New app gives Armed Forces community easy access to support

A new mobile app will help signpost Armed Forces personnel, reservists, veterans and the wider Armed Forces community to sources of support and assistance

Jan 25 2019

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Commissioned by Forces Connect South East, of which Hampshire County Council is a partner, the app is designed to link the Armed Forces community to organisations that are there to help them. 
Councillor Andrew Joy, Hampshire County Council’s Armed Forces Champion and Executive Member for Communities, Partnerships and External Affairs, said: “Our Armed Forces community forms a significant and immensely important part of our Hampshire family. That community makes a valued contribution to our region and the country. Most live, work and thrive without the need for extra assistance. However, where support is needed, this mobile app provides quick and easy access to a range of organisations ready to help.” 
The app is aimed at serving personnel, reservists, veterans, dependants – including spouses, partners, children and parents – and those that work with the Armed Forces community. Users are directed to a range of sources of support and advice relating to employment, education, training, housing, benefits, family support, health and wellbeing and crisis support.  
The app was developed by Kent County Council and the Wow Factory for Forces Connect South East with the involvement of practitioners, Armed Forces Champions and members of the Armed Forces community. It is free to download, search ‘Forces Connect’ in the App Store (for Apple iPhones or iPads) or the Google Play Store (for Android smartphones and tablets).