Covenant in action

Improved Access to Social Housing!

13 August, 2020

  In a welcome move, the government has published statutory guidance for local authorities which should improve access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces community, including estranged spouses and veterans.  The requirement to have lived in an area for 2 years before being eligible for social housing should be dropped for veterans with […]

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

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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Improved Access to Social Housing!

  In a welcome move, the government has published statutory guidance for local authorities which should improve access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces community, including estranged spouses and veterans.  The requirement to have lived in an area for 2 years before being eligible for social housing should be dropped for veterans with […]

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HeadFIT: A tool to maintain your mental fitness

HeadFIT is a mental health support website designed specifically for people working in Defence, military and civilian. Developed in partnership with The Royal Foundation’s Heads Together, the site is being launched early to help staff deal with the unprecedented circumstances we are currently facing. The site features a range of tools to help manage your […]

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Family Support during COVID 19: BFBS Interview

Helen Helliwell, Director of Armed Forces Personnel Policy, was recently interviewed by BFBS to talk about the challenges facing Service Personnel and families during Coronavirus and the help that is available.  Watch the full interview on Forces.Net.  

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NHS Coronavirus Updates for the Armed Forces Community

  The NHS are now producing regular Coronavirus Updates  for the Armed Forces Community, relevant for Service Personnel, Families and Veterans. The most recent version, dated 28 August, is at the link.  The NHS has also produced some excellent Coronavirus information aimed at the Armed Forces which is available for all to use and share. […]

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St. Modwen signs Armed Forces Covenant

St. Modwen has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a commitment to supporting those who serve, or have served in the military, and their families. The property developer has created a bespoke armed forces career pathway, providing employment opportunities and training courses to inspire members of the armed forces community to join the housebuilding and construction […]

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Veterans to get rail cards

​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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