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Armed Forces

Stockport Homes Group is able to provide advice and assistance to current and former members of the armed forces in these areas:

  • Homelessness

    If you are homeless or threatened with homelessness then call our Housing Options Team on 0161 217 6016 to discuss your situation or arrange a private interview. You can also e-mail us at housing.options@stockporthomes.org or drop in to our main office at Cornerstone , Monday to Friday from 1pm to 4pm.

    The Team are aware of the difficulties that current and former members of the armed forces and their families can face in finding somewhere to live, and can work with you to come up with a personalised housing plan. They also have details of the range of services and charities who work with the armed forces, and can make referrals and ensure you get all the help you need.

    More details of our Housing Options Team and what to do if you are homeless are available here.

  • Renting a home in the social or private sector

    Stockport has a shortage of available housing to rent, but we offer all current and former members of the armed forces and their families a one-one interview to talk through options that are available. Help with deposits and rent in advance for properties can also be provided in some circumstances, and support in applying for accommodation.

    To book an appointment with our Housing Options Team, call us on 0161 217 6016 or e-mail us at housing.options@stockporthomes.org.

    Details on how to apply for social housing are available here and through our private sector team here. 

  • Buying a shared ownership property

    Current and former members of the armed forces are prioritised for all the shared ownership properties that we build. Details of current schemes and contact details are available here.

  • Finding employment

    We have a dedicated employment team who can help you access training and employment opportunities and who recognise the skills and experience that the armed forces community offer. For more details are available here on what is available and how to refer yourself or someone else.

    As a company, we also encourage applications from current and former members of the armed forces, and welcome people with transferable skills. Our current job opportunities and available here

  • Accessing housing support

    Our Housing Support Team can help anyone who is struggling to maintain a tenancy, or signpost you to the most appropriate service for the help you need.  Current or former members of the armed forces are prioritised to receive a quick service and details are available here.

 The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and their families, are treated fairly. Stockport Homes supports this commitment with its own covenant agreement which is available here.

If you have any questions about the services outlined above, the Covenant, or ideas about how Stockport Homes could better support the Armed Forces Community, then please contact our Rehousing and Projects Manager, Geoff Binns, on 0161 474 3721 or by email at geoff.binns@stockporthomes.org

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Page last reviewed 06/12/2018