The Homes for Heroes Foundation Launch Parliament: Tuesday 9th February 2016
A hundred years ago the Prime Minister David Lloyd George promised soldiers returning from the battlefields of Europe that they would have 'homes fit for heroes'. This in turn led to the Housing Act of 1919.
Today, many servicemen and women leave the armed forces after years of serving their country in the most dangerous parts of the world - only to face on their return an uphill battle to find a home for themselves and their families. There are several reasons for this: some veterans suffer permanent physical injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder; others are healthy in body and spirit but have sacrificed the opportunity to put down roots, whilst serving abroad.