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Housing
resettlement guide

When leaving the military one of the most important things to organise is where to live. Whether you have lived in service accommodation and are now looking to rent or buy a property to live in, or whether you already own your own property, but may be considering relocating to a new area, this guide will provide an overview of useful information, articles and links.

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Each year, the JSHAO delivers over 50 briefs at various military locations across the UK and overseas, some of which will be located near or at a CTP Regional Resettlement Centre. JSHAO provides information and guidance on the various civilian housing options for Service Personnel at any point in their career and for those leaving the military and currently resident in service accommodation. JSHAO can also signpost the single veteran to the help offered by the Single Persons Accommodation Centre for Ex-Services (SPACES).

For those registered for Resettlement, attendance is treated as duty (so allowances may apply). The housing briefs are “All Ranks” and spouses are welcome to attend, as is anyone from within the military service and welfare communities for the provision of support to the Service Person.

In Germany, the briefings will be held at Paderborn until Germany draws down completely. In Cyprus, briefings are held at RAF Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and/or Episkopi twice a year.

In order to book a place, refer to the programme available on JSHAO’s gov.uk webpage which will direct you to the current annual programme, containing a list of all briefing locations and relevant contact details.

JSHAO have developed an e-learning module based on the existing JSHAO Civilian Housing Briefs. It will enable worldwide access by both Service and Civilian personnel to generic housing information topics, who would otherwise have to attend a housing brief - which is not always possible. The DLE module is available to anyone who wants to register, or who is already registered on the Defence Gateway. Access is via any up-to-date browser, or if accessing via DII/MODNet - use Google Chrome ONLY. The link is www.defencegateway.mod.uk, and more information can be found in the download on the right of this page.

Useful Leaflets

JSHAO have produced a series of useful leaflets which can be found on JSHAO’s gov.uk webpage. There are a total of 29 handouts covering topics such as Forces Help to Buy; House Purchase; Private Rental; Affordable Home Ownership Schemes; Social Housing and the MOD Referral Scheme; Understanding Council Tax; Removals; Local Authorities (by Region), and SPACES.

For further details and information you can contact the JSHAO by email: RC-AWS-JSHAO-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk or by telephone on 01252 787574 (Civ.) or 94222 7574 (Mil.). The team are located at HQ Regional Command, Aldershot, HANTS.

Living & Working Abroad

Many people consider moving abroad to settle when they leave the military. Opportunities vary depending on location selected. Emigration Fairs are held on a regular basis at some CTP locations and there are a number of national exhibitions and information events relating to emigration.

Anyone thinking of relocating out with the UK is recommended to carry out extensive research into the range of employment, housing, education and leisure opportunities available in their preferred location. They are also advised to research options for visas via the relevant country embassy/consulate website and proceed accordingly. A number of relocation agents will provide assistance with the relocation process. See the article, "Moving Abroad, things to consider", for more useful information.


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