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 Rob Adams (Moderngov website, opens in a new window).
Armed Forces Champions
Each District Council has an elected Armed Forces Champion who acts as a positive focus for their local community:
- Cllr Chris Mitchell, Worcester City Council
- Cllr Julian Grubb, Redditch District Council
- Cllr Susie Griffiths / Cllr Nicky Gale, Wyre Forest District Council
- Cllr Richard Morris, Wychavon District Council
- Cllr Martin Allen, Malvern Hills District Council
- Cllr Philip Thomas, Bromsgrove District Council
Photo: Left to right: Cllr Chris Mitchell, Cllr Martin Allen, Cllr Richard Morris, Cllr Lucy Hodgson (Cabinet Member for Communities), Cllr Rob Adams (Chair)
For further information on the Armed Forces Covenant please visit the Armed Forces Covenant website (opens in a new window).
Armed Forces Covenant Trust
The Covenant Fund is delivered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. It has £10M a year to fund projects that support the Armed Forces Community. To find out more please visit the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website (opens in a new window).