The Hertfordshire Community Covenant is a commitment from public and private organisations in the county, to support the active and retired Armed Forces community living and working in Hertfordshire. This includes raising the profile of the Armed Forces in Hertfordshire and to celebrate and honour the commitment and sacrifices that they have made.
The transient nature of the work of our Armed Forces sometimes means that either during or after active service, they can be at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing local services. These service men and women often put their lives on the line in the course of their work and we in Hertfordshire firmly believe that they should be not be disadvantaged because of the work that they do.
Some service leavers could also benefit from advice or assistance to ensure a smooth transition into civilian life and, where sought, Community Covenant partners are committed to providing this help.
For the Armed Forces community, the Covenant encourages the integration of Service life into civilian life and encourages members of the Armed Forces community to help their local community.
The Covenant covers four themes:
- Raising the profile of the Armed Forces in Hertfordshire
- Celebrating and Honouring
- Fair access to services
- Helping those who have helped us
Information on how our Housing Allocations Policy supports those who have served in the Armed Forces can be found here.
Information on the help available to Armed Forces personnel and those who have retired is available on Hertfordshire Heroes.
If you would like further information on the Hertfordshire Community Covenant with the Armed Forces,and the Hertfordshire Heroes initiative please visit www.hertfordshireheroes.org or call Hertfordshire County Council’s Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4040.