Veterans Aid

Inside the unlikely nerve-centre fighting against veteran homelessness.

A stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace’s back garden, in a neighbourhood dominated by big business and the hectic hustle of Victoria Station, the offices of Veterans Aid are in a small terraced house down a quiet mews.

Veterans Aid CEO, Dr Hugh Milroy OBE, known affectionately as the Wing Commander by his colleagues, welcomes The Big Issue. Inside, it is clean, bright, nondescript. But do not be fooled. This place is the heart of a revolutionary quest to prevent homelessness among former members of the armed services and to break the cycle of homelessness for anyone who has already slipped through the net.

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