The Government has made a commitment to support service personnel, veterans and their families.
The Armed Forces Covenant outlines the positive measures in place for the Armed forces community. It ensures that they have no disadvantage, compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services.
Armed Forces Covenant
We support military personnel and their families/dependants in the district, and veterans who have chosen to live here. We’re delighted to have received the bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).
We’ve also signed up to the North Yorkshire Armed Forces Community Covenant and strive to meet our responsibilities in the Armed Forces Covenant.
Help for over 65s
A range of help and support for past members of the armed forces over 65 is also available delivered by the White Rose Home Improvement Agency
If you’re leaving the Armed Forces, or you’re a former member, you may be entitled to help from us if you are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Please email our Housing team or call 01653 600666 ext 43625.
We intervene at early stages to prevent homelessness and secure accommodation.
You must consider private rental property which is suitable for your household needs. We may also assist you to secure a six month assured shorthold tenancy in the private sector. Please visit Right Move for further information on available properties.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may also register for social housing via North Yorkshire Home Choice.
Useful links for key advice
Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services, SPACES, is a housing advice and placement service for veterans. SPACES targets the most vulnerable of Service leavers, regardless of rank, length of service, or reason for discharge.
A single point of contact for veterans seeking advice and support.
Practical housing advice and support for veterans and their dependants. You may be able to apply for funding to help you move house.
The centre is accessible to all wounded, injured and sick personnel and their loved ones. Whether they’re still serving or a Veteran.
24 hour helpline provides support for veterans and their families seeking expert advice on mental health, housing and employment
Their mission is to source and provide accommodation to Ex Service Personnel who are living rough or in unsatisfactory accommodation.
Provides affordable supported rented accommodation with on-site support to Armed Forces veterans of all ages and their partners.
Provides temporary accommodation to British Armed Forces Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Helping ex-servicemen and women in crisis. Enables sustainable, independent living with support.
The Beacon offers supported housing to single veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who have support needs. Based at Catterick Garrison, the team understands the unique needs of veterans transitioning in to civilian life.
Stoll provide over 250 affordable homes for vulnerable Veterans to rent. They also arrange accommodation for Veterans through housing associations and local authorities across the country.
This is a charity for veterans of the Emergency Services and Armed Forces, available locally in Ryedale.
For those suffering from severe stress, who feel they have nowhere else to turn. Through their growing local network of cafes and centres, they support veterans and their families where it matters – in their community and in their homes.
Support for veterans and their families for the rest of their lives.