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 desire to understand delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant more widely. The research, which is endorsed by the MOD, will report later this year and will explore two main areas:
- Employment opportunities for the armed forces community and any relevant policies or practices employers have in place, and
- The provision of services to the community, covering a broad range of sectors such as commercial contract variations or support offered by social groups.
Organisations who have not signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and their reasons for this, will also be explored as part of this project.
Evidence from the research will provide ideas on how the delivery of the covenant could be improved, and offer recommendations at local and national levels in support of this.