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Support for the Armed Forces

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We are committed to supporting the armed forces personnel and veterans as part of the Armed Forces Community Covenant, a scheme which encourages understanding and awareness of the issues affecting veterans and their families within the local community, and promotes better help and support for existing and ex-Armed Forces personnel and their families.

More information about the covenant can be found on the Armed Forces Covenant website.

Help for Armed Forces personnel

The Armed Forces Community covenant website has a range of information for regulars, reservists, veterans and their families on how the covenant can support you as well as links to useful websites and national services available.

Read this article on the Covenant partnership across Charnwood, Melton and Rushcliffe borough councils for a wider view of how the covenant does and who it helps.

Local services in Charnwood

Resources

Life after the Armed Forces

When you leave the Armed Forces there are some key areas to consider:

  • Employment and pension
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Health

The Armed Forces Covenant website provides information about support available to service leavers.

The Service Leaver’s Guide, provided by the MoD, offers detailed information and advice for service personnel who are planning to leave or have left regular service. 

Warwickshire County Council have a number of resources for service leavers and cover topics such as finding a home, education, money management and adjusting to life after the services.

COVID-19

The Council launched Charnwood Community Action, in partnership with John Storer Charnwood and other voluntary sector organisations in the borough in March 2020. The campaign helps support, advise, guide and co-ordinate groups and people who are volunteering to help others in the borough during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are struggling for any reason during the coronavirus pandemic, Charnwood Community Action can help. Visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/cca for further details. 

Who to contact

Victoria Coomber is the Armed Forces Community Covenant Development Officer for Charnwood, Melton and Rushcliffe Borough Councils.

For more information on what’s available to Armed Forces personnel within Charnwood, Melton and Rushcliffe you can contact her at Victoria.coomber@charnwood.gov.uk

For more information on veterans and the armed forces

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Last updated: Tue 18th August, 2020 @ 12:12