If you think you may be homeless after discharge from the forces, contact the Housing Inclusion Service. You'll need to provide details of any notice of eviction you may have received.
Someone from the Customer Access Team will see you to get further information and offer you advice. The Housing Inclusion Service will need to know the reason for your discharge and if you are likely to be homeless within 56 days. They will also need to know:
- how long you were in the forces
- medical information, if applicable
- how long it's been since you left the forces, if applicable.
Ex-members of the armed forces and anyone being discharged from the army can register with Allocations to be placed on the choice based lettings scheme for a bidding reference number. The Allocations department will request further information from you if required and inform you of your band details once registered.
If you think you may become street homeless
If you think you will become street homeless you should come to see us. You can also contact the Royal British Legion who might be able to offer help and further advice.
We can advise you on accessing the private accommodation sector and offer the HACTRAC rent deposit bond scheme.
Other useful websites include:
- Soldiers' and Sailors' Families Association (SSAFA) - for people currently serving in the forces and ex-service personnel and their families.
- Homeless England directory - this has details of day centres and hostels in London and across the UK.
- Veterans Housing Advice (VHA) - this is a new service which provides clear pathways for ex-service personnel in housing need throughout the UK to move into permanent homes. They can also be found through the Veterans' Gateway. You can also call on 0808 802 1212 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week).