RAF FF feed in to Conference

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Two of the our Regional Covenant Managers have set up their exhibition stand and have prepared to become part of the biggest event in the local government calendar – The Local Government Association’s Annual 2016 Conference. Find out more…

Discount Holidays for 8-16 yr olds – a few places left

Calshot Activities Centre offer exciting water and landbased activities. With help from the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme, Calshot are very pleased to be able to offer the children of service families subsidised places on their summer programme. 80% discounts are being offered making fully residential weeks available for less than £90. There are just a few places left…More information »

Lord Ashcroft’s Report on ‘The Armed Forces & Society’

Lord Ashcroft, himself a former serviceman, has conducted the biggest ever survey of British troops, which explores the relationship between Service personnel and wider society. Amongst the findings are that the public rate the Armed Forces very highly, and personnel felt public support has increased. However, some feared the relationship with the public could deteriorate as current high profile conflicts end…More information »

Stepping out of the Service with LifeWorks

This week Royal British Legion Industries is raising awareness of LifeWork by showing videos of the journey to employment followed by some members of the Armed Forces Community. Shaun Maloney LifeWorks Coach said: “LifeWorks Journey Week is about showcasing the support available to service leavers and giving veterans an opportunity to tell their stories and encourage others to find out more…More information »

£3M given to benefit Service Children

Projects to make sure children of Service personnel are not disadvantaged by moving to different schools have received funding from the MoD. 139 UK schools have shared the first £3M allocated under the Support for State Schools Fund. This is one of the key commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant. Lynda Fisher said: “We know that moving from one school to another can challenging for the children of serving personnel…More information »

Welsh Government’s Commitment

The Minister for Local Government and Communities has announced the Welsh Government’s Package of Support for the Armed Forces Community. Minister Carl Sargeant said: “In Wales there are estimated to be a quarter of a million members of the Armed Forces Community, including serving personnel, reservists and cadets as well as their families and veterans. We want to ensure they suffer no disadvantage…More information »

No Disadvantage

The principles of the Armed Forces Covenant have been enshrined in law for the first time after the Armed Forces Bill received Royal Assent today. CDS, Gen Sir David Richards said: “The Covenant enshrines the principle that members of the Armed Forces Community do not suffer disadvantage as a result of their service and, where appropriate, receive special treatment. I welcome this wholeheartedly…More information »

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