An easy-to-use application to help organisations and front-line staff that work with and support Veterans and military families has been launched by Northumbria University, working with the Ministry of Defence. The Veterans and Families Directory of Services (VFDS) helps the user to locate services that are available in their area. These have been grouped into categories […]
Covenant in action
A new drop-in centre to support ex-service men and women or their families has been set up at Stafford Library. Ex-service men and women or their families will now be able to get emotional, financial and practical support at the library on Fridays between 10am and 2pm. The drop-in sessions are being offered through local […]
The Army & Navy Club in London will be hosting an event on Thursday 21 June 2018, 6.30 – 11.00pm, whose purpose is two-fold: to commemorate those who served in the lesser-known Burma Campaign – both domestic and overseas veterans – as well as raise-finishing funds for Grammar Productions’ film Forgotten Allies, which tells the […]
In the City of York a new framework of assessment has been devised to document local authority covenant implementation. This includes documented consideration of the local armed forces community (including your staff) when devising new strategies, revision of policies linked to delivery of services. A questionnaire for each pathway has been produced with the aim […]
On Friday 13 April 2018, 8.00pm – 9.00pm, the centenary of the First World War Battle of Manchester Hill will be marked by a unique cultural event in Manchester Cathedral. The multi media event, involving over 60 artists and performers, will be an immersive performance of new music, poetry, spoken word, and digital projection. The […]
The sixth Armed Forces Covenant annual report was laid before Parliament on 18 December. In parallel, O2 became the 2000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant. The annual report is a summary of the major achievements of the Armed Forces Covenant and highlights remaining challenges and new commitments. Also available is an annual report synopsis document and […]
Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has commissioned research organisations Shared Intelligence and NatCen, to look in to how organisations, excluding local authorities and government departments, are delivering pledges under the Armed Forces Covenant in Great Britain. The decision to commission this research came about from the impact of FiMT’s Our Community-Our Covenant report and the […]
If you are a veteran in receipt of payments under the War Pensions Scheme, or Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Schemes, you may be eligible for concessionary travel within London. Read more about it on the TFL website.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that 2,000 organisations have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant.
Service Pupil Premium (SPP) was introduced in England under the Armed Forces Covenant in recognition of the impact of service life on children. Parents have until 18th January 2018 to ensure their school has been notified of their child’s status in order to be eligible for Service Pupil Premium – the SPP factsheet provides more […]