The Mirror UK
Patrick Hill, Sean Rayment and Amy Sharpe
Januray 13, 2018
A Sunday People probe reveals how hundreds of Brit veterans are reduced to sleeping in doorways and begging from passers-by
The 56-year-old says during his time on the streets and since, he has met hundreds of veterans, from the Falklands campaign through to more recent conflicts, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many are reduced to sleeping in doorways, bus stops and parks, begging from passers-by.
Hero Craig Mealing was left homeless for two months after turning to alcohol to cope with his PTSD
At least 13,000 of our war heroes are homeless after leaving the military, a Sunday People probe reveals.
Military charities said the shameful figure is a record high and the Government is failing those who risk their lives for Queen and country.
They also issued a stark warning that the crisis deepens every month.
Les Standish, who won the Military Medal in the Falklands War, said: “The Government has let these people down. These men and women were willing to fight and lay down their lives for this country and the only help available to them is from charities.
“The Government needs to do more for them. It’s a disgrace.”
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