Armed Forces Covenant

We committed to the Armed Forces Community Covenant in 2014. This is a voluntary statement of support between us and the local Armed Forces Community, including all those who are serving or have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Merchant Navy.

We have a responsibility to ensure that Armed Forces personnel are not disadvantaged as a result of serving their country and should receive fair and proper treatment in recognition of their commitment and sacrifice.

The Community Covenant aims to:

  • Encourage local communities and the Armed Forces community to support each other
  • Nurture public understanding and promote awareness of issues affecting the Armed Forces community
  • Recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community
  • Encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces community into local life

It is intended to compliment the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligations between the nation, government and the Armed Forces, at a local level. The Ministry of Defence has produced guidance detailing the scope of the Community Covenant.

Signed covenant

Help to find housing

Our Housing team is able to provide advice on the Council's Housing Allocations Policy for local housing, the likelihood of being allocated social housing and accessing the private rented sector.

Find out more and apply for housing

Adaptations and equipment for your home

If you're disabled or are experiencing difficulty with daily living activities, we can help you to remain living independently and safely in your own home. There are a range of equipment and adaptations available to help with a variety of day-to-day tasks, from large equipment like hoists to smaller items such as handrails.

For more information on the range of grants and assistance available, call us on 01403 215358 or email

Useful contacts for advice and support

Below are links to a range of groups and services that give advice and support to the Armed Forces for bereavement, health, stress including

SSAFA - the armed forces charity

Army Families Federation

Ministry Of Defence

Royal British Legion

Veterans UK

Help for Heroes

Please get in contact if you are or have been in the Armed Services and need advice and support. Call us on 01403 215216 or email