Bradford Council and partners' Armed Forces Covenant Pledge

The Council and Partners Pledge

The Council and its partners are committed to supporting the local Armed Forces Community and signed an Armed Forces Community Covenant Pledge on the 30 January 2012 to reflect this commitment.

The Armed Forces Community Covenant (now known as the Armed Forces Covenant), encourages local communities to come together to support the Armed Forces Community in their area and promote understanding and awareness of the issues that affect them.

The Council and Bradford District organisations who signed the Community Covenant Pledge are committed to working to:

  • Encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas and to nurture public understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.
  • Encourage the civilian community to offer support to the local Armed Forces community and make it easier for Service personnel, families and veterans to access the help and support available from the MOD, from statutory providers and from the Charitable and Voluntary Sector.
  • Recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the armed forces community.
  • Ensure that serving and former Armed Forces personnel, including reservists, and their families, face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services.
  • Give special consideration to the Armed Forces Community, as appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most such as the injured and the bereaved.
  • Encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces community into local life.
  • Encourage the armed forces community to help and support the wider community, whether through participation in events and joint projects, or other forms of engagement.

The Armed Forces Community includes: those serving members of the forces, both regular and reservist, former members of the forces, and their families.

Partners who signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant Pledge

The following partners signed the Community Covenant Pledge in 2012:

  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Army
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal British Legion - South and West Yorkshire Region
  • Royal British Legion - Bradford District Branch
  • Royal Air Forces Association Bradford and District Branch (RAFA)
  • Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)
  • Bradford District Care Trust
  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds
  • Bradford Community and Voluntary Services
  • Keighley and Ilkley Voluntary Action
  • Shipley and Bingley Community and Voluntary Services
  • Job Centre Plus
  • Incommunities
  • West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • West Yorkshire Police Service
  • Bradford Council for Mosques
  • REMPLOY Bradford