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Gateshead renews its pledge to support the Armed Services

signing of the Armed Forces Covenant Mayors Parlour

Gateshead Council has re-signed its pledge to support serving and former members of the armed services.

The Leader of Gateshead Council Councillor Martin Gannon was joined by Lt Col Peter Winton, commanding officer of the 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment RA, at Gateshead Civic Centre this week to sign a new armed forces covenant setting out Gateshead's commitments to past and serving members of the armed forces and their families.

The original Armed Forces Covenant, of which Gateshead Council was one of the UK's first signatories, is a promise between the nation, government and the Armed Forces to treat serving personnel, veterans and their families with fairness and respect and ensure they are not disadvantaged as a result of their service.

Armed Forces Covenant
The new covenant reaffirms and renews that obligation and firmly establishes Gateshead Council as an organization which recognizes and proactively supports its armed forces community.

Councillor Stuart Green, Armed Forces champion for Gateshead Council, says:

"Gateshead has always been proud of our close links with the armed forces, so when we first signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2012 we were determined to do all we could to provide the kind of support that serving and ex-service personnel clearly need.

"We had been struck by the sort of problems that members of the armed forces face when they retire from active service. Civvy Street can be a pretty unfamiliar place if you have spent most of your working life in the forces, and adapting to what can sometimes be a major change can be difficult and stressful.

"The wide range of support we offer helps to overcome some of those difficulties and helps former members of the armed forces and their families to find their own safe and fulfilling place within the community."

Find out about our Armed Forces supportAfter signing the original covenant in 2012, Gateshead Council became widely recognised as one of the most forward leaning Armed Forces authorities in the country, with a range of support services for serving and former forces personnel and their families.

The council's award-winning Armed Forces Outreach Service is now well established and has a proven record of positive joint working across several local authority areas. The service has been recognised as best practice by The Royal British Legion and more recently in 2019 by the Local Government Association.

To find out more about the support offered by Gateshead Council, visit our armed forces page on the council website.

 

signing of the Armed Forces Covenant Mayors Parlour
17 January 2020

Gateshead Council has re-signed its pledge to support serving and former members of the armed services.

The Leader of Gateshead Council Councillor Martin Gannon was joined by Lt Col Peter Winton, commanding officer of the 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment RA, at Gateshead Civic Centre this week to sign a new armed forces covenant setting out Gateshead's commitments to past and serving members of the armed forces and their families.

The original Armed Forces Covenant, of which Gateshead Council was one of the UK's first signatories, is a promise between the nation, government and the Armed Forces to treat serving personnel, veterans and their families with fairness and respect and ensure they are not disadvantaged as a result of their service.

Armed Forces Covenant
The new covenant reaffirms and renews that obligation and firmly establishes Gateshead Council as an organization which recognizes and proactively supports its armed forces community.

Councillor Stuart Green, Armed Forces champion for Gateshead Council, says:

"Gateshead has always been proud of our close links with the armed forces, so when we first signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2012 we were determined to do all we could to provide the kind of support that serving and ex-service personnel clearly need.

"We had been struck by the sort of problems that members of the armed forces face when they retire from active service. Civvy Street can be a pretty unfamiliar place if you have spent most of your working life in the forces, and adapting to what can sometimes be a major change can be difficult and stressful.

"The wide range of support we offer helps to overcome some of those difficulties and helps former members of the armed forces and their families to find their own safe and fulfilling place within the community."

Find out about our Armed Forces supportAfter signing the original covenant in 2012, Gateshead Council became widely recognised as one of the most forward leaning Armed Forces authorities in the country, with a range of support services for serving and former forces personnel and their families.

The council's award-winning Armed Forces Outreach Service is now well established and has a proven record of positive joint working across several local authority areas. The service has been recognised as best practice by The Royal British Legion and more recently in 2019 by the Local Government Association.

To find out more about the support offered by Gateshead Council, visit our armed forces page on the council website.

 

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