Ambitious work will soon get under way turning the only care home in the north-west exclusively for veterans into a veteran care village.
Broughton House in Salford, Greater Manchester, has been caring for veterans for more than a century, since it opened to deal with the overflow of injured soldiers from the front lines in the First World War.
The house currently provides residential care for elderly veterans, but the veterans care village will provide services to veterans and service personnel of all ages.
A large part of the funding for the project came from a £3 million grant from the Chancellor, taken from Libor banking fines.
The village will include a nursing and dementia home, assisted living apartments, rehabilitation care and a military hub comprised of a sign post service for employment, benefits, housing and health.
There will also be a remembrance garden and museum, and it will all be built on the current sight of Broughton House.