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National Assembly for Wales – Inquiry into the impact of the Armed Forces Covenant in Wales

One hundred years ago today saw the signing of the treaty which led to the end of hostilities in the First World War, but it was a covenant which was not to last.

A century on from that date and our Armed Forces and those who serve in them still command the respect of the people of Wales and remain a valued part of Welsh society. While defence matters are a responsibility of the UK Government, Wales also has a duty to provide the best support possible for those who have served or are serving in the military. The Armed Forces Covenant was enshrined in legislation in 2011.

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SSAFA Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire & Kent to support local councils with Forces Connect South East project

Financed by the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund, the project aims to increase understanding of the Armed Forces community within Local Authorities

In May, Surrey County Council, in partnership with Kent, East & West Sussex and Hampshire county councils was awarded £321,000 from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund to promote understanding and awareness within public authorities and related sectors, including health, of the issues which affect the Armed Forces Community. It also aims to strengthen local government delivery of the Covenant in the South East.

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Military Charities join forces to launch new service for veterans

Veterans’ Gateway, a new service providing a first point of contact for veterans seeking support, launched across the UK last week. Veterans’ Gateway will improve access to welfare services and speed-up the time it takes for veterans to receive the support they deserve.

Developed in response to Lord Ashcroft’s Veterans’ Transition Review, Veterans’ Gateway is a £2 million service funded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) from the Covenant Fund and will be delivered by a consortium comprising The Royal British Legion, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress, Connect Assist, the Ministry of Defence and SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity.

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Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network – Armed Forces Champions Training

21 June 2017 – 3PWRR Army Reserve Centre, St Margaret’s St, Rochester, ME1 3BG
17 October 2017 – 3PWRR, Army Reserve Centre, Leros Barracks, Canterbury, CT1 1HR

Would you like to know more about the Armed Forces and become a Champion for serving personnel, veterans/ex-service personnel, their immediate families or carers who may need our services?
The Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network is now running sessions of the Sussex award winning
CPD accredited Champions Training.

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The Service Charity Sector and the coronavirus outbreak

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