Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, has published housing criteria for Veterans interested in moving into brand new accommodation in Aldershot. Thirty four homes are currently being built in Evelyn Avenue for vulnerable and disabled Veterans to rent from Spring 2018.
Andrea Howlett, Stoll’s Director of Housing and Development said: “Given the shortage of appropriate housing for Veterans, we are inviting Veterans who need both housing and support to apply for a new home. The new purpose built accommodation will enable people who have served in the Armed Forces to rent an affordable place to live. People will also receive tailored support to meet their individual needs.”
To be eligible for housing, people must have served in the UK Armed Forces. The homes are available for disabled Veterans or those who need support to live independently and who are currently inappropriately housed and have a low income. Full details are available at www.stoll.org.uk
Stoll Chief Executive, Ed Tytherleigh, said: “Having a place to call home is vital for us all. It is particularly important that the most vulnerable Service Leavers have appropriate housing. This enables people to adjust to the very different demands of civilian life and helps people become independent again. Our model of providing dedicated housing and support for Veterans has worked well for 100 years and we are delighted to be offering this service in Aldershot from 2018.”
Stoll will begin assessing applications from 1 October 2017 and will work closely with local partners including the Army, Mike Jackson House and Rushmoor Borough Council. The local authority will be able to recommend Veterans for twelve of the properties. All applicants will need to meet the eligibility criteria and go through the same assessment as other applicants.
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The scheme is part of the Veterans’ Accommodation Pathway in Aldershot, funded by the Veterans’ Accommodation Fund, which aims to provide better joined-up housing services for Veterans. The Homes and Communities Agency, the Royal British Legion, the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation, The Clothworkers’ Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation have pledged money to support this scheme.
- Stoll is one of the UK’s oldest Veterans’ charities – the leading provider of supported housing for the Veterans’ community
- Stoll is marking its centenary year, supporting the nation’s ex-Service men and women for 100 years
- Stoll provides a unique combination of housing, health and wellbeing support to vulnerable and disabled ex-Service men and women
- Stoll provides safe and secure housing that allows veterans to live comfortably and independently
- As well as providing supported housing, Stoll accesses specialist services to help vulnerable Veterans improve their physical and mental health
- For more information, please visit our website: stoll.org.uk