Warwickshire County Council, on behalf of the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership is launching today an innovative e-learning resource for Armed Forces personnel and their families. This training programme has been designed to raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and highlight how it can support them in reducing disadvantages that can occur as a result of their Service. The launch includes a social media campaign targeted towards Armed Forces personnel and their families to encourage them to access the training. This work is part of the local partnerships contribution to supporting the Armed Forces and their families and delivering on the Covenant promise to reduce disadvantage for the Armed Forces community.
The purpose of the campaign is to raise the profile of the Armed Forces Covenant, show how it can do more than people realise and encourage people to use these specially designed resources to find out more. This work is majority funded by WCC with additional funds coming from the MOD Covenant Fund.
These modules were created by the Armed Forces Covenant Team within the Council, in collaboration with serving personnel, Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations and organisations within the local partnership.
Each Tweet in the social media campaign will direct people to either https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/support-and-advice/regulars (AF personnel) or https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/support-and-advice/families/ (AF families). From here individuals will be able to register and complete the module relevant to them.
Rear Admiral Simon Williams CB CVO, Naval Secretary / Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel) / Flag Officer Reserves said ‘“I am delighted to endorse the latest Armed Forces Covenant e-learning modules, which have been very well designed by the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Covenant Partnership. These modules set out what the Armed Forces Covenant can deliver and explain how our people can access the information and support they need. It is clear that much work is being done by local and central government, charities and businesses to remove many of the disadvantages that our serving community face, simply because they are part of the Armed Forces, and we need to make sure that our personnel and their families are made aware of this.”
Anna Wright, CEO of the Naval Families Federation said “The Naval Families Federation is delighted to be part of the work to develop this fantastic suite of e-learning modules. These modules are an excellent resource, which will help our serving personnel and their families gain a better understanding of the Covenant and what it can do to help remove disadvantage and make life just that bit easier”
Izzi Seccombe Leader of Warwickshire County Council said “We are always delighted to support our Armed Forces communities; we appreciate that the transition from serving in the Armed Forces to civilian life can be very challenging. We are very pleased to offer all the support and assistance we can to the serving members of the Armed Forces and their families.”