Armed Forces Community Covenant
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has marked its support for the local services community by adopting an Armed Forces Community Covenant.
The covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local armed forces representatives. It recognises the contribution of serving personnel, their families and veterans and it identifies practical ways the council and other agencies can help them access support to help them adjust to life after leaving the services.
The community covenant commits the borough to key principles, which are that service personnel, veterans and their families should:
- not be at a disadvantage when they try to access public services such as education, employment, housing, or health care
- be given special consideration where appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most, such as the injured and the bereaved
As well as the council, the following organisations locally have also signed up to the principles in the Community Covenant, including Cleveland Police, Coast and Country Housing, local NHS services, Cleveland Fire Brigade, JobCentre Plus, Teesside Probation Service and RCVDA on behalf of local voluntary and community services.
The Redcar and Cleveland Community Covenant is available to view below.