Armed Forces Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant is about fair treatment. For most of the Armed Forces community, the Covenant is about removing disadvantage; so that they get the same access to services as the civilian community.
The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the Armed Forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the Armed Forces and their families, and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, along with other local authorities across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull pledged its commitment to the Armed Forces community via the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull Armed Forces Community Covenant in 2012.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council then re-signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant as an individual organisation in October 2023, re-affirming it's commitment to the Armed Forces Community.
The Covenant’s two principles are that:
- the Armed Forces community should not face disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services in the area where they live
- special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved
Warwickshire County Council offer help and services for armed forces personnel and veterans.
Career Transition Partnership (CTP) are the MoD's official provider of resettlement services to those leaving the Armed Forces and help thousands of Service leavers successfully transition from the military to civilian life each year.
View more information on the benefits of the Armed Forces Covenant.