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Amend council housing points system so homeless veterans receive higher priority

Submitted by W Baker on Wednesday 8th July 2020

Published on Tuesday 28th July 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 28th January 2021

Signatures: 4,427

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Armed Forces ~ British ~ Council ~ country ~ Government ~ Local government ~ Royal ~ Royal British Legion ~ Royals ~ The Royal

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Amend council housing points system so homeless veterans receive higher priority

Petition Details

Under the current scheme updated in Aug 2019 an End of service in Armed Forces, returning to civilian life, widow(er) Only receives 50 points. Make veterans a priority. If veterans are willing to put their lives on the line for this country, the least we can do is home them when their service ends

Additional Information

Too many are living on the streets because they are not entitled to a council house on the current scheme. The Royal British Legion estimate that there are over 6000 homeless veterans In the U.K., yet The latest Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) homelessness data reveals that over the past year only 1,780 homeless veterans were identified by local authority housing services. That’s identified, not housed. Most of those would still have not received enough points.


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