A campaign run by the Evening Standard, the Independent and London Live to support London’s ex servicemen and women ends today, having raised £700,000.
The money will be used to help homeless veterans rebuild their lives. Many who leave the armed forces can quickly find themselves in a downward spiral: it’s reported one in 10 homeless people have a military background.
Retired Brigadier Robin Bacon joined Headline London to discuss the impact the money will have. Brigadier Bacon is from soldier’s charity ABF, one the organisations who will benefit from the campaign.
He also discussed what long term solutions there may be to military homelessness and why those with fewer than four years experience in the armed forces often have the hardest time readjusting to civilian life.