Published: 9th Jan 2019

Ex-service personnel suffering from PTSD or other mental illnesses will be prioritised for social housing under new government proposals. All applicants for social housing will now be asked if they have served in the forces at the outset of the process to ensure veterans get the help they are entitled to. The measures will also help people who split from their partner in the forces. They are currently made to move out of military accommodation and can be denied social housing because they have not been resident in the area for long enough. This becomes an issue if they have been the victim of domestic abuse and want to move to a new area. Some councils already support people in this situation but government is consulting on publishing new guidance which will encourage councils to waive the residency rules. Council staff will also get extra training so they can give … (To read the full article, subscribe below)