One of the most difficult challenges faced by members of our Armed Forces community can be finding, keeping and staying in their own home.
As well as directly funding home improvements and adaptations, much of the money we raise goes to support housing for veterans and their families, provided by specialist housing organisations.
Without a home, it can be hard to get your life back on track. So, whatever your housing problems, we are here to help.
In need of disabled-friendly or accessible accommodation?
Finding suitable housing is a challenge for anyone leaving the Armed Forces — but for those with a disability, it can present even greater challenges. Military Matters gives disabled Service leavers and veterans expert help in finding the right home. For more information, contact Housing Options Scotland on 0131 247 1400 or visit them online.
Financial support to housing organisations
Over the past 3 years we have provided financial support totalling in excess of £118,000 to housing organisations including: Scottish Veterans’ Garden City Association, Scottish Veterans Residences and Housing Options Scotland.
In October 2019, in conjunction with the Veterans Scotland Housing Group, we published a housing guide aimed at frontline staff working in local authorities and housing associations to support veterans with housing related matters. The guide aims to highlight common problems faced by the Armed Forces community while outlining the existing responsibilities of Government and housing authorities.
Our guide provides a toolkit of practical advice on how to improve services, and shows good practice from across Scotland as a source of inspiration. The guide acts as a quick reference resource for frontline professionals providing housing and homelessness services.