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Armed Forces

You should be treated as being vulnerable and therefore in priority need for accommodation, if you can show that your vulnerability is as a result of being a former member of the Armed Forces.

When deciding this St Leger Homes consider:

  • How long you were in the forces and what role you had
  • If you spent any time in a military hospital
  • if you were released from service on medical grounds (and have a Medical History Release Form)
  • If you have had accommodation since leaving service and if you have been able to obtain or maintain accommodation since you left
  • How long it has been since you left service

To help support your case, you may need to provide medical evidence from the Ministry of Defence, including a Medical History Release Form (if you were given one). You may need to seek independent legal advice or help from a specialist agency to make representations on your behalf if this council decides that you do not meet the criteria set out above, and therefore it does not owe a duty to provide you with accommodation.

Armed Forces

If you are a current or a former member of the Armed Forces we can offer you help and support to seek accommodation.

Doncaster has signed up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant and we have made a commitment to supporting the Armed Forces in Doncaster.  The covenant encourage Councils to offer support to the local Armed Forces community and aims to make it easier for service personnel, families and veterans to access the help and support available.

You can apply for Council Housing by registering to join the housing register at  Doncaster Home Choice You must provide proof of your service record.

If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, or are preparing for service discharge you may be given extra housing priority to assist in finding accommodation.

You can also receive help and support from SSAFA.

SSAFA provides lifelong support to men and women in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families.

SSAFA also work with veterans of all ages to help them settle into life and work outside of the Forces.

Visit SSAFA or call 0800 731 4880

In addition to SSAFA, the Veterans Gateway gateway is a huge network of organisations supporting the Armed Forces community.

Doncaster Council has signed the Armed Forces Convenant, proudly supporting those who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces along with their families.  The community pack contains a guide for veterans and includes dedicated local contacts specifically within Doncaster.