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As part of their commitment to the armed forces community Leeds City Council disregards all payments made under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (2005) and the War Pension Scheme as income, when assessing eligibility for Housing Benefit. 

Find out more about council tax exemptions from Leeds City Council

There are also a range of financial support services which can help you find out what benefits you are eligible for and with the application process. 

Veterans Housing Advice

Veterans Gateway offers a dedicated helpline and housing search for veterans. 

Telephone: 0808 802 1212 

Find a home through Veterans Gateway


Op FORTITUDE provides a centralised referral pathway into veteran supported housing. The team works with individual veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness to find suitable accommodation or maintain their current home. 

Find our more about Op FORTITUDE

Veterans Nomination Scheme

The Veterans Nomination Scheme aims to support and rehabilitate veterans through safe sustainable housing. The scheme also supports veterans who have been living in unsuitable accommodation and seeks to fill the housing gap for working-age veterans. 

Find out more about the Veterans Nomination Scheme

Finding a home in Leeds

There are a number of ways that Leeds City Council can provide information and support around housing. From being and becoming a council tenant, to applying for affordable housing you can find out more on the councils website. 

Find out more about finding a home in Leeds

Leeds Housing Options

Leeds Housing Options aims to prevent homelessness, they offer advice and assistance to those in housing and homelessness related need. They offer advice on how to secure a home whether this is council housing, housing association housing or privately rented accommodation. 

Engage Leeds

Engage Leeds is a city-wise housing support service which works to support those who are struggling to managing their housing situation on a one to one basis. You can refer yourself or be referred by a professional supporting you. 

Find out more about Engage Leeds

Royal Star and Garters has established the Veteran Friendly Framework which is designed for used in residential settings for older people. The Veteran Friendly Framework helps care providers to offer appropriate support for the thousand of veterans living in care homes across England. 

Find our more about the Veteran Friendly Framework

This is a new framework, which sets eight standards providers need to meet as part of their accreditation. Ask your chose residential care home provider about the Veteran Friendly Framework. 

Find our more about care homes as a care option


You can also find some general information about your housing options in the city and where you can obtain support on Leeds Directory. You can view the information we hold by clicking on the icons below. 

Last updated: 10/12/2023

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