I have just received a survey questionnaire that has apparently been sent to all who left the services in the last two years. The National Audit Office want to know how effective all the resettlement briefings are; housing, finance, career transition etc. Question 39 asks about current living accommodation, to tick one box in the following list: Own home Private rented Local Authority/Council Other social housing Hostel B&B Student Accommodation With relatives With friends Sleeping rough Other Now, how is the survey going to reach anyone who is sleeping rough? Even hostels/B&B/staying with friends is often a short-term temporary arrangement before moving on, so the survey is also unlikely to reach anyone who is 'hidden homeless' never mind sleeping rough. I have made this point on the 'any other comments' section of the questionnaire but can't you just see the survey results: 0% of ex-forces homeless in first two years of civilian life! The results of the survey are meant to help make recommendations to the MoD about designing future personnel policies/meeting the needs of future service leavers. I would suggest that the survey results are going to be a little inaccurate to say the least!