The Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership has developed a programme of e-learning modules focused on particular audiences and needs. There are 2 modules which are:
- Raising awareness of the ‘Armed Forces community & the Armed Forces Covenant’
- The Armed Forces Covenant and Covenant Duty for Customer Facing Staff
These are 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.
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.
A further module is also available:
- Housing, Homelessness and the Armed Forces Covenant
This module looks at how the Covenant 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, or access to the Housing module, contact Phil Deakin at Warwickshire County Council on email@example.com
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.