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FiMT and LGA release second edition of ‘Our Community – Our Covenant’ report

The second edition of the ‘Our Community – Our Covenant’ report was released on 26 June, commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) working in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA) to identify further ways to improve the local delivery of the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant.

The Second Edition is based on follow-on research that was undertaken after the release of the first report in July 2016, also carried out by Shared Intelligence. This includes a refined self-assessment toolkit, a greater focus on the London boroughs, and a report on progress since the original report was published.

Chief Executive Ray Lock said: “With last week’s announcement in the Queen’s speech of the government’s intention to improve Covenant delivery across the United Kingdom, this is a timely update to an insightful and useful piece of work.”

Read the report here.

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Ray Lock is available for interviews.  To arrange an interview please contact Jack Rodway at jrodway@theproffice.com or on 07824 119 171 or 0207 284 6961 or Kate Turner at kturner@theproffice.com or on 07919 887 036 or 0207 284 6944.

About the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT):

FiMT came about from a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund (‘the Fund’), Cobseo (The Confederation of Service Charities) and other charities and organisations.  FiMT continues the Fund’s long-standing legacy of support for veterans across the UK with an endowment of £35 million awarded in 2012.  http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/.

The mission of FiMT is to enable ex-Service personnel and their families make a successful and sustainable transition to civilian life, and it delivers this mission by generating an evidence base that influences and underpins policy making and service delivery.

FiMT awards grants (for both responsive and commissioned work) to support its change model around 6 outcomes in the following areas: Housing; Employment; Health and wellbeing; Finance; Criminal Justice System; and Relationships. All work is published in open access and hosted on the Veterans’ Research Hub.  A high standard of reportage is demanded of all grant holders so as to provide a credible evidence base from which better informed decisions can be made.

Useful links

Website: www.fim-trust.org
Reports: www.fim-trust.org/reports/
Who we have helped: www.fim-trust.org/who-we-have-helped/
Twitter: @FiMTrust

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