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Homes for soldiers' families 'a godsend'

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When soldiers are brought back to Britain after being seriously wounded overseas, what do their families family do?

In Britain, it means travelling to Birmingham where all injured troops are treated, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The MoD offers only limited accommodation for visiting relatives, and the cost of staying in a hotel quickly adds up.

But the Hospital is announcing a partnership with US charity Fisher Homes, that builds accommodation on the site for the relatives.

Steve Kingstone reports from Washington and finds out how important these homes are for both injured soldiers and families.


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