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Armed Forces Community Covenant

The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community

Staffordshire County Council, along with military leaders, local district and borough councils, the NHS, Police, Fire and representatives from the community and voluntary sectors formally signed its first Armed Forces Community Covenant in May 2012 at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Staffordshire Armed Forces Community Covenant can be viewed here. 

The aims of Staffordshire's Community Covenant are to:

  • Encourage support for the Armed Forces Community working and residing in Staffordshire.
  • Recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of this Armed Forces Community.
  • Encourage the integration of service life into civilian life and encourage members of the Armed Forces Community to help their local community.
  • Make it easier for service personnel, families and veterans to access the help and support available.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is committed to ensuring fair treatment and equal access to services for current and former servicemen and women.   This means we don't leave people to struggle filling in forms on their own and we'll visit them at home rather than call them into the office. We go the extra mile to be sure they get what they're entitled to which may include contacting other organisations such as Moorlands Housing on their behalf. We also give an extra council tax reduction and pay extra housing benefit where a pensioner, or surviving partner, receives a war disablement pension.

More information is available on the  Ministry of Defence website or through contacting amanda.dawson@staffordshire.gov.uk at Staffordshire County Council.