This report takes an in-depth look at housing for ex-Service personnel, including housing decisions as part of the transition process, how organisations work together on housing-related issues for ex-Service personnel and their families, and further factors that need to be considered as part of the process of securing appropriate housing.
The housing system is complex for anyone facing housing difficulties. It can be particularly difficult for ex-Service personnel to navigate because Armed Forces accommodation is completely separate from the civilian system. Finding a path through the housing maze can be additionally complicated by the number of organisations involved, including local authorities, housing associations, advice organisations and a plethora of Armed Forces charities. Collaboration between these organisations is therefore key to meeting the housing needs of ex-Service personnel. This study, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust, examines how organisations work together to support ex-Service personnel with housing problems, with a particular focus on the process of transition as people leave the Armed Forces.
Rolfe, S., 2020. Working Together to Meet the Housing Needs of Ex-Service Personnel: Examining the Challenges of Transition and Collaboration. Report prepared for the University of Stirling and Forces in Mind Trust.