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NHS Coronavirus Updates for the Armed Forces Community

31 March, 2020

  The NHS have produced regular Coronavirus Updates  for the Armed Forces Community, relevant for Service Personnel, Families and Veterans. The latest update, dated 22 January 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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Covenant Annual Report published

The 2020 annual report on the Armed Forces Covenant has been published by the MOD today (7 December).  Covering progress in areas such as health, education and housing across the UK, highlights of the report include: Nearly 1500 organisations, large and small have signed the Covenant in 2020, bringing the total to over 6000 and […]

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Scottish Veterans Minister annual report issued

The Veterans Minister’s annual report, ‘Scottish Government Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community 2020’ is now available on the Scottish Government website. You can read the full report here:

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Veterans Railcards go live!

Anyone who has served  in the Armed Forces can now buy a  Veterans Railcard which will give them discounted rail travel throughout the UK.  Costing £30, further details are at the link.

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Welsh Government Annual Covenant Report

The 2019  Annual Report on the Armed Forces Covenant in Wales has been published.  It covers the wide range of activity that has been taking place in support of the Armed Forces Community of Service Personnel, Veterans and families.

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Service Charities get nearly £6m from COVID fund

A wide range of service charities have received grants totaling just under £5.8M from the government to help them continue with their important activities during the COVID pandemic, which has seen charities’ incomes reduced.  The grants, announced in June 2020,  were administered by the Covenant Trust Fund.  A complete list of the charities concerned together 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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