Group un­veils plan to build 10 homes for he­roes ev­ery year

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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

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