Veterans & Armed Forces Toolkit

Manchester City Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2013, to both support the Armed Forces Community within the City and align Council values with those of the Covenant. The Covenant is a pledge that we, as a nation, recognise and understand that those who have served in Her Majesties Armed Forces, and their families, must be treated with fairness within the communities they live, the economy, and our society.

The Covenant aims to ensure members of the Armed Forces Community receive the same access to both government and commercial services and products as their civilian peers. Work is taking place across the nation to make certain Covenant obligations are fulfilled and disadvantage remedied.

This support is provided in a number of areas including:

  • education and family well-being
  • access to housing
  • employment support
  • access to healthcare
  • financial assistance
  • discounted services


Armed Forces Champion

“The purpose of the Covenant is to encourage support for the Armed Forces community working and residing in Manchester and to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces community, particularly those who have given the most.

It seeks to ensure that they are treated fairly when accessing public services, that their skills are recognised on return to civilian life or as serving reservists and captured within the growth and success of our City.” Councillor Tommy Judge - Manchester City Council, Armed Forces Champion


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