The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, that they are treated fairly

The Armed Forces Covenant was signed by the Leader of Hampshire County Council and representatives of the Armed Forces in June 2011. All local authorities have now signed the Covenant.

The County Council’s approach is based on the following principles:

  • No disadvantage - this ensures members of the armed forces community experience no disadvantage as a result of their service in the armed forces
  • Smooth transition - this ensures appropriate actions are taken to support the transition from military to civilian life
  • Work with partners to reduce duplication. Make efficient use of all available resources to deliver the best possible outcomes for members of the armed forces community

The ambition is that the County Council’s support for the armed forces is embedded into mainstream services, based on evidenced need. It is not about providing preferential treatment.