E-learning for Local Authorities
The Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership have developed a programme of e-learning modules focused on particular audiences and needs. There are 2 modules applicable to Local Authorities which are:
- The Armed Forces Covenant for Frontline Staff
- Housing, Homelessness and the Armed Forces Covenant.
This is aimed at front-line staff who engage with individuals and families on a regular basis. The training provides an overview of the unique challenges of Service life and how staff can help support the Armed Forces Community. It will help staff understand and apply the principles of the Covenant at a local level. It includes sources of further information and support.
The Lothian Armed Forces and Veterans project team have developed a “Scottish” version of The Armed Forces Covenant for Frontline Staff e-learning module.
As per the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull package it is aimed at front-line public service staff who are likely to engage with the Armed Forces Community.
It includes sections on:
- What the Covenant is
- Who the Armed Forces Community are and what challenges they face
- How the Covenant is applied in real life scenarios
It also includes additional sources of support, a downloadable list of useful contacts and a video of a “View from the inside”.
The aim is that it will help staff understand and apply the principles of the Covenant with confidence.
This module looks at the Armed Forces Covenant and how it applies to housing and homelessness. It explains through case studies some of the specific needs of, and issues experienced by, current and former service personnel and their families, and how they can be supported. It also includes information on legislation, sources of support and housing agencies who work with those who are ex-armed forces.
The modules are available for free for any agency or organisation. For further information, contact Phil Deakin at Warwickshire County Council on firstname.lastname@example.org
Forces in Mind toolkit
The Forces in Mind trust is a charitable organisation that aims to enable ex-service personnel and their families to lead successful civilian lives. The Trust frequently commissions research and had produced a report on effective delivery of the covenant within communities. The report is available on
The Forces in Mind trust website.
The report includes a toolkit for councils to help implement the Covenant which is based on a review of successful councils and how they help deliver the Covenant in their area. The toolkit begins on page 42 of the report.