Homeless veterans -
This weekend the Sunday Mirror claimed that up to 9,000 former Service personnel have become homeless since leaving the Armed Forces.(http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/9000-ex-service-personnel-homeless-after-2071049)
All Service personnel who leave the Armed Forces are given a wide range of specialist support to make their transition to civilian life as successful as possible. This includes housing advice as well as training grants, allowances, one-to-one career guidance support, financial briefs and employment support.
In addition, the government is committed to reducing the number of rough sleepers on Britain's streets which is why the Department for Communities and Local Government has invested £470 million to tackle homelessness in all its forms. We would encourage anyone looking to help a rough sleeper in their area to call 0303 500 0914 or visit http://www.streetlink.org.uk to connect them with the local help and advice they need.