Armed forces

We have pledged to build stronger relationships between the military and civilian communities.

Armed Forces Covenant

This is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and local armed forces community. Our community covenant pledges to scrutinise all aspects of our operations to ensure that members of the armed forces, veterans and their families are treated correctly and not disadvantaged as a consequence of having served.

Community and veteran support

These organisations provide support and advice to Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their families. 

  • Op COURAGE programme – a mental health support service for veterans, serving personnel, reservists and their families.       
  • Veterans Gateway website – a 24/7 helpline which acts as a first point of contact for all welfare needs