Veterans to get rail cards

January 24, 2020

​Military veterans will get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects and bring them closer to family and friends, with a new railcard on sale from Armistice Day, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced this week Available from Armistice Day this year, the railcard will extend discounted train travel to the more than 830,000 veterans […]

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The 2019 Armed Forces Covenant Report published

January 10, 2020

The 2019 Armed Forces Covenant Report was published on 20 December.   The  report outlines how the Government has been fulfilling its responsibility to ensure the military community are not disadvantaged as a result of their service.   Key accomplishments for 2018/19 include the creation of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs to co-ordinate and drive government activity to support veterans, the introduction of flexible […]

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Konecranes Demag signs the Armed Forces Covenant

November 11, 2019

Lifting equipment manufacturer and service provider, Konecranes Demag UK Limited, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The company has made a commitment to support the Armed Forces community and recognise the contribution to society and business made by serving, reservist and veteran military personnel. As an Armed Forces friendly organisation, Konecranes Demag has pledged to promote a […]

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Veterans ministers meet ex-forces personnel on first joint visit

August 30, 2019

Office for Veterans’ Affairs ministers Oliver Dowden and Johnny Mercer visited Salesforce to hear about how they support those who have served in the armed forces. The Office for Veterans’ Affairs ministers have met with ex-service personnel working at world-leading cloud software firm Salesforce, as they undertook their first engagement in post. Cabinet Minister Oliver […]

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Motiv8’s one-to-one young person’s support

June 28, 2019

Sometimes young people are challenged by external pressures and receiving support from Motiv8 enables them to work through those challenges so they can progress, achieve and gain access to better opportunities. Motiv8 delivers specialist one-to-one mentoring support for young people. Our support package typically spans over a six-month period, and dedicated support workers will meet […]

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TP ICAP has signed the Armed Forces Covenant

June 27, 2019

TP ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, is pleased to announce that it has signed the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge on behalf of the nation that those who serve in the Armed Forces, and their families, will be treated fairly. The signing was hosted at the Ministry of […]

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Small Business Boost with Facebook for the Armed Forces Community

June 26, 2019

Providing veterans with the digital skills to launch their own businesses Facebook UK has provided over 300 armed forces veterans with digital skills training at the Boost with Facebook for the Armed Forces Community event in London, a half day series of panel discussions and training sessions to launch Facebook’s commitment to supporting the UK veteran […]

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Former Royal Engineer’s pride as housebuilder sponsors Armed Forces Day

June 14, 2019

A former Royal Engineer, and now director at a national housebuilder, has spoken of his pride at his company’s support of an annual national celebration of the military taking place in Salisbury. Roger Morton, performance director at Bovis Homes, spent more than 20 years in the British Army, and said his colleagues were delighted to […]

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Positive Pathways launched

May 21, 2019

Part of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Positive Pathways Programme will fund projects that develop and run activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-forces. It’s eligibility and priorities are based on the outcomes from a programme consultation that we ran.   Who can apply? This programme is open to […]

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

March 14, 2019

The Naval Families Federation (NFF) 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. The […]

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