Homeless Jobless and Wifeless

Skynet

Midshipman
Homeless, Jobless and Wifeless
Posted: 2020 26/01/06

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Homeless, Jobless and Wifeless
This is how a recent commentator described the predicament of a significant number of ex-service personnel who find themselves without any affordable accommodation on leaving the services. The homeless predicament often leads onto jobless status because of their homeless status and in time the break up of their marriage.
Many are young service personnel who have been discharged with mental and physical wounds and have not had time to get into the housing market but are discriminated against when applying for social housing. Service personnel on discharge are not given affinity points like civilians who gain these points for living in a particular area. Service personnel are allowed no points because of their itinerate life style, a life style imposed on them in the service of their country.
The legislation is unfair and especially so with forces personnel engaged in two wars and with an ever increasing tempo of active service operations. The British Armed Forces Federation, The Royal British Legion and the Army Families Federation are all involved with this campaign to amend the current legislation so that ex-forces personnel are given the same opportunity when applying for social housing as any civilian, no more or no less. However, until the current housing legislation is changed it is patently unfair in its present form.
We need the help of all service personnel, their family, and friends in supporting an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons in order to get the legislation changed. Please go to the Royal British Legion link at the bottom of this page, it finds your MP, writes the letter and all you have to do is send it! There is an old parliamentary saying ‘the door that squeaks gets the attention! We all need to squeak!
We need your help, go on the link or copy this and send it to family and friends.
www.britishlegion.org....3998.shtml

If you have time help with the Downing Street Petition would be appreciated.

Petition10DowningStreet
petitions.pm.gov.uk/forceshousing/
 
Skynet said:
Homeless, Jobless and Wifeless
Posted: 2020 26/01/06

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Homeless, Jobless and Wifeless
This is how a recent commentator described the predicament of a significant number of ex-service personnel who find themselves without any affordable accommodation on leaving the services. The homeless predicament often leads onto jobless status because of their homeless status and in time the break up of their marriage.
Many are young service personnel who have been discharged with mental and physical wounds and have not had time to get into the housing market but are discriminated against when applying for social housing. Service personnel on discharge are not given affinity points like civilians who gain these points for living in a particular area. Service personnel are allowed no points because of their itinerate life style, a life style imposed on them in the service of their country.
The legislation is unfair and especially so with forces personnel engaged in two wars and with an ever increasing tempo of active service operations. The British Armed Forces Federation, The Royal British Legion and the Army Families Federation are all involved with this campaign to amend the current legislation so that ex-forces personnel are given the same opportunity when applying for social housing as any civilian, no more or no less. However, until the current housing legislation is changed it is patently unfair in its present form.
We need the help of all service personnel, their family, and friends in supporting an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons in order to get the legislation changed. Please go to the Royal British Legion link at the bottom of this page, it finds your MP, writes the letter and all you have to do is send it! There is an old parliamentary saying ‘the door that squeaks gets the attention! We all need to squeak!
We need your help, go on the link or copy this and send it to family and friends.
www.britishlegion.org....3998.shtml

If you have time help with the Downing Street Petition would be appreciated.

Petition10DowningStreet
petitions.pm.gov.uk/forceshousing/

I had problems with connecting to your link. This might help:
http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/content/Campaigning-513626.shtml

The EDM itself is available (& you can check here to see if your MP has already signed it) at:
http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=31905&SESSION=885
 

ANGWISH

Lantern Swinger
When did the legislation change? When i came out in 76 and moved back to central Scotland, i got the full points entitlement from the day i joined up at Ganges.That included time at sea and ashore
 

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Lantern Swinger
It changed in 1978, 1996 and was amended in 2002. This part of the Legislation has never been addressed. It was questioned but ignored back in the 80's. This is the furthest it's ever got and we will continue to press on until it changed.


Regards

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Rcvd this reply today.


Dear Mr Bremner,



Thank you for contacting Malcolm Bruce MP regarding social housing for former armed services personnel.



As your letter concerns Mr Bruce’s parliamentary duties, I have forwarded it to my Westminster colleague, Alex Hernandez. I trust she will be in touch with you shortly.



With kind regards,



Rob



Robert Milsom

Constituency Caseworker to Rt Hon Malcolm Bruce MP
 

Skynet

Midshipman
Thanks very much for all your help we are slowly gathering support and anything you can do to help would be most appreciated.
Best wishes
Skynet
 

Skynet

Midshipman
We are trying to come to the top of the pile with the Early day motion in the House of Commons. I have pasted below to top ten EDMs so to speak

These are the EDMs which are ahead of us. This page won't let me put them in tabulated form but they are readable. We need to reach that top position! Your help would be most appreciated.

EDM Number EDM Title Primary Sponsor No. of Signatures
132 ILLEGAL LOGGING Walley, Joan 356
468 SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES Drew, David 339
471 LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITIES: ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL Caton, Martin 296
241 PEOPLE AFFECTED BY OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS SCHEME WIND-UPS Wright, Tony 270
321 EVERY DISABLED CHILD MATTERS CAMPAIGN Newmark, Brooks 245
148 SPINAL INJURIES ASSOCIATION Berry, Roger 243
46 MOBILITY FOR BLIND PEOPLE Butterfill, John 226
1 CENTENARY OF SCOUTING Russell, Bob 226
698 HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 27th JANUARY 2007 Laws, David 221
287 BREAKTHROUGH BREAST CANCER'S SCREENING SAVES LIVES CAMPAIGN Hodgson, Sharon 216
866 SAFEGUARDING RUNAWAY AND MISSING CHILDREN Southworth, Helen 213
90 INLAND WATERWAYS (No. 2) Atkins, Charlotte 210
969 OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW Wright, Tony 201
153 SOCIAL HOUSING Starkey, Phyllis 199
*288 HOUSING PROVISION FOR FORMER MEMBERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM'S ARMED FORCES Dorries, Nadine 191*
 

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Lantern Swinger
aberdeenlad, Thats great news make sure you keep on his tail though, as so MP's are ignoring their constitiuents. The EDM has had another signature, which is great but we need a lot more to support us. The Labour Party has been very slow to act on this so If you have a Labour Minister for your Constituency please email them via the Royal British Legion link on this thread.

Once you get their reply please place it on here for others to read.

Regards

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