Research into the housing-related support needs of homeless veterans

Research into the housing-related support needs of homeless veterans

This research study, conducted in late 2016, aimed to develop a deeper understanding of the current and emerging needs of homeless veterans living in Alabaré’s supported housing in England and Wales. Homeless veterans often prefer to live in veteran-only supported housing because of a shared understanding of military culture and the mutual support this provides. A series of in-depth interviews were conducted with residents, to better understand how certain characteristics can make some veterans more vulnerable to homelessness than the majority who make a successful transition to civilian life. The full report presents these themes through the medium of veterans’ own stories, told as far as possible in their own voices. The report notes that demand and need for veteran-only supported housing is likely to remain consistent and high for the foreseeable future. This model is working well for homeless veterans in England and Wales living in Alabaré services, meets many of their emotional and support needs and is strongly preferred by veterans over generic homelessness provision. It also includes a number of recommendations for future work with homeless veterans. 

ORGANIZATION: The Office for Public Management
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
LOCATION: England & Wales