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Prince Harry visits Canada Street

Walking With The Wounded welcomed Expedition Patron, Prince Harry, back to Canada Street in Manchester to see what had been achieved since the major DIY SOS transformation took place in 2015.


Walking With The Wounded welcomed Expedition Patron, Prince Harry, back to Canada Street in Manchester to see what had been achieved since the major DIY SOS transformation took place in 2015. The 'Veterans Village' - once a dilapidated street on the outskirts of Manchester, is now home to some ex-servicemen and women who initially struggled with the transition back into civvy-life after leaving the Armed Forces.


Prince Harry visited Walking With The Wounded’s hub on the street supporting those vulnerable and hard to reach ex-servicemen and women in the region who have struggled most since leaving the Armed Forces. Some have been homeless, some have been in Police custody and many have mental health difficulties. His Royal Highness also visited our training residence, Sherpa House, which provides those men and women with temporary accommodation during their vital pathway back to independence. For many ex-servicemen and women, employment is a key factor in regaining their independence.


His Royal Highness also met with some of our beneficiaries and joined a discussion on how multi-agency partnerships can support mental health provision for ex-service personnel, including those veterans who come into contact with the criminal justice system.