Spring but still cold

A disabled military veteran is being left to freeze on the streets.
A Soldier, who can barely walk due to arthritis, is being “ignored” by Wiltshire Council.
The authority has not found him somewhere to live, despite the Armed Forces Covenant.
Signed by every local authority, stating military veterans should get priority when it comes to housing and health care.

Hands up if anyone is surprised that UK local government aren’t helping him?
Anyway the whole story is linked for you to shake your head at.

Only some extra food for thought

1 Oct 2015 / Wiltshire Times
WILTSHIRE Council has joined with other public sector partners in preparation for welcoming more refugees.
22 July 2016 Wiltshire.gov.uk (Wiltshire part of pilot scheme to help support refugees)
Baroness Scott of Bybrook, OBE, Leader of Wiltshire Council said: “We are very grateful to the many volunteers who have ensured our families and individuals have been made to feel welcome and settle into their new homes.

Now I get it. It’s a question of who matters more!
Refugees or disabled mil veterans.

Jane Antoinette Scott, Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE is a British Conservative (Tory) politician, leader of Wiltshire County Council and member of the House of Lords.
There you go. A Tory, a Peer, leads Wiltshire CC who is not helping veterans.

Her one wish in the Guardian (2013)?
Her one wish? “I would like them [the government] to trust us more.”

There is a HUGE ARMY PRESENCE on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.
So my question to her is:-
Are they right to trust that you, as leader of Wiltshire County Council, will act in accordance with and the spirit of The Armed Forces Covenant you signed in 2011?
To step in, right the wrong, and house this disabled mil vet?

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7 Responses to Spring but still cold

  1. shtfprepper says:

    Helping veterans isn’t the ” in ” thing to do. It doesn’t garner much press or put money into her bank accounts.

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