South Tyneside Council has signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant, showing its active support for serving personnel, veterans and their families.
The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local armed forces community. It commits the borough to key principles, which are that service personnel, veterans and their families should:
not be at a disadvantage when they try to access public services such as education, employment, housing, or health care
be given special consideration where appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most, such as the injured and the bereaved
The South Tyneside Armed Forces Community Covenant was signed on 1 December 2011, and the Council has remained committed to the principles. Councillor Ed Malcolm is our Armed forces champion (Tel: 0191 456 2019). South Tyneside Armed Forces Community Covenant97.36KB