Transition Covenant support for Service families

Lifting the lid on transition: The families’ experience

The Service Families’ Federations have worked together on a two-year project funded by the Forces in Mind Trust. This culminated in the publication of a report called Lifting the lid on transition: The families’ experience and the support they need. The report is the first to look specifically at the transition experience of Service families. It reveals that more awareness is needed about the unique experience and demands of transition on Service families. It reveals the complex nature of transition, and affirms the six ‘elements’ of transition. These are: housing, health, education & children, employment, finances, and well-being.

Service leavers’ e-learning

Adjusting to life after the Armed Forces is a resource to support service leavers, veterans and their families going through the adjustment process of living outside of the Armed Forces. It was 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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