The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve.
It says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.
This includes offering injured servicemen and women and bereaved families extra support where appropriate.
Community covenants complement, at a local level, the armed forces covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces.
It encourages local communities to support the armed forces community in their area and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.
The aims of the AFCC are to:
- encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas and to nurture public understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community;
- recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the armed forces community;
- encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces community into local life; and
- encourage the armed forces community to help and support the wider community, whether through participation in events and joint projects, or other forms of engagement
The AFCC for Central Bedfordshire was signed in December 2011: download Armed Forces Community Covenant (PDF 740.8KB) .
For more about the Armed Forces Covenant and what it means for you, visit the GOV.UK website (link opens in new window).