We signed up to the County wide Derbyshire Armed Forces Community Covenant in 2012 which pledges our commitment and support to Armed Forces personnel residing in our district.
The Council has worked with the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and other partners to look at the provision, co-ordination and promotion of health services to current and veteran armed forces personnel, particularly on issues which have a direct impact upon mental health. This will help frontline officers signpost veterans to a range of available support and identify other opportunities for veterans which could be offered by departments.
Armed forces covenant
The MOD has launched the new £10 million per annum Covenant Fund to support the armed forces community. Further details, including the funding priorities and when the fund is open for applications, can be found here.
Potential applicants are advised to read and understand the information in the relevant guidance notes to help you to decide if your project is eligible and meets the criteria. Funding is limited, so only the very best projects will be funded. This is an enduring fund, so there will be plenty of opportunity to apply in the coming months and years if your project is not quite ready yet. Information about how to apply to the fund is available here.
Chesterfield Armed Forces and Veterans’ Hub
The Armed Forces & Veterans Hub takes place at the Proact Stadium, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Meetings provide an opportunity for ex-forces veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces to socialise and to engage with and access support and information from agencies that provide services to Armed Forces personnel. More information can be found here.
SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force.
Royal British Legion helps members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, veterans and their families all year round and also campaigns to improve their lives, organises the Poppy Appeal and remembers the fallen.
Blesma is a national Army Charity that directly supports all of our Service men and women who have lost limbs and the use of limbs or the loss of eyesight in the service of our country.
War Widows Association of Great Britain is a pressure group to improve the conditions of War Widows and their dependants in Great Britain.
Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service.
Army HIVES is an information network available to all members of the Army service community. It serves both married and single personnel, together with their families, dependants and civilians employed by the services.