Our area is home to thousands of current Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their families.
North East Lincolnshire Council adopted the Armed Forces Covenant in 2011 – a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly, and will not be disadvantaged in accessing public services due to their military service.
Now the Council is keen to hear from organisations who currently provide for the armed forces community, or wish to do so, and those individuals who make up the entire armed forces community.
Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and together with other key public and private sector organisations, we are constantly seeking ways to strengthen those existing partnerships and help the local armed forces community.
“While good procedures and initiatives have been put in place by service providers, locally and nationally, we want to be reassured that no member of the Armed Forces Community is suffering any disadvantage in accessing public services.
“I would encourage veterans, current service personnel and their families, and organisations that wish to be involved in the covenant, to check out the consultation and have their say.”
To take part in the consultation, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/have-your-say. There are separate surveys for organisations and for members of the Armed Forces community, so make sure you’re completing the right one for you.
The surveys close on 28 April 2021.
If you need to ask any questions, a survey posting to you or to complete the survey via telephone please telephone 01472 324860 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.