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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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The Armed Forces Community Covenant

The Armed Forces Community Covenant recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families, and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.

The covenant exists to redress the disadvantages that the armed forces community may face in comparison to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made. The Armed Forces Covenant is supported by the Community Covenant.

The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community and encourages local communities to support the armed forces community in their area and promote public understanding and awareness of issues affecting the armed forces community.

You are part of the armed forces community if you are serving or have served in the Army, Royal Navy, Marines, or Air Force. The armed forces community also includes families and dependants, reservists and veterans. A veteran is anyone who has served in the armed forces.

The Armed Forces Community Covenant was signed in Warwick on Saturday 30 June 2012 by representatives of the various agencies who are committed to helping present and former armed services personnel. Under the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Community Covenant organisations across the region work together to make sure that the armed forces community have access to the help and support they need.

Stratford District Council is part of the Community Covenant at a strategic level. Warwickshire County Council has a key role in the Community Covenant and more information is available through the County Council's webpage.

Special consideration is given to certain serving members and former serving members of the armed forces and reservists and also to spouses in specific situations when applying for social housing opportunities within Stratford–on-Avon District, through Home Choice Plus.