North Yorkshire was one of the first areas in the UK to agree an armed forces community covenant. Scarborough Borough Council is a signatory to the North Yorkshire covenant.
The aims of the covenant are to:
- encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas, and vice versa
- promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community
- recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community
- encourage activities that help to integrate the armed forces community into local life.
The armed forces community includes all those who serve in the armed forces, whether regular or reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families.
The covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local armed forces community. It is intended to complement the national Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces.
To find out more, download this leaflet.
More information on the Primetime initiative which engages veterans in sport and physical activity to aim to reduce feelings of isolation or loneliness.
More information about the North Yorkshire Covenant.
More information about Armed Forces Day.
More information about support available to ex forces.