We recognise the sacrifices that members of the Armed Forces have made during their time in service.
Many servicemen and women may require advice and support on issues such as housing, healthcare, education and housing. Support is available for those currently in the armed forces and also for ex-serviceman and women who are making the transition from military life to the civilian world.
The Armed Forces Community Covenant
Newcastle City Council is committed to providing access to support through the Armed Forces Community Covenant. This is an agreement between the council and local charities, businesses and partner organisations that sets out how we will help members of the Armed Forces community.
As part of this commitment, the Newcastle Armed Forces Forum meets twice a year to discuss items such as:
- Reviewing applications to the Community Covenant Grant Scheme.
- Supporting activities and better operational practices to improve employment opportunities for veterans.
- Raising awareness of the effects of PTSD and other impacts of active service, and the help available for those affected.
Where to go for support
The North East Veterans Network supports veterans and their families to access the help they need. They have a Directory of Services which you can use to find help with debt, employment, family problems, health and more. View the Directory of Services.
The Life Force booklet is a practical guide for those who may work with the veteran community. Download the Life Force booklet (PDF, 470KB).
Funding for projects which support veterans of the Armed Forces is available through the Community Covenant Grant Scheme.