Lawley & Overdale Parish Council is proud to have pledged its support to the Armed Forces Covenant, and in doing so has joined 7,000 organisations across the country.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment to acknowledge and understand the needs of the Armed Forces Community. Whether it be those who serve, have served or their families, the Covenant sets out to ensure that they are all treated with fairness and respect in every aspect of their life, such as in the community, economy and society.
Established 10 years ago, the Armed Forces Covenant was created to remove disadvantages and to help military personnel obtain the same access to services as the civilian community has. Services such as applying for a mortgage, meeting the criteria for social/affordable housing and purchasing motor insurance, can present barriers owing to their time as part of HM Armed Forces.
By signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant, Lawley & Overdale Parish Council recognises the value serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to the country.
You can view our pledge here, signed by the Parish Chairman and Councillor John Yorke and agreed by the Full Council.
Visit the Armed Forces Covenant website to find out more about how to obtain help and support and how to get involved.