LFC Foundation paid a visit to Home Base on Saturday afternoon, alongside Reds legend Ian Rush and other senior staff, to see how they support veterans of all eras and their families.
Staff from the club’s official charity were given a private tour of Home Base’s National Centre of Excellence in Charlestown.
LFC CEO Peter Moore, managing director and chief commercial officer Billy Hogan, and director of communications Susan Black also joined the visit to meet staff on site and see their fantastic facility.
Founded by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital in 2009, Home Base provides free clinical care and support to veterans of all eras, service members, military families, and families of the fallen.
Home Base is staffed by clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital who are experienced in military culture and in caring for veterans and their families.
Using evidence-based cognitive and behavioural therapies alongside complimentary alternative medicine they help to heal veterans’ invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, and substance disorders.
Moore said: “It was great to have the opportunity to meet the talented and dedicated staff at Home Base.
“Home Base is a truly outstanding programme, which provides world-class facilities, care and support to veterans and their families. It is so important to look after the service men and women who dedicate their lives to protect others.
“Our charity, LFC Foundation, is also proud to have a successful military veterans programme based in Liverpool. Last season the LFC Foundation’s military veterans programme had over 390 participants who were supported through free football sessions to help increase their physical activity and improve their mental wellbeing through making new friendships with like-minded people.”