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Welcome guides for service personnel and their families moving between devolved administrations and returning from overseas

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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Publication of the Armed Forces Covenant annual report 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

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

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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Forces in Construction Insight Day

Are you looking for your next challenge? Whether you’re ex-service personnel or soon to leave, or a family member, all ranks and backgrounds are invited to meet national and North West based construction and civil engineering employers at the Forces in Construction Insight Day. They’ll be showcasing the employment, career and training opportunities in the […]

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Launch of Veterans and Families’ Directory of Services (VFDS)

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 […]

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New support service for veterans launches

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 […]

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Families

Families offer a world of support to those serving, or those who have served, in the armed forces.

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Research to improve delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant across Great Britain

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 […]

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Universal Credit for armed forces personnel and their families

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment that will eventually replace some of the benefits and tax credits you may have claimed previously. Serving personnel and their families may be entitled to Universal Credit when the serving member is temporarily posted overseas. If you and/or your partner are responsible for paying rent for the home […]

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