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Armed Forces Community Covenant

The Armed Forces Community Covenant is designed to complement, at a local level, the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces. The aim of the community covenant is to encourage local communities to support the service community in their area and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the Armed Forces community.

For Slough Borough Council and partner organisations, the community covenant presents an opportunity to coordinate support and advice to members of the armed forces community.

For the armed forces community, the community covenant encourages the integration of service life into civilian life and encourages members of the armed forces community to help their local community.

The Slough community covenant has been signed by the Royal British Legion and the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association and the council will work closely with these organisations to ensure support is provided for the armed forces community.

Slough Armed Forces Community Covenant

Action plan

An action plan has also been developed which covers six themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing 
  • Education and Children and Young People 
  • Economy and Skills 
  • Environment and Infrastructure 
  • Safer and Stronger Communities 
  • Recognise and Remember

Examples of actions include: 

  • working with GPs to ensure current and former service personnel have access to primary care 
  • supporting the children of such personnel in local schools 
  • assisting former service personnel in finding new employment and developing their skills
  • ensuring support for those needing social housing
  • supporting commemorations such as Armed Forces Day; and 
  • the armed forces to provide support in the event of an emergency.

Slough Armed Forces Community Covenant Action Plan

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