Homeless veterans

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5144
Question By: 
Gareth Bacon
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As you may be aware, I am a firm advocate of supporting our homeless veterans, and the Mayor had previously agreed £300k for this disadvantaged group. Giving that Christmas is fast approaching, can the Mayor confirm that he will be granting funding towards homeless veterans for this winter as well?

Answer

Answer for Homeless veterans

Answer for Homeless veterans

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am funding a range of services for rough sleepers to the tune of almost £9m this year. These are used by veterans of Britain's armed forces. In 2012/13, I provided a grant of £60,000 to an accommodation project run by Veterans' Aid and I am currently in discussion with this organisation about their future needs.