Covenant Website Refresh

April 16, 2024

Our work to refresh this Armed Forces Covenant website is well underway. We’ve uploaded new content, improved the ease of navigation, and given it an overall cleaner look! We have 3 pages of FAQs, addressing common queries about the Covenant, the Covenant Legal Duty, signing the Covenant and Employer Recognition Scheme. The Covenant in depth […]

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2023 Armed Forces Covenant Conference

September 27, 2023

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 […]

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Armed Forces Covenant in the Community Conference – September 14.

July 26, 2023

This year’s Armed Forces Covenant Community Conference is taking place on Thursday 14 September in Newcastle. The conference brings together all those delivering the Covenant locally across the United Kingdom. The theme of this year’s conference is discussing and developing ideas about how to tackle the disadvantage caused by Service life, before it happens.  Apply […]

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Covenant Community Conference May 22 – blogs and link to live-stream

May 30, 2022

The Armed Forces Covenant, Community Conference, held in Manchester this year at the Kings House Conference Centre was all round an enormous success. It brought together all parts of the energised, professional and deeply passionate Armed Forces Champion network which operate in the local authority, devolved administration and public body environment. There was also wider […]

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Op COURAGE survey – have your say

April 11, 2022

Op COURAGE 6-week survey: have your say! NHS England wants to hear people’s views about mental and physical health services for veterans in England April 2022.  NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched a survey to find out people’s views and experiences of veterans mental and physical health services. The information gathered will be used […]

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Publication of the Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2018

December 11, 2018

The seventh Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report was published on 21 November 2018. The report this year focuses on the tangible progress made in delivering the covenant. In particular, it acknowledges the Nation’s improved understanding of the needs of the armed forces community as well as recognising the values and skills the armed forces community […]

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Post Office becomes the 3000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant

November 19, 2018

The Post Office became the 3000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant on  7 November 2018. The signing took place at a Service of Remembrance to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, attended by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Group CEO of the Post Office, Paula Vennells. Defence Secretary Gavin […]

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First ever UK-wide veterans strategy launched

November 19, 2018

The first ever UK-wide strategy on the delivery of support for veterans was published on 14 November 2018. Produced jointly between the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments, and including the Northern Ireland Office, the ‘Strategy for our veterans’ outlines a new vision and principles to support those who served, as well as their families, in […]

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New support service for veterans launches

June 26, 2018

A new drop-in centre to support ex-service men and women or their families has been set up at Stafford Library. Ex-service men and women or their families will now be able to get emotional, financial and practical support at the library on Fridays between 10am and 2pm. The drop-in sessions are being offered through local […]

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Manchester Hill remembered

March 21, 2018

On Friday 13 April 2018, 8.00pm – 9.00pm, the centenary of the First World War Battle of Manchester Hill will be marked by a unique cultural event in Manchester Cathedral. The multi media event, involving over 60 artists and performers, will be an immersive performance of new music, poetry, spoken word, and digital projection. The […]

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