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St Helens Armed Forces Covenant


St Helens Borough Council are proud to honour our local Armed Forces community through public events such as the Annual Armed Forces Day and the Service of Remembrance.  Councillor Lynn Clarke, is the Borough's Armed Forces Champion.

The council signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2012 and honours the commitment it has made to ensure people in the Armed Forces community receive the support and recognition they are entitled to.   The Council works closely with local Armed Forces Units, Armed Forces charities, and health, housing, education and employment partners to ensure that those who Serve and those who have Served receive fair treatment and respect, and not disadvantaged compared to other citizens when accessing public services.

These pages have details of that support and links to related pages and documents which include information and guidance relevant to our local Armed Forces community - including local support groups and breakfast clubs for Service Leavers, Ex Forces, and Veterans.

From 22 November 2022, St Helens Borough Council undertakes Armed Forces Covenant Impact Assessments on decisions affecting relevant education, health, and housing functions under the Armed Forces Act 2021 Covenant Duty, to consider whether special provisions or tailored services should be put in place, in order to remove any disadvantages arising for the Armed Forces Community as result from the unique obligations and sacrifices made by Armed Forces Service People.

If you or a member of your family serve in the British Armed Forces, or if you are an Armed Forces Service Leaver, Reservist, Veteran, Widow or Widower, the following pages hold a summary of the support, special provisions, and tailored services available in St Helens Borough.

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