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2023 Armed Forces Covenant Conference

27 September 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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Publication of Lord Etherton’s review

August 3, 2023

Lord Etherton has completed an independent review into the service and experience of LGBT veterans who served prior to 2000. It includes a number of references and recommendations in relation to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, which may be of interest to the Armed Forces community and those who […]

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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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10 Things to know about a veteran

July 13, 2023

The aim of the ’10 Things to know about a veteran’ is to provide a range of stakeholders with the basic knowledge that can support their work with veterans. 10 things is now on gov.uk page which can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/10-things-to-know-about-a-veteran  

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10,000 organisations sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant

April 18, 2023

John Lewis becomes the 10,000th signatory for the Armed Forces Covenant – Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families attends latest signing at HQ.   More than 10,000 organisations have committed to improving the lives of service people and their families, with John Lewis becoming the latest signatory to mark this major milestone. The […]

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Armed Forces Covenant Duty toolkit – launched!

March 7, 2023

We’re very pleased to announce the launch of the Armed Forces Covenant Duty toolkit. The toolkit contains a range of resources that provide information about the legal Duty aspect of the Armed Forces Covenant, including: links to reference documents such as the Statutory Guidance access to quick guides that explain the Duty more briefly links […]

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Veterans’ Survey

November 17, 2022

The Veterans’ Survey is being carried out by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It aims to learn more about the lives of the UK Armed Forces community, veterans and their families. Find out all about the survey, who can take part and what to expect.  Veterans’ Survey […]

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