Section: Housing Need

New measures to provide improved access for members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families to social housing

Posted 29.06.20
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New measures to ensure access to social housing is improved for members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families have been announced by Housing Minister Christopher Pincher.

They set out how councils should ensure members of the Armed Forces and veterans who need support with their mental health, because of conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, are given priority for social housing.

The new measures also mean former spouses or civil partners of serving personnel will be given extra support when applying for social housing.

They will be exempted from rules requiring them to be a local resident before being given social housing in the area to ensure they are not disadvantaged when applying.

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