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PEOPLE in Heanor are invited to learn more about a hostel for ex-service personnel which is set to open next month.

Derbshire Dales charity Gamelea Countryside Training Trust has secured two houses on Whysall Street to provide temporary veterans’ accommodation.

The project aims to provide short term support to ex-service men and woman, including homeless veterans, struggling to settle into their new civilian lives. Gamelea CTT will provide temporary accommodation in Heanor during a 12-week training and support programme that gives veterans access to education, employment, health and housing support.

Derbyshire county councillor Kevin Parkinson said: “I know we all get behind our Armed services, and there is much pride for the sacrifices they all make for us so we can live our own lives. But for some, leaving the services, especially after active tours of duty, that pride is often lost or misplaced. This project addresses that imbalance. I would encourage as many people as possible to come and learn about this work and get involved.”

The consultation will run from 2pm to 7pm, on Wednesday, June 1, in the Old Fire Station, at Heanor.