Local services across Cambridgeshire are working with the military to support the armed forces.
The aim is to encourage communities, charities, businesses, local government and health care providers to take part in the Armed Forces Covenant to support all our armed forces living locally.
This not only includes supporting personnel but also their families and veterans, particularly where they have been injured or bereaved.
By doing this the council recognises what our armed forces have done for us and continue to do on a daily basis
- to encourage local communities and the armed forces community to provide each other with support
- to promote awareness amongst communities of the issues affecting the armed forces community in Cambridgeshire
- to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community
- to encourage activities which help integrate the armed forces community into local life
To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant and how it sets the tone for what happens locally go to the GOV.UK website.
Local organisations improving links between the armed forces and local communities can also apply for grants.
Councillor Mac McGuire is the Armed Forces lead councillor for Cambridgeshire County Council and can be contacted at [email protected] 01480 450482. The lead officer is Sue Grace, Director: Corporate & Customer Services [email protected] 01223 715680.