Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, has welcomed a report by homelessness charity Alabare into the housing needs of the veterans’ community. Speaking after the launch event in Parliament, Nia said:
“We all rightly feel a sense of horror that anyone who has served our country with distinction should be left homeless after they have left the Forces. Of course the fast majority of our veterans do not experience homelessness, but charities like Alabare do an excellent job in supporting the small minority of veterans who do find themselves without a home.
“This report makes a number of important findings and it underlines the importance of providing specialist support to homeless veterans, such as the many homes that Alabare runs across England and Wales.”
The report can be viewed here.