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Brokenshire announces funding boost for homeless Veterans

Brokenshire announces funding boost for homeless Veterans

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17 Apr, 2019

Veterans who have become homeless, or are at risk of homelessness, will be supported through an extra £1 million boost, the Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, has announced. The money will help ensure that those who have served their country have a roof over their heads and have the support they need once leaving the Armed Forces.

The fund will be shared among the ten combined authorities and the Greater London Authority, which will be able to use the funding to provide Veterans with the bespoke support they need as they navigate civilian life. Money could also be used to direct former Service people to existing specialist support services on offer, such as access to supported housing.

Local authorities across the country already provide much needed support for Veterans, but this boost will allow them to go further and ensure that more people have access to valuable services, such as housing advice or mental health support.

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