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Getting Transition Right in Scotland: Housing – Making a Home in Civilian Society

It is estimated that of the current veterans population of around 250,000 living in Scotland, around 100,000 are presently of working age, with up to another 1,800 individuals a year (plus their partners and families) joining those numbers. Although, longer…

Armed Forces and Veteran Housing Policies: The United Kingdom 2021 Vision

Accessing suitable accommodation post transition into civilian life from the military is one of the key markers for future success and wellbeing. For many this process can and does start during their military career. Some veterans struggle to find appropriate…

Service Family Accommodation Statistics 2010 to 2021

This edition provides statistics for 2010 to 2021 (as at 31 March each year), with a base year of 2000, and updates figures released in the 2020 edition of this publication, which provided statistics up to 31 March 2020.

The Map of Need: identifying and predicting the spatial distribution of financial hardship in Scotland’s veteran community

Introduction During military service, many household costs for both married and single service personnel are subsidised, and transition can leave veterans unprepared for the financial demands of civilian life. Armed Forces organisations such as Sailor, Soldier, Air Force Association (SSAFA)…

Support for UK Veterans

The Annual Population Survey of Veterans residing in Great Britain and the Census 2011: Working Age UK Armed Forces Veterans Residing in England & Wales produced by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) provide a range of statistics about the veteran…

Working Together to Meet the Housing Needs of Ex-Service Personnel: Examining the Challenges of Transition and Collaboration

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…

The exploration of the dispersal of British military families in England following the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010

Strictly relying on publicly available data, this study depicts and quantifies the spatial pattern of England’s military families with dependent children. England’s Service Pupil Premium for the financial years between 2011 and 2019 is used as a proxy variable to…

Forces Help to Buy Scheme quarterly statistics: 2020/21

The FHTB scheme was launched in April 2014 with the aim of supporting and encouraging home ownership amongst Service Personnel whose level of home ownership has historically been lower than the rest of the UK population. Regular Service Personnel can…