I work as a Veterans Outreach support worker, which is a partnership between Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Veterans Residence. I help veterans who are moving into their own tenancy. My clients are often starting with nothing, or very little, and have no budget to buy the things that they need most.
Separation from children is one of the major sources of stress which many veterans identify as hindering them in sustaining a tenancy long term. Veterans are more prone to homelessness than non-veterans and in Scotland veterans are 10% more likely to become homeless than in England. Servicemen and women have given so much for their country […]