Covenant in action

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

19 November, 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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Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Veteran’s Project

Defence Accreditation Forum members have been working closely with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) on a Veterans’ Project. This week the first major piece of work was launched focusing initially on Infantry soldiers wishing to settle in Scotland after leaving the services. More information can be found on the SCQF website. Also, The […]

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

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

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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Consultation on access to Social Housing for the armed forces community

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is undertaking a consultation process on improving access to social housing for members of the armed forces community. The consultation sets out proposals for new statutory guidance for local authorities to assist members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families, to access social housing. The consultation […]

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SSAFA Adoption Service

SSAFA, the armed forces charity, provides a national registered adoption agency, supporting members of the armed forces who wish to create a family through adoption and helping to ensure that they are not disadvantaged as a result of their service. SSAFA understand the military lifestyle and the needs of military adopters and this is the […]

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The Covenant in the Community Conference 2019

Registration for the Covenant in the Community in the Conference 2019 has now closed. We would like to thank those of you who have signed up to attend the conference and we look forward to seeing you there. Confirmation of places and the agenda for the conference will be sent to all delegates shortly. We […]

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Publication of the Armed Forces Covenant annual report 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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Forces Help to Buy scheme extended

The Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP,  has agreed that the Forces Help to Buy scheme will be extended for new applications until 31 December 2019. ​Forces Help to Buy enables regular armed forces personnel to borrow up to 50% of their salary, interest free, to buy their first […]

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

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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