Councils force veterans to sleep rough

The Covenant, signed by every local authority, is supposed to give military heroes priority housing and health care – but not only are veterans being forced to sleep rough, they are waiting years for treatment for mental problems caused by their stint in the forces.

There is £30m worth of funding made available by Government, but many councils are not even applying for it, despite desperate, traumatised veterans begging for help.

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4 comments for “Councils force veterans to sleep rough

  1. dearieme
    February 12, 2017 at 12:29

    Ex-servicemen are not “veterans” in this country, and they’re certainly not all heroes. Must everything nowadays be sentimentalised and covered with a thick layer of gloop?

    • February 12, 2017 at 12:46

      The term Veterans is one the forces appeal itself used. I’m well aware of the distinction but went with the official designation in this.

  2. Wolfie
    February 12, 2017 at 15:52

    A veteran is someone who has fought in a significant military campaign, not just in the military.

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