‘Homes for Heroes’ campaign

Here the Telegraph reports

Veterans are being denied council housing despite putting their lives at risk in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to new research backed by former military chiefs this week.

Councils are “biased” against former servicemen and women when allocating housing because they give priority to applicants on the waiting lists with a strong local connection to the area, the investigation will find.

A new campaign – the Homes for Heroes Foundation – will be launched on Tuesday, with the backing of the former Nato Secretary General, Lord Robertson, and Lord Richards, the former Chief of Defence Staff.

 

Former Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps wants veterans of recent conflicts to be guaranteed homes when they leave the armed forces.

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