On 18 May 2012, Sefton Council signed an Armed Forces Community Covenant, represented by Councillor Bobby Brennan who is the Council’s Armed Forces Champion.
In addition, the Covenant was also signed by representatives of all the Armed Forces, the National Health Service, Merseyside Police, Royal British Legion, Sefton CVS, SSAFA Forces Help, One Vision Housing, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and HMP Liverpool.
What is it?
The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community.
It is intended to complement the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces, at the local level.
What are the aims?
to encourage all parties within a community to offer support to the local Armed Forces community
make it easier for Service personnel, families and veterans to access the help from the MOD and others
to recognise the status of serving soldiers and veterans through public events and other public support.
Sefton Veterans Project
Veterans in Sefton provides a comprehensive information, advice and guidance service for all members of the Sefton Armed Forces Community, (veterans, serving personnel and their families). Members of the Sefton Armed Forces Community can receive advice on a range of issues, including support accessing housing advice, employment advice, advice on health related issues, family support, and general welfare advice. They can also attend an informal weekly drop in session, every Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm, at The Brunswick Youth & Community Centre, in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere.
Veterans in Sefton is supported by a wide variety of local organisations including Sefton Council, Sefton CVS, Sefton Clinical Commissioning Groups (Health), Royal British Legion, Veterans in Mind, Veterans UK and The Sovini Group.
Veterans in Sefton is based at:
The Brunswick Youth & Community Centre
104 Marsh Lane Bootle
The Project Manager is Dave Smith (ex Army). All of the Staff and volunteers are from a military background and have a full understanding of armed forces culture.
For any further information please call
0151 922 3552 Mob 07562 638 610
0151 920 0726 ext. 230 Thursdays only
Chairity Registration number 1168128
College of Military Veterans and Emergency Services
The scheme aims to help Veterans and ex-Forces who may wish to get back into education for any number of reasons. Visit the College of Military Veterans and Emergency Services website for further details.