Broughton House signs Armed Forces Covenant

Broughton House has signed the Armed Forces Covenant as a pledge of support for the service community.

Professor Sir Netar Mallick, chairman of Broughton House, and Colonel Philip Harrison, commander of the British Army Headquarters in the north west, signed the covenant at a ceremony attended by civic and armed forces dignitaries accompanied by Ty Platten, chief executive of Broughton House.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a national commitment to those who serve or have served, that they and their families should be treated with fairness and respect in their communities and receive support which recognises their contribution to the nation by helping them in areas such as starting a new career, access to healthcare, education and family well-being and financial assistance.

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Hampshire teams up with DMWS Training to deliver Covenant funded courses

Hampshire County Council and its partners have secured funding from the Armed Forced Covenant Fund to encourage support to the Armed Forces community and strengthen local government’s delivery of the Covenant. The Council decided to use part of the fund for staff training delivered by the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) to increase understanding and awareness of the Armed Forces.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund funds projects that support military communities. With around 20,000 serving personnel and 60,000 veterans currently living in Hampshire, the county has one of the largest military communities in England. Due to this significant high number of residents with a military background, Hampshire County Council identified the benefit for further funding to train staff on different aspects of service life.

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AFF receives Covenant funding to support F&C victims of domestic abuse

The Army Families Federation (AFF) has received a grant through the Covenant Grants Fund to provide much-needed practical support to Foreign & Commonwealth (F&C) Army families dealing with Domestic Abuse (DA).

This new support is available to any F&C spouse of a serving person in any location in the UK or overseas. Support is limited by available funding and is not a self-referral scheme – families must be referred to AFF by a relevant welfare contact or organisation.

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The Hindu Community pledges their support to the Armed Forces 

Last week the Hindu Forum of Britain and the Hindu Council UK signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

The signing reflects the strong and enduring ties between the Hindu community and the UK Armed Forces. During WW1 750,000 Hindus deployed overseas in the British Indian Army, and during WWII over 1.25 million Hindus fought in the British Indian Army, including in Europe, Africa and Asia. Today, approximately 2,500 Hindus are serving in the UK Armed Forces across all ranks.

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