About the Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant
Worcestershire signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2012 and is committed to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership works collaboratively to strengthen local delivery of the Covenant, and in particular, to support Worcestershire veterans who are experiencing problems either in transition or future years.
The Partnership represents the public sector, charitable and voluntary sector, council members (Armed Forces Champions representing Worcestershire's six District Councils), public health, police, and the regional Army Welfare team. The main aims of the Partnership are:
- to foster collaboration and integration between the Armed Forces and civilian communities and make it easier for service personnel, families and veterans to access help and support available from statutory providers and from the charitable and voluntary sector
- to implement a framework to gain a better understand of local issues in relation to members of the Armed Forces Community
- to prioritise and address key areas of need, driven by an Action Plan
- to raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant to wider stakeholders such as employers, the business community and local communities
The Partnership is chaired by Cllr Richard Morris.
Armed Forces Champions
Each District Council has an elected Armed Forces Champion who acts as a positive focus for their local community:
- Cllr Pat Agar, Worcester City Council
- Cllr Alex Fogg, Redditch District Council
- Cllr Nicky Gale, Wyre Forest District Council (Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn and Bewdley)
- Cllr Rob Adams, Wychavon District Council (Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore)
- Cllr Martin Allen, Malvern Hills District Council (Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton-upon-Severn_
- Cllr Philip Thomas, Bromsgrove District Council
Marking the beginning of Armed Forces Week 2022 with raising the Armed Forces Flag at County Hall
Left to Right: Councillor Richard Morris, Chair of Worcestershire’s Armed Forces Covenant Partnership, Paul Robinson, Chief Executive of Worcestershire County Council,Councillor Chris Rogers, Chairman of Worcestershire and County Council and The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Brigadier Roger Brunt.