Heroes without a home
Forum thread for campaign Heroes without a home
“ Why so many Armed Forces Veterans are homeless and what can we do? ”
There are a whole host of reasons why a service person can become homeless, the stresses of military life leave a palpable mark on anyone but more usual concerns such as a marriage break-up also play their part. What makes this so significant however is that soldiers, sailors and airmen are taught from the first day of selection to work as a team and to rely on the man or woman next to them for help.
The Military has a system of support for almost any conceivable issue, and attempts to ensure a retiring soldier is prepared for civilian life. But take that network away when someone leaves the service and homelessness can be the result.
Forces Reunited wants to put a stop to this and provide a support network that retiring service personnel can rely on, built by us and supported by ex-armed forces veterans. We aim to find UK landlords that would be willing to provide a home for a homeless Armed Forces veteran for up to three months, rent free. This will provide the energy to get the ball rolling. With an address, the veteran can get back on their feet and back on their way to stability.
If you are a landlord willing to provide a property to a Veteran, or you know of a homeless veteran in your area please contact us:
It is a major problem all over the world with ex Servicepersons who find themselves left on the shelf by uncaring Governments.
I'm not an accountant so I can't really tell you what process we would use for donations. It might be something based on our current donation set-up, if we even take donations on for this project.
The most important first goal is to find a suitable landlord(s), accommodation and a veteran in need.
You'll be interested in the project that Nick Knowles and the team at DIY SOS has been involved in, transforming a street of empty houses in Manchester into homes for veterans. Maybe you were even involved with it?
I'll have a look and see what I can find out!
Here are a few sites that may be worth looking at.
I am housed by the last one.
Regards John Dally.
and some given redundancy notices whilst fighting is serious conflicts how many of those guys die because they had other things on there mind
All our War Heroes and Veterans what happened to the military covenant ?
The Truth is they are EMPTY words only " Recommendation not even set down in law "
THIS HAS TOO CHANGE
IF WE CAN HOUSE IMMIGRANTS -----WHY NOT OUR TROOPS HEROES VETERANS
SCRAP HS2 THAT WILL NEVER PAY FOR ITSELF
BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING WITH THAT WILL BRING REVENUE GIVING MASS JOBS NOT JUST IN BUILDING BUT GOODS PEOPLE NEED INSIDE GIVING MANUFACTURING A BOOST BUILD FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED TOO,
THERE IS A HOUSING PROBLEM TODAY AS ELDERLY CANT DOWNSIZE, FREEING UPN FAMILY HOMES DUE TOO NO AFFORDABLE RENTAL PROPERTIES SUITABLE AS THE ELDERLY POPULATION INCREASE SO WILL THAT OF DISABILITY NEEDS FOR PEOPLE TO RENT
THIS INVESTMENT WILL BRING REVENUE BACK PAY FOR THEM SELVES
ASSETS THAT WILL INCREASE IN VALUE. ALLOWING MORE HOUSING STOCKS TO BE BUILT
KNOCK ON MANUFACTURING NEEDS.
2010 to 2015 government policy: armed forces covenant ...
8 May 2015 - The armed forces covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises that the whole nation, has a moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families, and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.
We cant undo things that have happened in the past but the government should provide proper opportunities for ex service men and women to have something to look forward to when they leave the armed forces.
Please do not be offended in any way by my remarks I am all for helping and I find it such a disgrace that in these modern times when so much is spent on so called welfare that lads and lasses who have served their country are not better treated.
Kind Regards John Daly.
Here in Bristol we have recently had a street beggar who has admitted getting over £200 a day and drives himself to "Work" in a Mercedes.
Go on Google or Yahoo on line and they are full of stories concerning beggars who are not genuine.
Sadly as with many charities the really needy do not get a look in.
Nice to get your reply, do not actually live in Bristol anymore but just up the road in Gloucester. went to live in Spain for nine years and when we returned the Bristol house prices were out of our reach. This is quite a nice area to live and we are quite happy here. The weather was cloudy and wet until lunchtime and then it was like a curtain being rolled back, sun shine wall to wall.
Do take care. Kind Regards John Daly.
I have put together the perfect business idea that would alleviate all the potential problems suffered by our ex-Armed Forces personnel. Nobody wants to help develop this idea, i could create a one-stop shop where all those leaving the service or them that have already left can benefit. All the contact details for a new home, training in a new skill, guide to securing work, financial guidance and so on & on. Just need to get in as part of the resettlement process within the Forces. Any ideas most welcome