Rushcliffe Armed Forces Community Covenant
The armed forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local armed forces community (including veterans) - it encourages local communities to support the service community in their area.
In June 2013, Rushcliffe Borough Council pledged its support to the armed forces by signing a Community Covenant. The Covenant was signed by the Mayor of Rushcliffe Borough Council; the Commanding Officer of the East Midland Officer Training Corps, on behalf of the armed forces; and the Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Royal British Legion.
Through this covenant we will seek to work together to:
- Promote access to services for the armed forces community living within Rushcliffe and provide support as appropriate
- Promote awareness and understanding of issues affecting the Armed forces community in the wider community
- Support military personnel and their families re-settling or re-locating within Rushcliffe
- Encourage the local community to support the Armed forces and its personnel and provide opportunities for them to show that support
If you, or your family have served in the armed forces Rushcliffe is here to help
Housing – Rushcliffe Borough Council provides a range of advice and support including help finding a place to live, benefits and money management - Housing advice and help.
Health – There are many ways that you can access local health services. It’s important that you choose the right one to ensure you get the right care, in the right place, first time. Find your nearest GP, Dentist or Optician – NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group.
Education – Due to multiple postings, children may have to move frequently between schools, and as such, transition arrangements need to be considered. For details on how to apply for a school place in Rushcliffe – Nottinghamshire County Council Education.
Employment – On leaving the armed forces finding employment can be a challenge. However support and training is available through a range of local sources including Rushcliffe Borough Council Job Fairs, Job Centre Plus, Central College Nottingham and Regular Forces Employment Association.
Royal British Legion - The Royal British Legion provide a wide range of advice and help on all of the above issues for ex-service personnel and their dependants. Visit the Nottinghamshire Royal British Legion web site for details of your nearest branch.
Rushcliffe is proud to commemorate and celebrate the commitment of our service personnel.
- Every year we host a free outdoor proms concert in West Bridgford to celebrate Armed Forces Day. For details visit www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/armedforcesday
- In 2014 we will be supporting events around the borough to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1, as part of the Nottinghamshire Trent to Trenches project. For details of what is taking place visit www.experiencenottinghamshire.com
- There are a numer of War memorials in Rushcliffe. Community groups can apply for funding to support war memorials by visiting www.warmemorials.org