February 11

A letter from Boris

A letter from Boris Johnson discussing homeless veteran issues

In January I wrote to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, about the issue of homeless armed forces veterans. I have today received a reply from Mr Johnson and I have to say that I’m extremely pleased with his answer to my question.

“Each year an estimated £250,000 of my £9m budget for rough sleeping services assists former members of the UK Armed Forces, and I have pledged to continue this investment for the rest of my Mayoral term. I want to do, and my officers are currently in detailed discussions with Veteran’s Aid for a grant of around £200,000 towards the refurbishment of their hostel”

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November 25

I’m trained for combat, but completely unarmed against poverty

Chinook Camp Bastion

Many who leave the services find themselves ill-equipped against unemployment and lack of affordable housing. I recently wrote about this issue for the Army Benevolent Fund as part of their link up to support homeless Veterans this Christmas. My words have appeared online in the Independent and can be found at the link below.

Independent Voices – Campaigns

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