HM Armed Forces
New Minister for Veterans' affairs appointed - Johnny Mercer MP - Read his open letter to Veterans and their families
Veteran’s Gateway is often the first point of contact for ex-HM Forces personnel seeking support. However if you have served in HM Forces you may qualify for help from Three Rivers with your housing.
If you lived in the Three Rivers District for a minimum period of 12 months immediately before enlisting in the HM Forces and have a housing need, you will be awarded a minimum of Band C priority on the Housing Register and your priority date will be back dated by 12 months.
You may also be considered a ‘vulnerable person’ if you are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Depending on your circumstances, this may mean the Council has a duty to provide you with permanent accommodation.
The Council is also committed to the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant. This is a statement of support for between the civilian community and its local Armed Forces community. Further information on the Covenant can be found at Hertfordshire Heroes. As part of this commitment, Three Rivers District Council has an Armed Forces Champion - Cllr Jon Tankard
Full details for Cllr Tankard can be found by clicking on the link https://www.threerivers.gov.uk/councillor/jon-tankard
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust have announced Three New funding programmes to be launched in Spring and Summer 2022. Full details can be found https://covenantfund.org.uk/2022
Free On-Line course to help Military Families Thrive - 'Building Resilience with Military Families' is a free of charge on-line learning support programme containing 6 sessions (with materials to use at home) and is funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. For more information https://bounceforward.com/building-resilience
Armed Forces compensation Scheme (AFCS) - Published by the House of Commons Library there are two main schemes. The armed forces compensation scheme (from 6 April 2005) while The war pensions scheme applies to claims for injury or illness prior to this date. The AFCS scheme is due to be reviewed April 2022.
Reserves Day 2022 - 22nd June 2022 -Get Involved
Armed Forces Day 2022 - 25th June 2022 - Get Involved