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Supported Housing: Veterans

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 114606, tabled on 31 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to increase the provision of veteran supported housing.

Answered on

3 February 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ £11.5 billion Affordable Homes Programme (2021-26) (England) includes delivery for new supported housing within the programme. The delivery by Homes England and the Greater London Authority is based on bids from providers who are encouraged to discuss proposals with local areas. My previous answer to Question UIN 105327 on 31 January 2022 sets out the position on the provision of local housing support services.

In 2012, we changed the law so that seriously injured, ill or disabled Service personnel, and former members of the Armed Forces, with urgent housing needs are always given high priority for social housing. In June 2020 we published new statutory guidance for local authorities to improve access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.

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