England to centres which provide care and treatment to those with physical and mental injuries after tours in war zones. The facilities also provide retraining to help former service people gain skills to help them find employment in civilian life.

 

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