Published: 11th Apr 2019

The government may consider introducing community-led housing co-ops for veterans of the armed forces, it has been revealed. Earlier this week homeless minister Heather Wheeler expressed interest in the move, which would see dedicated communities created for veterans to prevent them from becoming homeless. The idea comes as the government are paying extra attention to ex-service personnel, one month after it announced a £1m fund to help homeless veterans. The funding boost, announced by communities secretary James Brokenshire, will be used to direct veterans – who are vulnerable to difficulties after leaving the armed forces – to specialist services such as housing advice and mental health support. The government had already agreed to fast-track ex-service personnel for social housing, which usually requires applicants to be resident in an area for a certain period. ‘We have already agreed some money for ports down on the south coast, where there is a … (To read the full article, subscribe below)