This page provides general information on how Richmondshire District Council supports military personnel and their families/dependants in the District, and veterans who have chosen to live here. The Council is a signatory to the North Yorkshire Armed Forces Community Covenant and strives to meet the responsibilities placed on it by the Armed Forces Covenant – both documents are available to access below. How the Council has been achieving this over recent years is highlighted in the ‘Response to the Covenant’ document, also available below.
The North Yorkshire Armed Forces Community Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant
Richmondshire District Council’s Response to the AFCC
Click here to access ‘The Hive’ The HIVE is an information network available to all members of the Service community. It serves both married and single personnel, together with their families, dependants and civilians employed by the Services
The Armed Forces Community Survey
The MOD is wanting as many people as possible in the armed forces community (serving members; reservists; veterans of all ages; and family members of serving members, reservists and veterans) to complete a short online questionnaire about their experiences of Covenant implementation.
'Since the launch of the Armed Forces Covenant we have seen good work all around the country across a range of services in support of our Armed Forces Community. But we need to be better at capturing and sharing those examples. As a result Forces in Mind Trust and the Local Government Association have commissioned Shared Intelligence to run a review of how local Covenant pledges are being delivered to help identify and better share good practice'.
This project offers a real opportunity to help shape how the Covenant will be delivered in the future. The results of this work will allow service providers, by more easily sharing the experiences of others, to better make the case for prioritisation and delivery of their own local Covenant pledges and allows members of the AF community to have their say.
Click here to comment: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AFCcovenantsurvey
Veteran UK helpline
Ministry of Defence
Freephone (UK only): 0808 1914 2 18
07:30 - 18:30 Monday -Thursday
07:30 - 17:00 Friday
When the helpline is closed, callers will be given the option to be routed to Combat Stress or The Samaritans 24hr helpline
0207 463 9354
Helpline 0800 138 1619
General enquiries01372 587 000
Address Combat Stress
Phone: 02392 731 767
Our telephone helpline is open to everyone, 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.
Call 0808 802 8080 (free from UK landlines and main mobile networks)