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The armed forces and veterans

The Community Covenant

The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between the civilian community and its local armed forces community. It's intended to compliment the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces, at the local level.

The purpose of the Community Covenant is to

  • encourage support for the armed forces community working and residing in North Tyneside
  • recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of this Armed Forces Community - particularly those who have given the most - including in-service and ex-service personnel their families and widow(er)s

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Life Force North East

Life Force North East is a practical guide for working with military veterans.

It's been written for community based support agencies including:

  • the voluntary sector
  • services provided by the NHS
  • local authorities
  • GPs and charities - who will often work with armed forces veterans

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The Veterans Wellbeing Assessment and Liaison Service

The Veterans Wellbeing Assessment and Liaison Service:

  • provides outreach and assessment workers
  • uses existing community, primary and secondary care mental health services across the North East

 We aim to provide a prompt, effective assessment, liaison and signposting service for military veterans and their families across the region. We work in partnership with Combat Stress and the Royal British Legion.

Contact:

Telephone: (0191) 441 5974
Email: vwals@nhs.net

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