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Outcome area

Housing

All veterans and their families are able to access good quality, affordable, secure and sustainable accommodation solutions.

We fund projects to improve:

  • Understanding of what information advice and guidance is provided for Service personnel and their families, how it is provided and at what stage.
  • Understanding of the impact of transition on Service personnel with families who may have particular accommodation needs or vulnerabilities (i.e. bereaved families, breaking families, wounded, injured, and sick ex-Service persons with families, Foreign and Commonwealth ex-Service persons with families, families with caring responsibilities, families transitioning from overseas postings).
  • Understanding of housing and accommodation needs of single veterans.
  • Understanding of the causes of homelessness in veterans and the route out.
  • Understanding of accommodation sustainability vis a vis personal budgeting, financial planning and knowledge of beneficiaries.
  • Improved partnering practice for effective housing supply solutions.

We do this to ensure that:

 

  • Ex-Service personnel and their families have access to suitable, long term, independent living accommodation in their desired location.
  • That accommodation provision meets the adaptive needs of ex-Service personnel and their families.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth ex-Service personnel and their families obtain the legal right to live in the UK if necessary.
  • That accommodation provision is financially affordable through either mortgage payments, rents or bills.
  • Ex-Service personnel and their families achieve long term suitable and secure accommodation.

Housing workstreams

The programme has two main workstreams: ‘The Service Community’, understanding the ex-Service Community's housing needs, and the barriers and obstacles to sustainable and suitable accommodation, and ‘Housing Provision’, addressing the factors and functions to enable appropriate accommodation provision.