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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Families: Research into the impact on service families of ‘weekending’

August 21, 2020

The Naval Families Federation (NFF) has recently published research examining the lifestyle of Royal Navy and Royal Marines families.  This research, carried out by the King’s Centre for Military Health Research, offers an invaluable window into the implications of geographically dispersed families and ‘weekending’, where the serving person lives away from home during the week.  […]

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Welcome guides for service personnel and their families moving between devolved administrations and returning from overseas

March 13, 2019

The following welcome guides have been provided by the nation states of the United Kingdom to explain what support and services are available to service personnel and their families when they move between the devolved administrations or return from overseas. The guides include information on key topics such as housing, education, healthcare and employment. The […]

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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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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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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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RAF Families Federation dispersed family project survey

December 14, 2017

The RAF Families Federation are running a project on RAF Dispersed Families – those who live 10 or more miles away from their duty station.  The online survey is now live, and can be found on the RAF Families Federation website.   We would like to encourage as many eligible RAF personnel and their spouses or partners […]

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Naval Families Federation supporting service children

December 13, 2017

The Naval Families Federation (NFF) has been raising awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and the unique challenges faced by service families for many years. One of the important aspects of this work is our engagement with schools. One of our success stories is the Portsmouth Schools Cluster Group, known as ‘Pompey’s Military Kids’ which […]

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Covenant Fund grant awardees host exhibition

October 25, 2017

A grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund has enabled four groups of military wives to take part in a two year textiles project. The group will present their work at the Green Howards Museum in Richmond from 13 November to 23 December 2017. The project has provided members of the armed forces community to teach […]

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Universal Credit for armed forces personnel and their families

October 10, 2017

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment that will eventually replace some of the benefits and tax credits you may have claimed previously. Serving personnel and their families may be entitled to Universal Credit when the serving member is temporarily posted overseas. If you and/or your partner are responsible for paying rent for the home […]

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