Transition Covenant support for Service families and the Bereaved

Lifting the Lid on Transition: The Families’ Experience

The Service Families’ Federations have been working together on a two-year project which has culminated with the publication of a report into the experience of transition. The report, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust,  has revealed that more awareness about the unique experience and demands of transition is needed for the families of Service leavers.  The report, the first to specifically look at the lived experience of Service families, reveals the complex nature of transition and affirms the six ‘elements’ of transition: housing, health, education and children, employment, finances and wellbeing.

Adjusting to life outside armed forces

A resource to support service leavers, veterans and their families going through the adjustment process of living outside of the Armed Forces has been developed by the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership.

The resource is an e-learning package specifically addressing the issues that are commonly experienced in the lead up to, and after leaving the Armed Forces.  These include issues such as acquiring accommodation, employment, finances, health as well as personal, family and social adjustment.  This is in recognition that the transition and resettlement phase does not end when people actually leave the armed forces.  For some it continues for weeks, months and even years after they have left. It also raises awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and the support that exists for veterans and their families.

These resources have been co-funded by Warwickshire County Council and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund as part of the promise to ensure members of the Armed Forces community are treated fairly and not disadvantaged as a result of Service.

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