- Armed Forces Covenant Wales News – Issue 3 2022
- Attention Ex-Service Personnel
- The Armed Forces Community in Wales
- Mefloquine advice
- Appointment made of first Wales Veterans’ Commissioner
- Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust programmes
- Ceredigion Armed Forces Champion welcomes launch of UK Armed Forces Veterans ID Card
- Change Step - A Peer Mentoring Service for military veterans
- Help for veterans diagnosed with diffuse mesothelioma
- Homes for Veterans Cymru
- Hywel Dda University Health Board – Armed forces covenant
- Listen in - Supporting the families and friends of military veterans
- More flexible compensation for Veterans with cancer caused by asbestos
- The Royal British Legion
- Veterans’ NHS Wales
- Wales Remembers 1914-1918
- Woody's Lodge
The first point of contact for veterans seeking support.
Over 2,500 military charities exist.
Service launched in response to Lord Ashcroft’s 2014 Veterans’ Transition Review, which called for the confusing support system for veterans to be simplified to:
- One 24/7 contact centre
- Single free Phone number
- A website address
- Instant client transferrals to appropriate person
- Easy to find global help
Ceredigion County Council wins Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award
At an awards ceremony held in Cardiff on Thursday 22 September, Ceredigion Council Council was presented with a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for their efforts in ensuring Ceredigion Armed Forces community is supported.
Ceredigion County Council was amongst 20 other winners who were awarded the Defence Silver ERS Award in Wales. In attendance were Council Leader Councillor Brian Davies, Councillor Paul Hinge, the member champion for Armed Forces and Geraint Edwards, Corporate Lead Officer for People & Organisation.
The prestigious Defence Silver ERS Award recognises employers who have actively demonstrated their support for the Armed Forces community through implementing practical policies in the workplace. Organisations must proactively demonstrate that the Armed Forces community are not unfairly disadvantaged as part of their recruitment policies. They must also actively ensure their workforce is aware of their positive policies towards Defence people issues for Reservists, Veterans, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, and spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.
Councillor Bryan Davies, Leader of Ceredigion County Council said: “On behalf of Ceredigion County Council I would like to thank everyone involved for their continued dedication and hard work within the AFCC of Ceredigion to ensure that the residents of the Armed Forces community are fully supported within Ceredigion.”
Councillor Paul Hinge, Member champion for the Armed Forces, said: “I am so pleased that the work we carry out in Ceredigion has been recognised across Wales. We have a very proactive AFCC Forum who help us deliver our covenant promises and we a grateful for their individual and collective contributions in helping us achieve this award.”
For more information about the ERS Awards in Wales visit the Governments Defence Employer Recognition Scheme page.