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UK Forces Help to Buy Scheme quarterly statistics: 2019/20

This quarterly statistical release provides summary statistics on applications, payments and purchases made under the Forces Help to Buy (FHTB) scheme. The Q2 and Q4 editions also provide statistics on the proportions of payments by region and on the age…

Homeless Veterans in London: Investigating Housing Responsibilities

As with our 2016 report, we have reviewed publicly available information for each London local authority, including information on websites and housing policies and strategies. We have also made a series of other recommendations drawing from research which cannot be…

Survey Snapshot: Benefits and Challenges of Dispersed Living

The RAF Families Federation’s Dispersed Families Project is an initiative funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds, and aims to improve understanding of the lived experience of dispersed families in the Royal Air Force. A series of online surveys for…

AFF Big Survey – New allocation & maintenance contract

Key findings 1. Families want to be able to manage living in SFA online. 2. Additional and accurate information is needed, especially when applying for housing. 3. Families want efficient and effective repairs, managed through a modern system. 4. Houses…

AFF Big Survey – Future Accommodation Model (FAM)

Key findings 1. Families do not feel communicated with about FAM. 2. Families don’t understand why FAM is being implemented. 3. Families want to be informed and listened to. 4. FAM is not compatible with the mobile Army lifestyle. 5.…

Snapshot Housing Bullets

Bullets provide the key points of a Snapshot. Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and…

Opioid use disorder and homelessness in the Veterans Health Administration : The challenge of multimorbidity

Objective: The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence and sociodemographic and clinical correlates of opioid use disorder (OUD), a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, among homeless veterans nationally in the Veterans Health…

Persistent social networks : Civil war veterans who fought together co-locate in later life

We demonstrate the long reach of early social ties in the location decision of individuals and in their older age mortality risk using data on Union Army veterans of the US Civil War (1861-5). We estimate discrete choice migration models…