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Somerset Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnership (SAFCCP)

Description

The Somerset Armed Forces Community Covenant (SAFCC) brings together charities, local authorities, other public sector organisations, businesses, communities, individuals and the military in a pledge of support between local residents and the armed forces community in Somerset.

 

The covenant

       encourages local communities to support their local armed forces community and vice versa

       promotes public understanding and awareness of issues that affect the armed forces community

       recognises and remembers the sacrifices made by the armed forces community

       encourages activities that help to integrate the armed forces community into local life

        

For more information about the covenant, see the information on the government website www.gov.uk/government/policies/fulfilling-the-commitments-of-the-armed-forces-covenant/supporting-pages/armed-forces-covenant

 

Somerset has long-standing links with the armed forces; particularly the major units based here, such as RNAS Yeovilton and Norton Manor Camp. Local organisations, including councils, already have good relationships with these bases and the charities that support in-service and ex-service personnel and their families. The Somerset Covenant builds on these relationships and provides a more consistent and comprehensive approach. We are working with the armed forces community on a range of priority areas that include, building communities, education, skills and employment, housing, benefits, health and welfare.

Contact information

Address:
SAFCCP
c/o Communities - Somerset County Council
County Hall
Taunton
TA1 4DY

Phone: 0300 123 2224

Website: http://www.somerset.gov.uk/policies-and-plans/schemes-and-initiatives/

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