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Armed Forces Support

Armed Forces Covenant
Blaby District Council is proud to support serving and former members of the armed forces, including reservists, and their families.


Armed Forces Community Covenant

On 9th November 2018 Blaby District Council re-signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant. The purpose of the Covenant is to encourage support for the Armed Forces Community working and residing in Blaby District and to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by this community, particularly those who have given the most. This includes in-service and ex-service personnel, their families and widow(ers) in Blaby District.

You can view a copy of the Council’s Armed Forces Community Covenant and supporting Action Plan here.

Armed Forces Community Covenant Champion

Blaby District Council has a dedicated champion who will oversee our progress in meeting our commitments outlined in the Covenant.  The champion is Cllr Mark Jackson. In October 2018 the Council was also awarded the bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

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Blaby District Council can provide help to all residents on a range of issues, including housing, resident support services and benefits as well as health and leisure activities.  There is also a lot of support available for the armed forces community from other organisations. Listed below are just some of the local and national resources available.


Local Support & Information for Armed Forces Personnel

Adult Social Care – Leicestershire County Council

Armed Forces Veterans’ Breakfast Club

Blaby & District Royal British Legion Club

Citizens Advice

Joining Forces (Age UK & SSAFA)

Royal Air Forces Association – Braunstone Branch

Royal British Legion – Leicestershire & Rutland Support

Royal Marines Association – Leicester Branch

Royal Naval Association – Wigston & District

Royal Naval Association – Hinckley

SSAFA Leicestershire & Rutland

Leicestershire & Rutland Western Front Association


National Support & Information

Armed Forces Compensation

Armed Forces Covenant – Support & Advice

Army Benevolent Fund

Combat Stress

The Confederation of Services Charities

Help For Heroes

Joining Forces (Age UK & SSAFA)

Life Works

Merchant Navy Association

Ministry of Defence Service Leavers Pack

Royal Air Forces Association

Royal Air Forces Widows' Association

Royal British Legion

Royal Marines Association

Royal Naval Association


Veterans' Advisory & Pensions Committee

Veterans' Gateway

War Widows' Association of Great Britain

Women’s Royal Army Corps Association


Other Useful Links

Armed Forces Day

Blaby District Council – Community Grants Scheme

Community Covenant Fund

Rewards for Forces


War Memorial Records and Funding


Cadet Corps

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force

Royal Air Force Cadets (Wigston & District)

South Leicester Sea Cadets

TS Cutlass – Leicestershire Navy Cadet Force




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Last updated: 14 December 2018

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