The Bournemouth War Memorial Homes (BWMH) is a registered charity providing a variety of high quality one, two and three bedroom homes to ex-Service Veterans in need. For the past 70 years these homes have been providing a safe haven for veterans in need – be it a financial need or mobility need, it offers help for a wide spectrum.
The charity has recently received a £100,000 grant from Talbot Village Trust (TVT) towards the construction of five two-bedroom bungalows suitable for disabled veterans, bringing the total number of properties up to 56. The five new houses, which face onto Castle Lane, are funded entirely by donations as well as by rental income generated from the properties which is offered at a discounted rate.
Tracy Poole, the Estate Manager for BWMH, told Buzz in an interview that the charity was set up after the second world war to provide homes to those returning from the war instead of putting up a monument in the middle of the square. People are permitted to stay for as long a they need a property. Some residents have even been there since the day they opened in 1948.
Emily Potter for Buzz News visited the bungalows for More: