December 2016

Veterans Gateway

You may be aware of the MoD announcement that the Royal British Legion, with support from other charities such as SSAFA and Combat Stress, has been awarded Covenant funding to set up a one-stop service to better support the UK’s Armed Forces Veteran community. The £2m Veterans Gateway programme will help Veterans find and access advice and support on a broad range of issues such as healthcare and housing. Further information can be found on the MoD website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mod-choose-the-royal-british-legion-to-lead-help-for-veterans

The Covenant Award for Wales winner

Presented to the individual who has had the most positive effect on the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant within Wales we would like to congratulate Helen Odunaiya, the Partnership and Equalities Manager for Wrexham Council for winning this year’s award. Helen is the Armed Forces officer for Wrexham and has been instrumental in promoting and raising awareness of the Covenant in Wrexham and regionally across North Wales. Well done Helen.