Who can use Chavasse VC House Recovery Centre?
Our recovery services at Chavasse VC House are available to all wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel, Veterans and their loved ones.
What is Chavasse VC House Recovery Centre?
Whether returning for duty or transitioning to civilian life, residents and day visitors at Chavasse VC House can take part in activities and life skills courses to help them get back out doing what they enjoy most. The Centre aims to inspire those who have been wounded, injured or become sick while serving our country and enable them to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives.
The Centre has been specially designed to offer the very best recovery atmosphere. It offers 27 single en-suite bedrooms and two family suites. A creative kitchen, presentation room, two lounges, and an adaptive gym with specialist equipment also form part of the Centre. The Hope on the Horizon Garden provides a space to relax and take stock.
The facility also houses a revolutionary Help for Heroes Support Hub which will gives Servicemen, women and Veterans access to specialist Service charities and agencies in a single location, ensuring that they are easily able to access the support they need.
The relaxed atmosphere promotes general wellbeing, and residents are encouraged to undertake their own recovery programme under the guidance of specialist staff. It may involve educational courses, work placements, medical appointments or sporting activities. These activities are designed to improve personal independence, raise morale, and develop camaraderie with others who have been injured or become sick.
How do I contact Chavasse VC House Recovery Centre?
Members of the Help for Heroes team based at Colchester Recovery Centre will be in the coffee shop at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre on Beetons Way from 10am to 4pm every first and third Wednesday of the month.
There will be specialists available from the Fellowship, Psychological Wellbeing Support, Sports Recovery, Careers Advice and Welfare Support.
We would love existing beneficiaries and their families to join us for a coffee and a chat so that we can answer any questions or offer help if needed.
If you are looking to get support from Help for Heroes for the first time, but not sure if you’re eligible, then we welcome you to come along.
Pay and display car parking is available. Please take your ticket into the leisure centre and you will be refunded your money in full. So, remember to bring some change!
You could even be eligible for a free swim. Please speak to a Help for Heroes staff to claim. The swim session takes place from 12.15pm – 1.30pm where a qualified instructor will be on hand to assist with technique and a casual swim from 3pm – 4pm.
To let us know that you’ll be coming please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01206 814880.