You are homeless if you have nowhere to live and are sleeping rough or you only have short term accommodation. If you are homeless or threatened by homelessness there is help available.

Veterans Aid are based in London

Veterans Aid exists to help you if you are in crisis, homeless or likely to become homeless. Contact us now if you need help, regardless of how long you served or whether you were in the  Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, RAF or Merchant Service. We will try our best to help you! Call us now on Free Phone 0800 012 68 67. We can provide direct and immediate help to vulnerable Veterans with: Accommodation; Financial assistance; Food & clothing; Advice & advocacy.

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes can access advice and support on a wide range of issues including debt, employment, benefits, health and housing issues. Glasgow’s Helping Heroes is a partnership between
SSAFA Forces Help and Glasgow City Council.

In my day job I am the Housing Officer at the MCTC. I have produced the following guides which may be of interest: a Guide to Private Renting, a guide to low cost home ownership called To Buy or Not To Buy ? and The Veteran The Council & Homelessness. They are all free to download in a variety of formats. There is also lots of housing advice  on the UK Veterans Affairs League site as well as advice about employment, health and other issues that will be of interest to all veterans.


10.5 million veterans and dependants make up the ex-Service community. The most common problems faced on leaving the Armed Forces are financial difficulties, unemployment, lack of skills, and depression. Alabaré can offer a wide range of support to vulnerable and homeless members of the ex-Service community.http://www.alabare.co.uk/supportforex-servicepersonnel.php

Help 4 Homeless Veterans 

Based in South Yorkshire: ‘Our mission is to source and provide accommodation to Ex Service Personnel who are living rough or in unsatisfactory accommodation’. Our aims:

  • To support, Servicemen and women into suitable accommodation, and empower them to develop a civilian career.
  • To provide access to organisations who can offer up-to-date and accessible information on employment, further training and wider opportunities
  • To identify employers in locations close to the accommodation occupied by veterans maintain and develop links with employers and other relevant agencies regionally.
  • To provide, an excellent, quality ‘Service of Care’ to our beneficiaries.
  •  To set high expectations and apply our skills, energy and passion to provide an excellent quality ‘Service of Care’.
  • To constantly evolve our ‘Service of Care’ to match the changing needs of the Veteran Community to ensure our beneficiaries can benefit from the provision provided.

Live At Ease

Live At Ease are based in the North West and give free, one-to-one support to anyone who’s ever served in the armed forces. ‘Live At Ease’ supports veterans and their families to find alternative housing, access housing benefits and social housing services and get legal support for housing disputes.


Based in Newcastle the Norcare Veterans’ Centre was set up to help some of the hundreds of homeless ex-servicemen and women across the UK. It offers help to a hidden army of veterans that has slipped through the support net and ended up on the streets or ‘sofa surfing’, suffering problems with drugs, alcohol and mental ill health.

The Norcare Veterans’ Centre has en-suite residential rooms as well as outreach facilities providing veterans with a range of support services including access to counselling and family liaison services, accommodation and specialist services including drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

 St Peter’s Court – Shaid

SHAID, (Single Homeless Action Initiative) based in Derwentside, provides a range of housing advice, support and related services to help young people make the difficult transition to living independently in the community.

The sort of things we can help you with include: Advice if you are thinking of leaving home; Help in finding somewhere to live; Basic advice on your housing rights; Support if you find yourself homeless; Help with filling in forms and dealing with red tape, including benefit claims; Guidance about managing your money and paying bills; Support if you are living on your own; Someone to listen to you if you have problems, and help you decide on how to deal with them; Learning to plan meals, shop and cook; Putting you in touch with comminity groups and facilities; Advice on finding interesting things to do with your time (work, training courses, clubs, volunteering, sports); Drop’in sessions, a chance to meet other young people in similar situations and chat with support workers.

AF&V Launchpad  – Newcastle and will be opening a project in Liverpool

Avondale House – subsidised rental accommodation, reserved solely for Service veterans and their partners, with professional welfare, work and housing support available, if required.


The Veterans’ Nomination Scheme, run by Stoll in partnership with The Royal British Legion, has been housing Veterans in independent accommodation across London and the South-East since 2009. We now also have access to properties in the North West and Midlands, and are expanding rapidly