Help shape the way Worcestershire supports the Armed Forces Community

Armed Forces Covenant logo Published Monday, 11th March 2019

A new survey has been launched to help influence the way that veterans are supported in Worcestershire.

It is estimated that over 20,000 former service people are living within Worcestershire, and the Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership is looking to learn more from individuals with a military background, either recently or further back in their working life.

The survey is for anyone in Worcestershire who has previously served in the armed forces and will focus on time in the military as well as the return to civilian life.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet member with responsibility for Communities at Worcestershire County Council said: "This survey will give us a really important window into the armed forces community in Worcestershire, and will help us build a better picture of the ex-service people in the county.

"The contributions from veterans will be incredibly valuable in assessing what needs exist in Worcestershire and will help us improve our services that support veterans now and into the future."

Last year Worcestershire was awarded pilot funding, along with Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils to open veteran hubs. Information from this survey will also help shape Worcestershire's pilot hub.

You can access the survey here: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=155067664348

The closing date of the survey is Thursday 18th of April 2019.