Phoenix House Recovery Centre celebrates its first birthday!

Phoenix House Recovery Centre celebrates its first birthday!

Since opening its doors 365 days ago, the Help for Heroes Phoenix House Recovery Centre, forming part of the Defence Recovery Capability, has had over 12,900 residents and day visitors come through the doors with over 1,300 attending the many courses that are available to wounded, injured, sick service personnel and veterans.

Recovery Centre Manager Mo Usman was joined by residents, staff and Invictus Games competitors recently returned from London, to cut and more importantly sample, a celebratory cake!

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Chief cake-cutter, and Recovery Centre Manager Mo Usman said of the day, “It is truly wonderful to be standing here today one year on from the official opening, surrounded by those that have benefited from the support of Help for Heroes and the Recovery Centre.”

“We are very proud to welcome back those who competed in the Invictus Games who so clearly highlight the reality of life beyond injury that Help for Heroes champions so passionately”.

One of four Recovery Centres across the UK, Phoenix House at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire aims to inspire the wounded, injured and sick, and returning veterans to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives, which will enable them to reach their full potential and to support them and their families for life.

Veteran Paul Nichol, 36 says, “If it hadn’t been for Phoenix House I would still be wallowing in self-pity, but the smiling faces of the Help for Heroes staff, and the opportunity to get out, meet new people and try new things is brilliant. Even just having some company to sit and enjoy a cuppa with is magic!”

If you think that you or someone you know would benefit from the support that Help for Heroes offers at Phoenix House please contact the Support Hub on 01748 834148 or