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April 04 2014
Veterans Aid will get £56k to provide emergency accommodation, treat alcohol dependency and provide education and training
Long-standing charity Veterans Aid is set to receive £56,000 to provide emergency accommodation, treat alcohol dependency and provide education and training to homeless veterans.

This is in addition to £300,000 that London mayor Boris Johnson has set aside for homeless veterans who have served in the UK’s Armed Forces. He said: “I’m determined to ensure that the small numbers of veterans who do end up sleeping rough have access to the right kind of services as fast as possible. Working with a specialist charity like Veterans Aid, we can make sure this happens.”

The number of veterans on the streets may be relatively low, but historically they have been among the capital’s most entrenched rough sleepers. CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy said: “For the few that do slip through the net, this money will help us with our policy of swift intervention to break any cycle of dependency.”

Over 200 veterans have been helped off the streets and into housing and employment in the last year. It’s estimated that 50 veterans have used the No Second Night Out campaign, 25 are being helped by the Mayor’s social impact bond for rough sleepers, 72 have been supported by a grant to Veterans Aid.

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