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Support for HM Armed Forces personnel, Veterans and their families

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These pages provide information about the Armed Forces covenant in Cornwall and links to help and support for members of the Armed Forces and their families.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a nationwide agreement between the armed forces community, the nation and the government. It aims to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. It also means that special consideration is appropriate in some cases. This is especially true for those who have given the most such as the injured or the bereaved.

The Covenant does not provide any special advantage but it makes sure that members of the armed forces are not disadvantaged.

The Armed Forces Covenant E-learning programme provides more details about how the Covenant can help.

The Armed Forces Act 2021 introduces legislation covering housing, healthcare and education.

Cornwall Council’s support for the Armed Forces Covenant

Cornwall Council first adopted the Cornwall Armed Forces Covenant in June 2012.

Councillor Louis Gardner is the Council’s Armed Forces Member Champion and the Chair of the Cornwall Armed Forces Covenant Partnership Board

Read the covenant policy document

The Partnership Board involves representatives from:

  • Cornwall’s armed forces:
    • RNAS Culdrose
    • RAF St Mawgan
    • 165 Port & Maritime Regt RLC
    • HMS Raleigh
  • military charities:
    • the Royal British Legion
    • SSAFA
  • the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee

It also includes representatives of the services within the council and partner organisations. These provide support to military personnel and their families and include:

  • Housing
  • Children and Young People
  • Adult Social Care
  • Health

Further information and help

The links below provide detailed information and access to help on the following issues:

Information for communities, organisations and businesses that wish to support Cornwall’s armed forces:

Please email communitycove@cornwall.gov.uk if you are unable to find the information you need through the above pages.

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