Experts warn of increase in women soldiers facing homelessness

May 11, 2011

Experts are warning of an alarming increase in the number of women soldiers who face homelessness.

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Less than six months ago it was almost unheard of for a female soldier to end up on the streets. Now Veterans Aid charity says it is getting one case a month.

Its chief Dr Hugh Milroy said: “Before we might get one woman soldier a year come forward. Now it is every four or five weeks. One soldier came to us for help recently carrying her baby.”

The Sunday Mirror is running a campaign for more help for war vets.

Call Veterans Aid helpline on 0800 012 6867