"I am honoured to act as Armed Forces Champion, on behalf of Hull City Council. Our local authority is committed to the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. We value our Armed Forces Community, and recognise the commitment and sacrifices made by our Armed Forces"
Councillor Alan Gardiner - Armed Forces Champion
The Armed Forces Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the Nation that those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services.
The Armed Forces Covenant relies on the people, communities, and businesses to actively support it in order to make a difference. See link
If you would like to know more about what the Armed Forces Covenant means locally download Supporting our Armed Forces and Armed Forces Community leaflet.
Armed Forces and Veterans' Charter
The City of Kingston upon Hull Armed Forces and Veterans' Charter
Servicemen and women leaving the armed forces often need advice on issues including health, education, housing, training and jobs. We also understand that their families and carers may need support.
Our Armed Forces and Veterans’ Charter encourages public bodies and partner organisations to support in-service and ex-service personnel from the military and the Merchant Navy, their families, veterans and carers.
Access to social and rented housing, retraining for employment, and support groups for servicemen and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are just a few of the issues specific to veterans which the Charter addresses through better joined-up working between agencies.
The Charter is available to download here
Who are our Armed Forces Community?
- Regular Personnel currently serving; Royal Navy, Royal Air Force
- Merchant Navy served for at least one day on active service
- Reservists both Regular and Volunteer
- Veterans served for at least one day, Regular or Reservist
- Families Immediate family; Spouses, civil or other partners, children for whom the veteran or partner are responsible
- Bereaved Immediate family; Services Personnel/ Veterans have died
- Carers for Service Personnel and Veterans
What support am I entitled to?
We are committed to supporting Hull’s armed forces community.as an MOD Employer Recognition Gold Award employer, with our Armed Forces Veteran Charter and through our Armed Forces Champion Councillor Allan Gardiner.
As a member of Hull’s Armed Forces Community, you and your immediate family are entitled to the following support through the Armed Forces Covenant.
- • Not being at a disadvantage when trying to access public services such as healthcare, housing, employment, education and welfare.
- • Special consideration where appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most such as the injured and the bereaved.
Veterans Community Hub
There is a range of support available for the Armed Forces Community. A Veteran Community Hub is available for the Veteran Community, for information about a range of services available, contact: