20 November 2019
East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has said every effort must be made to ensure the RBL Bennet House in Portrush is saved.
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
Mr Campbell said,
“I have been in touch with a number of people to ensure that RBL centrally are aware of the tremendous work carried out at this facility. It is essential that as many people as possible who know and appreciate the much valued work done here is retained.
A co-ordinated approach will be needed to ensure that every effort is made to save this facility in Portrush. I believe there is an exceptional case to save this much needed facility given the lack of services there already are in Northern Ireland, compared to the rest of the UK for our veterans who suffer from PTSD or other mental health issues.
It is important that people engage in the consultation process on the future of Bennet House. We must make the case that this respite facility should be there to help support veteran families and importantly those who served our country.”