REED North speaks to Greater Manchester Housing Providers Armed Forces Workstream

This month Vicky Doran, Regional Employment Engagement Director for the North, attended a GMHP Armed Forces Workstream meeting as their guest speaker. Vicky spoke to some of the 27 Housing provider members about the benefits of being a “Forces Friendly Employer” and how they can progress from signing the Armed Forces Covenant to the Employer Recognition scheme.

“It was great to be able to meet virtually with many organisations in one place and to learn about how they support their Armed Forces Community. I have agreed to attend these meetings regularly so that I can understand their work and to work as a conduit between Defence and the group.”

Gillian Karle, who leads Johnnie Johnson Housing with regard to Armed Forces related work, said “The Group really benefitted from meeting Vicky and heard about her work with Employers in support of applications for the Awards.  She was also able to offer valuable guidance through her experience of working with the MOD on a number of things.  We’re delighted she was so engaged with the Group and look forward to welcoming her again”.

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