Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant

It is vital to reward and recognise what our Armed Forces do for us. This recognition extends not just to those in the Services, including the Reserve Forces, but also their families and veterans, and especially the injured and the bereaved.

We are proud that this area was the first to sign every council to the Armed Forces Covenant and we continue to work with councils to ensure that service and serving military personnel and their families are not disadvantaged by their service. 

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation, ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The Covenant is a national responsibility and the Government is committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for the Armed Forces community by working with a range of delivery partners including businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.

Businesses and local authorities who wish to support the Armed Forces community can sign the Covenant, and publicly declare their commitments.

The 2018 Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report has now been published and can be downloaded to the right of this page. The report covers progress on healthcare, education, accommodation, inquests, family life, through-life support, and business and community. Accompanying the report is the ‘Armed Forces Covenant on a Page’ infographic which shows key stats at a glance for the year.  

For more information about the Armed Forces Covenant, please click here.

Once you’ve pledged your support, you are eligible for consideration of an Employer Recognition Scheme Award.


Reserve Forces