The Battle Back Centre
The Battle Back Centre aims to help armed forced personnel who are wounded, injured or sick to achieve their best possible recovery and return to duty or make a smooth transition to civilian life.
Working in partnership with The Royal British Legion (TRBL) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD), our university is proud to deliver and evaluate residential personal The Battle Back. recovery and development courses for military wounded, injured and sick (WIS) personnel at The Battle Back Centre.
TRBL provided £27 million to establish and operate The Battle Back Centre, at the Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre in Shropshire.
Coaching has been provided by our university’s School of Sport and Carnegie Great Outdoors since the centre’s launch in 2011. The programme has been evaluated by our university’s Centre for Social Justice in Sport and Society since its inception. Our university was commissioned by TRBL because of our expertise in the delivery and evaluation of education, development and training courses using the outdoors and sport as vehicles for change.We have also undertaken other collaborative work in support of the delivery of the vision, mission and values of the centre.
The centre is part of the MoD’s Defence Recovery Capability programme and attendance for a one-week residential course is a mandatory requirement of WIS personnel as part of their individual recovery programmes. The first pilot course was delivered by Leeds Beckett in October 2011. Now our University delivers and evaluates 34 week-long residential courses per year at The Battle Back Centre.
Our aim is to help armed forced personnel who are wounded, injured or sick to achieve their best possible recovery and return to duty or make a smooth transition to civilian life.