Armed Forces Community Covenant
Our Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between the district council and its local armed forces community.
It is intended to complement the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligations between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces at local level.
The document was signed in January 2016 by the Chairman of Arun District Council and Lt Col Giles Malec RA representing the Armed Forces.
The Covenant Champion for Arun District is Councillor David Edwards.
The Community Covenant aims to:
- encourage local communities and the armed forces community to support each other
- nurture public understanding and promote awareness of issues affecting the armed forces community
- recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community
- encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces community into local life
You can view the covenant here: 160113 Arun Community Covenant [pdf] 2MB
We are also part of the Armed Forces Community Covenant for West Sussex.
Useful links and documents
The Ministry of Defence has produced guidance detailing the scope of the Community Covenant.
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Covid 19 Response
Helpline Support for our Armed Forces Community [pdf] 7MB
Veteran friendly GP practices [pdf] 177KB
Royal British Legion advice for finding a home after Service
Armed Forces Covenant, Veterans: Key Facts
NHAS A guide to housing options in England for ex-Service personnel [pdf] 714KB
Information on how to contact Veterans UK and their services
Some of our armed forces community may be struggling due to the current events in Afghanistan. Please reach out to friends, family, colleagues or contact NHS Op Courage for 24/7 support. You can also read more about our pledge to support government programmes to house Afghan refugees.