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Call for Priority Re-Housing Banding for Ex Long Term Service Personnel Veterans

In 2013, The Royal British Legion released a statement which points out that up to 3,000 of London’s homeless population are ex-service personnel. (http://goo.gl/gvVyGr)

These men and women have fought for their country in the most highly stressful environments. They have lived in the institution that is the armed forces for the majority of their lives. Many are injured both physically and mentally – “More soldiers and veterans took their own lives last year than were killed by the Taliban” (http://goo.gl/LQW50w).

Their experience and qualifications are not recognised in the civilian world. They are seen as a financial risk by lenders.

Please help the many ex service personnel who find themselves facing the enormous stress of homelessness at the end of their career by signing this petition to ensure Armed Forces Veterans are given priority banding when applying for housing.

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Created By

Sarah Fay

Created On

Friday 6 September 2013

Closing Date

Tuesday 10 December 2013

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