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1 in 4 Homeless a Veteran, Study Says

May 30, 1994| Reuters

LONDON — One-fourth of the single homeless people in Britain have served in the armed forces, and defense cuts could send the numbers soaring higher, according to a charity's study.

In its study, the housing charity Crisis concluded that former servicemen are more disadvantaged than other homeless people because of the culture shock of leaving behind a regimented life.

The charity's director, Mark Scothern, predicted that the numbers would grow as the government's planned defense layoffs for up to 17,000 personnel are carried through.

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