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The experiences of people who become homeless after military service

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The report explores the experiences of people who find themselves homeless after military service. The report aims to address the following questions: 1) Are there factors in people’s past that may contribute to the decision to join the armed forces or to the experiences of homelessness that some have after leaving? 2) What are people’s aspirations and motives when they join the armed forces, what is the quality of their life when they are in service, and what is it like when they leave? 3) What helps them through the process of leaving, and what makes things more difficult? 4) What do the Ministry of Defence, homeless agencies, and other service providers need to do to meet their needs – emotional and social as well as practical?

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Lemos, G. and Durkacz, S., 2005. The experiences of people who become homeless after military service. London: Lemos&Crane. [online] Available at: <https://www.lemosandcrane.co.uk/dev/resources/militaryhistory.pdf>.