Armed Forces Covenant

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.

Does it apply to you?

If you are a member of the armed forces, a veteran, or a family member, the Armed Forces Covenant offers a wide variety of support to ensure you are being treated fairly.

If you are a business, or a community organisation, you can find out how to show your support.

Visit Armed Forces Covenant guidance and support for information on the breadth of the covenant and the support it provides.

For more information about the Armed Forces Covenant and how you can get involved, visit the Armed Forces Covenant website.

The Greater Manchester Armed Forces Covenant Guide is also available which highlights support and services that are available to the wider Defence Community in the area.

Email enquiries to [email protected]

Veteran Employer Guide

A new Veteran Employer Guide has been produced by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs. The guide, aims to support employers by providing them with useful information on how to attract and retain veterans in their businesses and also provides a section on the The Armed Forces Covenant and The ERS Process.

View the Guide