The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) was established to improve the transition of service men and women and their families into civilian life. It has awarded a grant to social housing providers Stoll and Riverside to research housing provision for ex-service personnel. The grant will fund a qualitative and quantitative research programme.
Stoll (formerly The Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation) is a registered charity which provides a range of services and rehabilitative support to vulnerable and disabled ex-service men and women. Riverside works with diverse client groups including a specialism in supporting veterans with their housing and training needs.
The aim of the research is to investigate the housing and support provisions that are available to ex-service personnel in England, Scotland and Wales, and will include surveys of providers of housing and longitudinal interviews with ex-service personnel. The research will produce the definitive source of data on housing for single veterans for many years to come, and areference point for anyone wanting to develop housing solutions for the ex-service personnel community in the future.
The research takes places in two phases:
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