An ex soldier stumbles and falls on stony ground he gets up on his knees stays there and begs for help. What he should do is get up brush himself down, shoulders back and sort himself out. I can hear you all coming to his defence his suffering from PTSD or what ever and I should be more caring. This ex special forces soldier I believe like many of them went into the security business. Had too thatís their trade, but the call for this trade is no longer there putting a lot of these ex soldiers out of business.
He states the regiment is housing him, but let me reminds him: all local authorities have a duty of care and that is to re-house anyone who comes knocking on their door, thatís the law. B&B is re-housing on a temporary basics.
There is a solution and it is this. All the military charities should pool their resourcesí and build suitable accommodation for these ex-military personnel who are homeless. These centres could also become training centres to give its occupantsí the skills needed in the civilian world.
The money is there and if we are the caring society we profess to be those ex military Members of Parliament have the clout but possible not the will. We have executives sitting on the boards of the Royal British Legion and SAFFA protecting their income who need to be brought to account.
There is an answer but not necessary the solution but something I believe worth a try.
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