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Armed Forces Covenant

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

The Covenant outlines the moral obligations between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces at a local level.

Devon County Councils commitment as an Employer

The Council recognises the huge commitment and contribution that the Armed Forces community has made to Devon as well as the Council itself. Many veterans, reservist and family members of veterans and serving personnel work for the Council. We are keen to recognise this contribution, but also to understand the issues that veterans, reservist and family members face.

Devon Armed Forces Community Wellbeing Partnership

The vision of the Covenant in Devon is to Recognise the needs, strengths and role of veterans, serving personnel and their families as an integral part of the community of Devon. Using the Partnership to support the development of a whole systems approach to improve outcomes for individuals and families and to ensure that they are at no disadvantage due to service when accessing public services.

Please see below for a wide range of organisations that work in partnership to meet the aims of the Covenant:

  • Devon County Council
  • Teignbridge District Council
  • Mid Devon District Council
  • SSAFA (Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Airmen’s Families Association)
  • HMP Service
  • 6 Rifles Army Reserve
  • Naval Service Recovery Centre Hasler
  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  • Exeter City Council
  • Torridge District Council
  • Devon County Council
  • Veterans Change Partnership Support Hub
  • Babcock LDP, rep Education
  • RD&E NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West Veterans Mental Health Service
  • Wiltshire Council
  • Living Options
  • Armed Forces Network (DCC staff)
  • South West Veterans UK
  • Royal Marines Association
  • Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
  • Help 4 Heroes
  • Wessex Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association
  • Devon & Cornwall Police & Dorset Police
  • Regular Forces Employment Association
  • seAp Advocacy
  • HQSW Tidworth
  • Department for Work and Pensions, Jobcentre Plus
  • 6 Rifles Army Reserve
  • Royal Marines
  • Plymouth, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LDU Plymouth Team
  • Naval Families Federation
  • NHS England & NHS Devon
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Dorset, Devon & Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Police & Crime Commissioner’s Office
  • SW Defence Primary Healthcare
  • HMP Dartmoor
  • The Royal British Legion
  • Torbay Council
  • Devon CCG
  • RM Chivenor
  • Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Somerset County Council
  • Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS Cornwall
  • National Probation Service
  • 243 Wessex Field Hospital
  • Army Engagement Team

Armed Forces Covenant Trust funding programmes

For more information go to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website.

Contact us

If you have any queries about the Covenant or the Covenant Funding, you can contact the Armed Forces Covenant Lead Officer: Ali Boyd


Devon County Council Lead Member and Armed Forces champion is Councillor Roger Croad.

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