The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
The covenant focuses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.
This support is provided in a number of areas including:
- Education and family well-being
- Having a home
- Starting a new career
- Access to healthcare
- Financial assistance
- Discounted Services
The covenant supports serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families. And is fulfilled by the different groups that have committed to making a difference.
- Central government, overseen by the Ministerial Covenant and Veterans Board
- Single services (Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force)
- Businesses of all sizes
- Local government
- Cadet forces and their adult volunteers
Further information on the Covenant is available here.