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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


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.

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

For more information on veterans and the armed forces

Armed Forces Community Covenant e-newsletter 

If you are a member of the armed forces community and would like to be kept up to date with things that are happening in Charnwood, Melton and Rushcliffe, then sign up to our e-newsletter.

We will only use your email for the purpose above and will not pass your details on to third parties.

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