Veterans 'struggling' as civilians

Better support should be provided for ex-servicemen and women when they enter civilian life, according to the findings of a report.

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Housing group: number of homeless veterans "unacceptable"

We welcome this report, but don’t think it goes far enough. Wales accounts for 5% of the UK population yet it provides 8% of UK military personnel.

It is unacceptable that a significant number of our veterans face homelessness. Waiting list for social housing in Wales are continuing to grow and we need to build more affordable homes in order to address this.

One of the barriers is availability of land and we are today calling on the Ministry of Defence to engage with the sector to draw up a memorandum of understanding, so that where suitable sites become available, we can develop social housing to help alleviate the problem.

– Nick Bennett, Community Housing Cymru

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