Douglas Haig Memorial Homes, known as Haig Homes was established as a Charitable Trust in 1929 as a memorial to Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE in recognition of his work to highlight and solve many problems facing ex-Service people and their families. He was particularly concerned with the plight of those disabled during their service in theatres of War and the difficulties created by this in their civilian lives.
The object of the Trust is to provide housing assistance to ex-Service people and/or their dependants. Currently this object is achieved by letting homes at affordable rents.
To be considered for housing, applicants must have a British Armed Forces connection and be in housing need.
The Association has over 1,300 houses, flats, maisonettes and bungalows throughout the UK, built mostly in the 1930’s, 1950’s and 1990’s. Some are subject to the nomination rights of the original service or regimental organisation which donated the funds for the building.
The properties in Jersey are subject to residential qualification for the States of Jersey.
Applicants for housing by the Trust are normally assessed using a points system which combines Service Points and Need Points. Allocation of accommodation priority is normally given to those with greatest need except where this would lead to unsustainable tenancies, inappropriate use of the housing stock or unstable communities.
For full details, please download A Guide to Tenant Selection & Property Allocation.
Download a full description of the Trust and its work ‘In context'.
Haig Homes is the leading UK provider of rental housing for ex-Service people.
Haig Homes has over 1,300 properties situated on small well managed estates ranging in size from about six houses up to the largest estate in Morden of over 270 homes. The properties, a mix of family-sized houses, maisonettes and flats, are spread throughout the United Kingdom in 47 different local authorities. The properties are for rental only.
Haig Homes does not have any sheltered, residential or nursing homes. The majority of homes are suitable for families and only a small number of properties are suitable for a single occupancy at Bristol, Haslemere (Hampshire), Morden and Woolwich (London). Some properties are suitable for the frail, elderly and people with disabilities.