Colleen Martin, Liverpool City Council’s Armed Forces strategic lead,said: “Securing a home is a vital part of supporting former members of the Armed Forces to start their new lives out of uniform.
“There can be a perception that ex-service personnel can often fall into homelessness, but in reality this is usually not the case and they are just as likely to own their own home as the rest of the population.
“We know in Liverpool that our partners such as Veterans HQ and Shelter do incredible work supporting service leavers with housing issues but we always want to do even better. Next week’s forum is a chance to share ideas and to explore what we can all do to address the wider needs of service leavers as they start to build a new home in Liverpool.
“I would urge any organisation that was unable to attend our previous meetings to get involved next week – we really want to hear what you think.”