Armed forces covenant

The Covenant is a promise between the nation, the government and the Armed Forces community, ensuring that those who serve, and have served, in the Armed Forces and their families, are treated fairly and are not disadvantaged by their service.

The community covenant signed by Cambridgeshire Local Authorities in 2011 is our commitment to our Armed Forces Community.

The Covenant covers all serving personnel, regular and reservists, and their families.  Bereaved families, veterans and cadet adult volunteers.

Image of Armed Forces Covenant logo
Image of Armed Forces Covenant logo

The covenant promotes fair access to a wide range of services from;

  • Education
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Mental Health
  • Employment
  • Transition
  • Family support
  • Criminal Justice
  • Welfare
  • Community and support to tackle Social Isolation

Priority is given in some circumstances where someone has suffered injury due to service but the covenant is fundamentally about giving parity to individuals, its key aim to remove disadvantage caused by service.

Cambridgeshire County Armed Forces Covenant Board is tasked with administering the covenant in the county. 

National direction is provided through the Ministerial Covenant Board and guidance issued by them under the ‘Our Community, Our Covenant’ paper with annual reports and strategies.

Improving the delivery of local Covenant pledges
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The Cambridgeshire Annual Report will be published in January 2020 and will be included on this page once released.

Work is ongoing through the Covenant Development project to launch a signposting App for the county and more details will follow in this regard. For now details of national services can be found on the Veterans Gateway.


Lead Councillor:

Councillor Mac McGuire

07843 394402

Lead Council Officer:

Vikki Barr – Armed Forces Covenant Development Officer

01223 703 258