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The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a formal promise from the nation to those who bravely serve to protect us. The pledge is an acknowledgement and understanding that those serving in the armed forces or who have served in their lifetime should have fair treatment in our society. 

Since 2011, the covenant has helped secure fairer access to a range of services in areas of healthcare, housing and employment. We are committed to help those who so bravely dedicate their lives to our nation. 

You can find out more about the covenant and how you can pledge support here.

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The Work Being Done

The support services available focus on aiding those serving in the armed forces get access to services with a deserved fairness and respect.

This covers a wide number of areas which include:

  • Financial Advice
  • Health Care
  • Access To Housing
  • Mental Well-being Support
  • Career Services

The People Involved

The Armed Forces Covenant exists to support those currently serving, those who have left the service, veterans, and their families, and is upheld by groups across society and government. 

Those committed to making a difference include:

  • Government Boards
  • The Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force
  • Local Government
  • Businesses
  • Local Communities 
  • Charity Organisations
  • Volunteers and Cadet Forces

How To Apply

The covenant is here to provide support if you are a member or veteran of our armed forces, or a family member.

By signing the covenant, it demonstrates support for those in the armed forces community and the principle of removing the disadvantages faced by those who serve our nation. 

What you pledge is up to you and can be tailored to your organisation. The pledge is adaptable to cover the appropriate actions and values your signatories will uphold. How you plan to support the principles of the promise should be detailed when you submit your pledge. 

Find out more about making a pledge here.