This report outlines changes needed in Scotland to help move towards the goal of reducing homelessness in veterans.
The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG), convened in 2018, recommended to the Scottish Government that pathways to prevent homelessness should be developed for groups that evidence tells us may be more at risk of homelessness and rough sleeping. This included veterans. In 2020, the Scottish Government and COSLA published the updated Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan, which reinforced their commitment to preventing homelessness in Scotland. The Scottish Government approached the Veterans Scotland Housing Group to take forward the work to develop this pathway for Service leavers and veterans. Veterans Scotland is a membership organisation of around 80 Armed Forces charities working to support members of the Armed Forces Community across Scotland. The Housing Group brings together veterans’ housing providers and other organisations interested in meeting the housing needs of veterans under the umbrella of Veterans Scotland.
Rolfe, S., 2022. Veterans' Homelessness Prevention Pathway. https://homelessnetwork.scot/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Veterans-Homelessness-Prevention-Pathway-20.1.21.pdf