On 20th March the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire MP, announced a £1 million funding boost to support veterans who are at risk of homelessness. The West Yorkshire region will be allocated £90,000.
The funding will help enable authorities, or veterans’ charities to better direct former soldiers to existing specialist support services on offer, such as access to supported housing and training for staff on mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The funding could also be used to help former vulnerable service personal who require additional support to engage with support services available.
Stuart said: "Everybody deserves a stable, safe and secure place to call home. It is vital we give people facing homelessness a route out of it and a chance to rebuild their lives. This funding will go towards ensuring those who have served our country have a roof over their heads and have the bespoke support they need once leaving the Armed Forces."