A former soldier has said more needs to be done to support servicemen and women, after she was left sleeping in a shed over Christmas.
Rachel Shaw left her partner shortly before Christmas. She had to stay in her friend’s shed for five days before sleeping on the streets of Nottingham for a night.
Ms Shaw, who is a transgender woman, has since been found temporary accommodation in a city centre hotel.
But she has called for greater protections to prevent former service personnel getting in a similar position.
Ms Shaw joined the army when she was 19, and she served in the Household Cavalry for five years.
She said she has known “from a very young age” that she was transgender, but that she “kept it hidden” because she was worried about what people would think of her.
The Royal British Legion said help is available to veterans.
A Government spokesperson said: