Service Charities get nearly £6m from COVID fund

September 21, 2020

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’

August 21, 2020

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!

August 13, 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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HeadFIT: A tool to maintain your mental fitness

April 27, 2020

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

April 14, 2020

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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UK employers and service charities come together to drive forward veteran recruitment

February 18, 2020

Fast cars and the iconic Silverstone ‘Wing’ were the backdrop to a day of networking and career guidance for the UK’s Armed Forces Community. The inaugural Mission Motorsport National Transition Event on 11 February offered the chance for veterans to engage with Forces-friendly employers, top brands from across the UK who all recognise the valuable […]

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St. Modwen signs Armed Forces Covenant

January 31, 2020

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

January 24, 2020

​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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The 2019 Armed Forces Covenant Report published

January 10, 2020

The 2019 Armed Forces Covenant Report was published on 20 December.   The  report outlines how the Government has been fulfilling its responsibility to ensure the military community are not disadvantaged as a result of their service.   Key accomplishments for 2018/19 include the creation of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs to co-ordinate and drive government activity to support veterans, the introduction of flexible […]

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