Former Royal Engineer’s pride as housebuilder sponsors Armed Forces Day

June 14, 2019

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

May 21, 2019

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

May 2, 2019

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’

March 14, 2019

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

March 13, 2019

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. The […]

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SSAFA Adoption Service

February 20, 2019

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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Publication of the Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2018

December 11, 2018

The seventh Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report was published on 21 November 2018. The report this year focuses on the tangible progress made in delivering the covenant. In particular, it acknowledges the Nation’s improved understanding of the needs of the armed forces community as well as recognising the values and skills the armed forces community […]

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Post Office becomes the 3000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant

November 19, 2018

The Post Office became the 3000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant on  7 November 2018. The signing took place at a Service of Remembrance to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, attended by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Group CEO of the Post Office, Paula Vennells. Defence Secretary Gavin […]

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First ever UK-wide veterans strategy launched

November 19, 2018

The first ever UK-wide strategy on the delivery of support for veterans was published on 14 November 2018. Produced jointly between the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments, and including the Northern Ireland Office, the ‘Strategy for our veterans’ outlines a new vision and principles to support those who served, as well as their families, in […]

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What do you know about the Armed Forces Covenant? Watch the video to find out.

October 5, 2018

The Armed Forces Covenant was first introduced in 2011 with a focus on helping the Armed Forces Community have the same access to government and commercial services as the public. But do you know just how comprehensive the Covenant’s support for serving personnel, Veterans, and their families is? Watch the video below to find out.

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