British Legion to close seaside hotels to reduce costs

Alderson House (Credit. Scarbrough News)

The prososed changes made by the Royal British Legion could see the closure of the Royal British Legion home in Bridlington. This would see the needs of veterans diminish in the town as the charity try to assess if charitable funds are spent effectively.

The changes made by the charity could also see three other centres closed as well as the one in Bridlington.

A spokesman for the charity said "We are proposing to invest more in personalised case work, strengthen our collaborative work by funding external specialist and localised organisations, and reinvigorate our care model for older veterans."

The closing of these centres would see many veterans who's rely on the chairty for respite go without and be left at home without interacting with other veterans who have gone or been through the same life experiences.

This closure will hit those veterans in the local area the most, since the centre is the main meeting point for veterans organisations and other associations. 

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