2023 Armed Forces Covenant Conference
More than 230 delegates gathered at St James’ Park, Newcastle on September 14 for the Armed Forces Covenant in the Community conference.
The theme for the day was ‘Preventing Disadvantage’ affecting the Armed Forces Community. The conference brought together delegates from Central Government, Devolved Administrations, Local Government, Charities, Housing, Education and Health sectors, to discuss issues, share ideas and build partnerships.
The keynote speech was delivered by the Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families. The day included a range of speakers including serving personnel, veterans and family members.
Breakout sessions discussed practical ideas to tackle disadvantage faced by the Armed Forces Community, when accessing Housing, Health and Education services.