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Housing

A guide to housing options available to service personel and veterans

Cornwall Council Housing Policy

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Cornwall Council's Housing Allocations Policy sets out how armed forces personnel are treated in regard to bidding for a council house. The Homechoice Scheme explains how applications to join the Council's housing register are dealt with (there are specific allowances in respect of armed forces personnel, as dictated by legislation). For more details see the Cornwall Housing website.

Further information about finding housing and points of contact for further help and advice are available on Cornwall Council's website.

The Government has also published national statuatory guidance on access to social housing for members of the armed forces.

Shelter offer advice for current and former members of the armed services and their families.

Citizens advice information applies to: people who will soon be leaving the Armed Forces, people who used to serve in the Armed Forces (veterans), the dependants of people who will soon be leaving the Armed Forces and veterans.

If you have housing questions or problems, there is help available for you if you are in the Armed Forces, a veteran or a family member of someone in the Armed Forces or a veteran.

You can use this information to find out about the help available to you, depending on your situation. You can also use this information to find out about organisations that can help you with your housing needs.

Forces help to buy offer help to get on the property ladder.

Barratt Homes offer Britain's military servicemen and women special incentives to help them get their feet on the property ladder.

Taylor Wimpey offer an armed forces discount you could get a discount of up to £500 for every £25,000 you spend on a new home! It is exclusively available to armed forces personnel at many Taylor Wimpey developments.

Military Mortgages from Forces Mutual provide advice and help in finding the most suitable mortgage for you.