Armed Forces

The Armed Forces Covenant

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

pdfClick here to download The NY Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant

pdfClick here to download the full Armed Forces Covenant

Richmondshire District Council’s Response to the AFCC

pdfClick here to download the response

Useful links

Click here to access the veterans area on the MOD website

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

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Useful links 

Richmondshire Citizens Advice Bureau

 Veterans Uk

Veteran UK helpline

Veterans UK

Ministry of Defence

Norcross

Thornton Cleveleys

FY5 3WP

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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

 

SSAFA

Catterick

0207 463 9354

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Combat stress

Helpline 0800 138 1619

General enquiries01372 587 000

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Address Combat Stress

 Tyrwhitt House

 Oaklawn Road

 Leatherhead

 Surrey

 KT22 0BX

 

Armed Forces Independence Payment 

 

Contact Veterans Outreach Support

 Phone: 02392 731 767

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Royal British Legion

Laurence Lines Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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)

 

The Veterans Charities

http://www.charitychoice.co.uk/charities/armed-and-ex-services/army

 

Further Reading

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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