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Local Care Home Launches Regular Veterans Drop-In

Westlake House Care Home in Horsham has teamed up with Crawley & Horsham Armed Forces and Veterans Club to launch a new, weekly veterans’ drop-in which commenced with a grand opening on Thursday September 8th.

Every Thursday from 9.30am to 11.30am, the veterans’ drop-in will be open for all to come along and meet other ex-servicemen and women, along with veteran support agencies and charities. It will be a chance to make friends, meet people who perhaps have similar experiences and challenges, and find out how to get help, advice and support. Come along for a cuppa, a slice of cake and a chance to relax and unwind.

Paul Gooderson from Crawley & Horsham Armed Forces & Veterans Club says: “We are so grateful to Westlake House for hosting this veterans’ drop-in. We already have a veterans’ support group in Crawley which is hugely successful, with over 500 visits from 80 different veterans since its launch in January this year. We are convinced that the Horsham veterans’ drop-in will be a great success too. It is wonderful to be able to provide support our veterans in this way.”

General Manager, Mark Chakravarti, comments: “We are only too happy to welcome ex-servicemen and women and their families from our local community to Westlake House in order to support them. We hope the drop-in will be a huge success, please do come along on September 8th to have a coffee, a chat and to sample our wonderful chef’s home-made cakes and pastries – everyone is welcome.”