SHAME ON BRITAIN: Sixty-thousand British War veterans are ‘homeless’ or suffering ‘mental health’ issues

SIXTY-THOUSAND heroic British war veterans in the UK are homeless or suffering mental health problems according to a new study.

They are struggling to adjust to civvy life civilian and MPs are failing the brave men and women who have selflessly risked their lives for Queen and Country.

According to the study, over 50,000 are coping with mental health conditions, 10,000 are in prison, on parole or on probation and 6,000 have no permanent address.

“Our research shows that the problem is still rife, and the Government needs to start taking its duty of care seriously,” said a spokesman for the study.

Figures reveal that 25,000 veterans received mental health treatment in 2016-17, but the Mental Health Foundation says only half ask for help, which could mean there are 50,000 former military personnel with mental health issues.

“These veterans were willing to put their lives on the line for their country. That country must take responsibility for their welfare on return.”

A government spokeswoman said: “We are committed to supporting those who struggle.”

The British Legion has estimated that there are currently about 6,000 homeless veterans in the UK.

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  1. LF

    October 19, 2018 at 18:55

    Thomas Payton-Greene 0.7% is a lot when you realise the government only spends around 2% on defence. All those employed by defence pay their taxes and so that is money well spent in my opinion. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for foreign aid the more we give the more they want.

  2. Annabella Laws

    October 23, 2018 at 15:45

    Veterans or not i don’t care if they were sent to kill another mans child in another mans land, what should be a SHAME is we have ANY homeless at all! i don’t care if it’s a poor disabled person who’s been thrown out. someone down on their luck or a war vet NONE OF THESE PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE PRIORITY OVER EACH OTHER BECAUSE THEY WENT TO FIGHT SOMEONE ELSE’s WAR, THEY SHOULD TAKE PRIORITY BECAUSE THEY ARE WITHOUT A HOME!

  3. John

    December 3, 2018 at 16:33

    I have to admit I went into the forces with a mental health problem which was not detected. They tried all the could to keep me in and eventually I left on payment after serving a good number of years. I wonder how many more who have served were always going to have mental health issues due to genes and so on.

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