Afghanistan veteran with medals and child

TRBL funds Norton House, Headley Court

9 March 2018

The Royal British Legion funds Norton House, Headley Court with a grant of £28,616

We are pleased to announce that The Royal British Legion is supporting Norton House, Headley Court this year. The grant award continues TRBL’s generous support for Norton House over the last two years.

Norton House provides free ‘home from home’ accommodation enables wounded, injured and sick military personnel to be near their families whilst they are receiving treatment at the Defence Recovery Medical Centre (DMRC), Headley Court. Residents include serving military personnel recovering from serious or multiple traumatic injuries, training injuries and major illness.

Our support relieves families of the burden of organising accommodation themselves. And having loved ones nearby aids the recovery process.  SSAFA’s onsite team are on hand to offer residents empathic advice and support. Shared communal areas encourage families to provide mutual support to each other, which can help them come to terms with life changing injury and overcome any feelings of isolation they may be experiencing.

Jonathan Sandall, Director of Fundraising said:

“This grant helps to underpin the importance that both SSAFA and TRBL place on the ongoing care of military veterans and their families. It’s vital to ensure that we make effective provision for those in need, and to whom we owe so much, by delivering the highest quality of care when and where it is needed.  SSAFA’s team of dedicated staff are at the heart of Norton House, supporting the recovery of veterans by allowing family to remain close by. We extend our thanks to TRBL, and look forward to a long partnership of cooperation”.

Steven Baynes, Head of Social Policy & Grant Giving at The Royal British Legion, said:

“Norton House Headley Court is an invaluable resource which accommodates families while their loved ones are being treated at Headley Court,” he said. “The rehabilitation and recovery of injured servicemen is often aided by them having their families by their side, and SSAFA’s Norton House Surrey makes a real difference. This grant will help to allow the site to continue to provide the service. We are proud to continue our financial support to Norton House and support injured personnel and their families in this way. We know that our most recent grant will be put to excellent use and it continues a long history of The Legion working very closely with SSAFA.”