The Armed Forces Covenant is based on the premise that those who serve or have served, and their families deserve respect, support and fair treatment.
The Armed Forces Covenant includes these key commitments:
- We will offer up to 1% of our 2,000 new Council houses to those leaving the armed forces, and adapt up to a further 0.5% for those injured in service.
- We will support the employment of veterans and work with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service leavers.
- We will support the employment of Service spouses and partners, and provide advice services to support cadet forces to prepare for future employment.
- We will support our employees who are members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible.
- We will offer support to our local cadet units, either in our local community or in local schools and we will engage with local schools and communities to promote the role and benefits of cadet forces and Reserve Armed Forces.
- We will work with other organisations across the city to promote sporting opportunities for the armed forces.
- We will arrange for colleagues from SAAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, to use a council office one day a week to improve access to support for veterans.
- We will ensure that Armed Forces Personnel are not disadvantaged when it comes to gaining a place at a school for their children.
- We will take part in Armed Forces Day.
We are setting up a working group to ensure we meet these commitments. We will update this page with more information about the working group when it is available.