Housing and support services for single veterans

Researchers: Deborah QuilgarsMark Bevan, Jo Bretherton, Lisa O'Malley
Funder: Forces in Mind 
Duration: July 2013 to June 2016    


Background

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.

Aims

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.

Methods

The research takes places in two phases: 

  • Phase one will map the locations and types of housing that are available to the veterans’ community and identify where the need is for further provision. This phase is now complete:  Veterans executive summary (PDF , 1,488kb) or Veterans full report (PDF , 3,560kb).
  • Phase two will be a longitudinal study of ex-service personnel who have support needs, who currently receive services from either military-specific or generic providers. This phase is on-going and the first report will be in 2016.

Please contact deborah.quilgars@york.ac.uk for more information

Associated Research   

Meeting the Housing and Support Needs of Single Veterans in Great Britain

Executive Summary of first phase of the research

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The Experience of Homeless Ex-Service Personnel in London: 

Ex-Service Action Group on Homelessness (ESAG)

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