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Armed Forces Support

Armed Forces Coffee Mornings

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has awarded £10,000 to Blaby District Council under their Forces for Change programme. This funding allows us to put on the ‘Coffee and Wellbeing’ mornings for members of the Armed Forces Community within Blaby district.

The ‘Coffee and Wellbeing’ mornings will take place in the Brooks Room at the Council Offices in Narborough from 10am – 12pm on the following Wednesdays:

  • 13 April 2022
  • 11 May 2022
  • 8 June 2022
  • 6 July 2022
  • 17 August 2022
  • 14 September 2022
  • 12 October 2022
  • 9 November 2022

Refreshments will be provided at each session and specialist workers will be in attendance to offer various activities, support and guidance. For further information please contact Tracy Gaskin on 07824 824234 or email VCSHub@blaby.gov.uk

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.

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Last updated 4 April 2022
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