A COUNCIL commitment to veterans ‘formalises’ support for the armed forces, it says.
Solihull Council’s ‘Armed Forces Covenant’ seeks to ensure veterans and their families are treated with fairness and respect in the borough.
Councillor Alison Rolf, Cabinet Member for Stronger and Safer Communities and Solihull Council’s Armed Forces Champion, signing the document, said: “This covenant is a clear example of our borough’s commitment to and respect for our armed forces.
“The covenant recognises the contribution that the Armed Forces Community makes to Solihull and empowers veterans, serving personnel and their families and for the wider community to demonstrate its support for them.
“I’m also delighted that we have been recognised for the Bronze Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Award in the past and we will be working towards the Silver ERS Award in the future to recognise all our veterans and armed forces members do for us”.
The council added the covenant does not replace current work by public service providers, charities and individuals, but builds on existing sources of support.