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The Cobseo Housing Cluster is made up of a wide range of charitable and social housing organisations that provide veteran-specific accommodation. This ranges from specialist hostel and supported housing projects for those with a specific need to family accommodation in assured and assured shorthold tenancies.
The Cluster is working to provide more accommodation for the ex Service community and to bring about an integrated veterans’ housing sector with clear pathways for ex-Service personnel in housing need to move into permanent homes. This process involves learning more about our respective services together with the development of a shared strategy to bring about greater joint-working and more effective interaction with external stakeholders including Veterans in housing need, Local Authorities, civilian homelessness charities and central Government.
Membership is open to any Full or Associate Cobseo Member who provides Veteran-specific housing and has the will to work together with other providers to improve the provision of housing to ex-Service personnel.
Cobseo Housing Cluster wins the FiMT Working Together Award at the Soldier on Awards
The Cobseo Housing Cluster received the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) Working Together Award at the Soldiering on Awards on Friday 20 April, at a special ceremony at Westminster Bridge Park Plaza.
The Cluster is a combination of 30 veterans’ housing organizations and charities formed to provide veteran specific housing and create an integrated veterans’ housing sector, with clear pathways for ex-Service personnel and their families in housing need to move into permanent homes.
Formed in 2009, the purpose of the clusters is to enable collaborative working across all the sectors to ensure the Armed Forces Community has access to the provisions and services that are needed. Read more.
Veterans’ Gateway – Access to Housing Advice
The Veterans’ Housing Advice service, initially provided by the Cobseo group of charities, and delivered by The Royal British Legion, Connect Assist and Shelter, has now been merged into Veterans’ Gateway. The service is accessible 24/7 and supported by a resident housing specialist located at the Contact Centre.
The team aim to support veterans in finding, securing or maintaining accommodation by utilising the skills and resources of the Cobseo Housing Cluster, local authority contacts and other housing providers. Information can be accessed by telephone, email, live chat, social media, and on the website by visiting Veterans’ Gateway/Self Help/Housing. Follow this link.