Covenant support for the Armed Forces community: Transition to civilian life

During transition out of the Armed Forces and into civilian life, Covenant support for the Armed Forces community includes:
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Help for Service leavers and families

Help for service leavers, service personnel and families from Defence Transition Services provides information about how military personnel and their families can get more support and extra help from Defence Transition Services throughout career when leaving the Armed Forces.

The Service leavers’ guide offers information and advice prior to and after leaving regular service. The guide, which is updated annually, contains information about Armed Forces pensions, resettlement, reserve liability, and support from charitable organisations.

Transition research

The Forces in Mind Trust has published a number of reports about the Armed Forces community’s experience of transition.

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, and 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 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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