Armed Forces Community Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation. It ensures that those who serve or who have served, and their families, are treated fairly.
This commitment is made in recognition of the sacrifices they make on behalf of the country. The Covenant is not designed to give people preferential treatment. It should ensure that they get a fair deal and are not disadvantaged because of their Service.
Who we mean by the ‘Armed Forces Community’
The Armed Forces Community includes:
- all serving personnel, including regulars and reserves
- their families
- dependent children of Armed Forces personnel
You can visit the Armed Forces Covenant website for more information.
Support available in Sutton
Charities with a branch in Sutton
- the Royal British Legion Cheam and Sutton Branch provides financial, social and emotional care and support
- the Sutton Salvation Army Centre is there if you would like to meet new people and have someone to talk to about matters of faith
- The Veterans Gateway - this is the new first point of contact for all Veterans seeking support
- the SSAFA armed forces charity provides a range of social, family and financial services
- the Gov.UK Support services website provides support services
- the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) supports veterans to transition into civilian life
- the Forces Support charity provides general maintenance around the home and garden while a family grieves