Covenant in action

Digital platforms boost support for Armed Forces in the south west

24 June, 2019

A new website and film designed to provide support to the Army and training for those working with service personnel in communities, has been launched. Wiltshire Council, alongside partnering neighbouring authorities, has launched the digital support as part of the South West Armed Forces Covenant Project. The councils, led by Wiltshire Council, include Bristol City, […]

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Digital platforms boost support for Armed Forces in the south west

A new website and film designed to provide support to the Army and training for those working with service personnel in communities, has been launched. Wiltshire Council, alongside partnering neighbouring authorities, has launched the digital support as part of the South West Armed Forces Covenant Project. The councils, led by Wiltshire Council, include Bristol City, […]

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

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 […]

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Positive Pathways launched

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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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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