Published: 29th Jun 2020

The government has announced new measures, which will give improved access for members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families to social housing. The measures will mean councils should ensure members of the Armed Forces and veterans who need support with their mental health, because of conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, are given the priority for social housing they deserve. In addition, former spouses or civil partners of serving personnel will be given extra support when applying for social housing. And they will also be exempted from rules requiring them to be a local resident before being given social housing in the area to ensure they are not disadvantaged when applying. The government has also issued new guidance to councils to encourage staff training so they understand the circumstances of the Armed Forces community and consider their housing needs appropriately. ‘The health and wellbeing of our Armed … (To read the full article, subscribe below)