Rotherham Armed Forces Community Covenant
The underlying principle is:
"An individual should not be disadvantaged as a resut of their service in exceptional circumstances they should receive special treatment; those circumstances being physical or mental injury and bereavement."
The main areas the Covenant covers are Healthcare, Housing, Education, Benefits and Tax.
The target group for the Covenant are the Armed Forces Community: serving personnel, ex service personnel and their families.
The Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community and it is intended to complement the Armed Forces Covenant.
A group of 21 organisations signed the Rotherham AFCC in January 2012 and since then the work has continued to develop for the benefit of the ex military community. This is a Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council lead group with representatives from all other key organisations from the military, public, private and voluntary sectors.
Military Community and Veterans Centre (MCVC) Group
During the summer a local community group, the Military Community and Veterans Centre (MCVC) Group was formed to progress work of the AFCC at operational level.
In September of this year, a grant was awarded from the Awards For All Fund to enable the MCVC to commission and undertake a survey to;
Get a better idea of the number of ex military personnel there are who are currently living in Rotherham.
Find out what type of service provision they would like to see in available to them in Rotherham.
The survey is quite detailed and will take a few minutes of your time to complete, however, your response to the survey will provide evidence of need for services and will allow the group to apply for other funding as and when the appropriate funds become available.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.
Stve Bentham Bates
Contact: Keith Hopkins - 01709 523454