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 […]
The Government is to provide £6m of additional funding to military charities to help them continue with the vital work they are carrying out for the Armed Forces Community during the Coronavirus pandemic. Full details are here.
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 […]
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.
Fast cars and the iconic Silverstone ‘Wing’ was 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lifting equipment manufacturer and service provider, Konecranes Demag UK Limited, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The company has made a commitment to support the Armed Forces community and recognise the contribution to society and business made by serving, reservist and veteran military personnel. As an Armed Forces friendly organisation, Konecranes Demag has pledged to promote a […]
With over 76,000 children from Armed Forces families attending schools in England, additional help is at hand to support these families to navigate the school admissions process. A new video, funded by Forces Connect South East and produced by Hampshire County Council, is now live, offering more detail on the steps Forces parents need […]