'Not enough being done' to support homeless veterans

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'Not enough being done' to support homeless veterans

Not enough is being done to support veterans by local authorities in London.

A report by the London Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee and the University of Kent says services across all 33 boroughs need improvement. They say more recognition needs to be given to how leaving the armed forces can contribute to homelessness. Jade Gamlin reports.

We approached Hillingdon Council who said:

"Hillingdon signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant in June 2012 and its social housing allocation policy meets the requirements of the covenant to give priority status to members of the armed forces.

"We are committed to supporting all residents including those in vulnerable groups to find suitable housing, and we recognise the important role that a safe and affordable housing environment plays in personal health and wellbeing. 

"Hillingdon takes its duty of care to support veterans who find themselves homeless through no fault of their own very seriously and we pride ourselves on providing accommodation, advice and support to those who need it."

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