We are committed to supporting the armed forces personnel and veterans as part of the Armed Forces 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 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.
Local services in Charnwood
Veterans Wellbeing Hub at Loughborough Wellbeing Centre
The Loughborough Wellbeing Centre hosts a Veterans Wellbeing Hub every Friday from 10am until 1pm.
Address: Ground Floor, Asha House, 63 Woodgate, Loughborough, LE11 2TZ.
Charnwood Veterans Breakfast Club
Charnwood Veterans Breakfast Club is back and welcoming members, new and old, to meet up for breakfast.
Members meet at the Toby Carvery on Forest Road, Loughborough on the second Saturday of every month, 9.30am until 11.30am.
Family members and carers are also welcome to come along. The group is friendly and are always looking to welcome new members. Breakfast costs £5 with unlimited tea and coffee.
More information is available on the Charnwood Veterans Breakfast Club Facebook group.
Discounts available at leisure centres across Charnwood
The three leisure centres across Charnwood run by Fusion, on behalf of the Council, offer discounts for members of the Armed Forces Community. This includes veterans, serving personnel, reservists and adult cadet forces leaders.
Staff at the leisure centres will require ID at reception to be able to apply the concession.
For casual users a discount of 50% is applied. This would mean they would pay a reduced rate from £3.90 to £1.90 for a swim and £6.80 to £3.40 for a gym session.
For concession membership, a discount of 50% is applied. This is recommended for anyone using the leisure centres twice a week. It costs £23.60 a month which includes, gym, swim and classes across all three centres. Access is Monday-Fridays until 5.30pm and anytime at the weekends.
For corporate membership a discount of 20% is applied. This provides unlimited access to the pool, gym, and classes across all three centres at £34.30.
Life after the Armed Forces
When you leave the Armed Forces there are some key areas to consider:
- Employment and pension
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.
Who to contact
Nadja Rein is the lead officer for Armed Forces at Charnwood Borough Council.
For more information on what’s available to Armed Forces personnel within Charnwood, you can contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact Children, Families and Partnerships Manager Giuseppe Vassallo on email@example.com when Nadja is on annual leave.
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Last updated: Tue 19th September, 2023 @ 10:26