Blackpool Carers Centre have pledged to commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.
What is the Armed Forces Covenant?
To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.
It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.
Section 1: Principles of The Armed Forces Covenant
Blackpool Carers Centre will endeavour in our pursuit to make a better life for carers to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are:
- no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
- in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved.
Section 2: Demonstrating our Commitment
We recognise the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business and to our country. We will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, by:
- Promoting the Armed Forces: promoting the fact that we are an Armed Forces-friendly organisation, to our carers, staff, volunteers, suppliers, contractors and community.
- Veterans: supporting the employment of veterans, recognising military skills and qualifications in our recruitment and selection process.
- Staff: Armed Forces and Veterans health training will be available to all staff in the organisation to improve staff knowledge/understanding/compassion of Veterans and their families support needs. This will be provided through basic awareness NHS/HEE online training and monitored via training governance. Staff will also have the opportunity to attend various training opportunities circulated via Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust and Armed Forces Hub.
- Opportunities: supporting veterans to access a meaningful breadth of volunteering opportunities to increase confidence, well-being, provide new experiences and help with future aspirations and employment.
- Service Spouses/Partners and families: supporting families (spouses, partners, children) who are providing unpaid care to veterans due to illness, disability, mental ill health or substance misuse through providing access to appropriate services and support, respite, counselling. .
- National Events: supporting Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance activities;
CLICK HERE to visit the Armed Forces Covenant website for more information.