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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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TP ICAP has signed the Armed Forces Covenant

TP ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, is pleased to announce that it has signed the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge on behalf of the nation that those who serve in the Armed Forces, and their families, will be treated fairly. The signing was hosted at the Ministry of […]

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Small Business Boost with Facebook for the Armed Forces Community

Providing veterans with the digital skills to launch their own businesses Facebook UK has provided over 300 armed forces veterans with digital skills training at the Boost with Facebook for the Armed Forces Community event in London, a half day series of panel discussions and training sessions to launch Facebook’s commitment to supporting the UK veteran […]

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Sky signs Armed Forces Covenant

Sky has signed the Armed Forces Covenant continuing the commitment to treat fairly those who serve, or have served in the military, and their families. The Covenant is a promise from the nation to actively support the Armed Forces Community and ensure they are not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives. Sky has a longstanding commitment […]

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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 delighted to […]

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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. Please […]

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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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