Group unveils plan to build 10 homes for heroes every year
MINISTER for Veterans Graeme Dey MSP has welcomed Wheatley Group’s commitment to providing homes for people leaving the Armed Forces.
Wheatley, Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group, is to provide 10 homes each year to former Armed Forces personnel.
The move is another way Wheatley is helping ex-servicemen and women overcome problems they can face in adjusting to civilian life.
Mr Dey MSP, minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans, praised the commitment as he visited Wheatley House in Glasgow to learn more about the initiative.
He said: “Wheatley Group’s work is a fantastic example of the devoted support we have in Scotland for our Armed Forces community.
“I very much welcome the commitment to set aside 10 homes for veterans every year, especially as that sits within a much wider support offering.
“Initiatives such as this will help achieve my ambition that Scotland should become the destination of choice for those leaving the Armed Forces, with the best possible support that society can offer.”
James Dornan, MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, who introduced the Minister to Wheatley, said he was delighted when Wheatley agreed his request to help support the veterans.
The big unveiling