Armed forces personnel and veterans in York

Get support if you serve/have served in armed forces - we can signpost you to help and support with:

  • education and training
  • housing
  • employment
  • welfare
  • health

We’re taking measures to ensure that:

  • our armed forces community is not disadvantaged in provision of services compared to other citizens
  • special consideration is given in some cases to members of our armed forces community, such as the injured and bereaved

York Community Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a government scheme which encourages mutual support between communities and armed forces personnel, including veterans.

York’s Armed Forces Covenant describes how we’re working with other organisations to support active and ex-service men, women and their families in our area, including:

  • encouraging local communities to support you in the wider community
  • encouraging activities, events and projects which help to integrate you into local life
  • nurturing an awareness of issues affecting you and recognising sacrifices made by the armed forces
  • implementing appropriate policies to support you
  • understanding your needs while developing services
  • providing employment and training opportunities
  • raising awareness of what support is available to you
  • promoting and supporting the NHS Veterans Mental Health service

City of York Council, in partnership with four other North Yorkshire local authorities has recently been awarded £196k from the Ministry of Defence for a two year project to 'Strengthen Local Government Delivery of the Covenant'.

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