The Lancashire Armed Forces Covenant Hub

The Covenant Hub is based at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and was opened in July 2018 after Lancashire County Council secured a grant of £152k from the Armed Forces Covenant. It is a partnership between Lancashire County Council, Army Headquarters North West, the NHS and UCLan and for practical reasons it works alongside The College of Military Veterans and Emergency Services (CMVES), which is also based at the university.

The Hub aims to improve the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant by working with local authorities across Lancashire, ensuring the covenant is both understood and honoured. The Hub will take on a coordination role working closely with local authority armed forces champions and lead officers as well as key stakeholders from the public and charity sectors.

Outputs will be delivered across themes from education and employment to health, wellbeing and welfare support. As well as working to improve the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant across Lancashire by the local authorities, the Hub will also increase sustainability and governance structures embedding the Covenant into the routine delivery of services from public agencies, private businesses and charitable bodies.

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