The Armed Forces Community Covenant is designed to complement, at a local level, the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces. The aim of the community covenant is to encourage local communities to support the service community in their area and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the Armed Forces community.
For Slough Borough Council and partner organisations, the community covenant presents an opportunity to coordinate support and advice to members of the armed forces community.
For the armed forces community, the community covenant encourages the integration of service life into civilian life and encourages members of the armed forces community to help their local community.
The Slough community covenant has been signed by the Royal British Legion and the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association and the council will work closely with these organisations to ensure support is provided for the armed forces community.
An action plan has also been developed which covers six themes:
Examples of actions include: