Thursday, 27 December 2007

Priority Housing4XForces

Just as the recent drive to send Christmas parcels to the guys on the frontline reflected the work of Princess Mary in World War 1, so too does the new campaign for priority housing for ex-servicemen have similarities with the 'Homes For Heroes' movement of the post-WW1 era.
Teresa Theobold, whose campaign 'Parcels43' led the way in securing free postage to UK troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, is championing the new campaign to urge local councils to conform with the legal requirement to give priority to ex-service personnel seeking accommodation.
The Royal British Legion believes that in London alone there are 2,500 homeless ex-servicemen. The Legion's Director of Welfare, Sue Freeth, said: "Councils are letting former soldiers down and don't realise the kind of sacrifice they have made for the country".
Teresa's campaign 'Priority Housing 4xForces' has the support of the Royal British Legion and the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association. If you also would like to support it, then sign the petition at

Link> Parcels43 - Supporting our Troops
Link> The Mail: Shame of the councils
Link> BBC: 'Nowhere for us to live'
Link> BBC: Appeal over ex-service homeless