Our partners

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We work with lots of organisations to help families who are or have been involved with the armed forces. 

Our partners include:

  • Army Welfare Service - Donnington
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HIVE - Forces Information Centre
  • HQ 11th Signal & West Midlands Brigade
  • RAF Cosford
  • Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Shropshire Royal Marines Association
  • Shropshire Royal Navy Association
  • Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Families Association (SSAFA)
  • Telford & Wrekin Council
  • Telford and Wrekin Council for the Voluntary Sector
  • The Royal British Legion
  • West Mercia Police and
  • Wrekin Housing Trust.

Councillor Chris Turley is the Armed Forces Covenant Champion, and assumed the position of Chair in 2018.

If you have any questions or would like to become part of the partnership, and assist in achieving its aims and objectives, please contact the Partnership Team on 01952 382186 or email communitycovenant@telford.gov.uk.

Joint Armed Forces Needs Assessment Task and Finish Group - Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and their families will not be disadvantaged by their service and that they will be treated fairly. Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council are signatories to the Covenant and both Local Authorities (LA’s) have established Strategic AFC Partnership Boards (SAFCPBs). These Boards provide strategic governance for local delivery of the Covenant within the respective areas.

The SAFCPBs have identified the requirement to undertake a Joint Armed Forces Needs Assessment (JAFNA), within their Action Plans, to fully understand the Armed Forces community across the Shropshire/Telford and Wrekin area. This Task and Finish Group has been established to undertake the JAFNA which will be the first such assessment within the County. In doing so, the JAFNA will define a new baseline of County wide understanding, establish the value of further thematic reviews and identify how ongoing assessment of the Armed Forces community can be sustainably incorporated into business as usual across the two Local Authorities.

The scope of the JAFNA will cover the Armed Forces community across Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. The Assessment will consider local implications of national research and evidence in relation to key Covenant commitments and areas of need identified. The experience of the Armed Forces community will be considered in relation:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Education and Children’s care
  • Housing; Employment and Training
  • Community
  • The Criminal Justice System and
  • Transition and Specialist Support.

These are areas prioritised within the UK Armed Forces Families Strategy 2016 - 2020 as necessary for ensuring the Armed Forces Community have everything they need to thrive within society. For further information please see the Terms of Reference or email communitycovenant@telford.gov.uk.

Last updated: 15/03/2021 13:48