Published Friday, 28th June 2019
Ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June Sutton Council and its partners met at the Civic offices to sign and relaunch their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.
His Worshipful the Mayor, Muhammed Sadiq was joined by representatives from both main political parties in Sutton, the Leader, the Chief Executive, the Borough Commanders from the Police and Fire Services, London Regional Manager for the British Legion, The Chief Executive of Community Action and senior figures from the Army, the RAF and Sutton Sea Cadets.
In addition to the relaunch event, Sutton Council was awarded the Bronze Employer Recognition Award by Lieutenant Colonel Steve Day in recognition for excellent work to date.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
The covenant focuses on ensuring members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen and are not disadvantaged because of their service.
This support is provided in a number of areas including:
- receiving education and supporting family well-being
- having a home
- starting a new career
- accessing healthcare
- receiving financial assistance
- benefitting from discounted services
Further information about support services available to both serving personnel, veterans and their families is provided on GOV.UK.
You can also read the Armed Forces Covenant promise.
You can also visit Sutton Council's dedicated webpages.