Armed Forces Support

Armed Forces Coffee Mornings

The Coffee and Wellbeing mornings take place on the first Wednesday of every month at the Council Offices on Desford Road in Narborough from 10am to 12pm (with the exception of December). Our next scheduled dates are as follows:

Wednesday 6 March 10-12pm
Wednesday 3 April 10-12pm
*Wednesday 8 May 10-12pm - this is the second Wednesday this month only
Wednesday 5 June 10-12pm
Wednesday 3 July 10-12pm
Wednesday 7 August 10-12pm
Wednesday 4 September 10-12pm
Wednesday 2 October 10-12pm
Wednesday 6 November 10-12pm
*Wednesday 4 December 10-12.30pm - this meeting is longer, running until 12.30pm

Refreshments will be provided at each session and specialist workers will be in attendance to offer various activities, support, and guidance. Spouses, family members and carers are welcome to accompany those who wish to attend. Please note, the running of these events is subject to change, if you would like more information, please email

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday in June. It is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much-valued morale boost for the troops and their families. You can find out more about what they are doing at home and around the world by visiting the official sites of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.

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

Armed Forces Community Covenant

In November 2018 we 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 by downloading it below.

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 July 2021 the Council was also awarded the silver award from the Ministry of Defence's Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme.

We 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.

Last updated 8 February 2024
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