Joining forces to help service personnel

Devon County Council bands together with the armed forces to help support service personnel and their families.

Armed forces personnel and their families are to receive support from Devon County Council as part of a new innovative project.

The county council will be working with representatives from the armed forces and a special task group has been formed to help meet the needs of Devon’s armed forces community.

The group is gathering evidence to understand local issues and challenges faced by military personnel before making recommendations for the county council’s permanent covenant, which will be signed in time for Armed Forces Day this year.

This will be a pact between the council and the military to support service personnel and their families, as well as reservists, veterans, and cadet groups in the future.

Current service men and women, armed forces support organisations, public services, community groups and charities are being asked to share their knowledge, experiences and personal views with the group on how local organisations can improve services and help them better integrate with civilian life.