Headline
New e-learning package to help staff support local Armed Forces community
Date
Mon, 04 Nov 2019
Description

A new e-learning package is now available which will help staff understand the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Covenant is a promise by the nation to ensure that people who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly and ensure that members do not suffer disadvantages in accessing government, commercial services and products.

The council signed the Covenant in 2012 and has since worked locally, with partner organisations and also as a member of a sub-regional partnership with four other neighbouring authorities to improve support for the Armed Forces community, with a particular focus on staff training.

The e-learning package provides a broad overview of the unique challenges of Service life and raises awareness of how staff can help support the local Armed Forces community (including veterans, service personnel, reservists and their families).

To access the e-learning, please log onto https://learner.eastriding.gov.uk and search under ‘All Courses/Governance and Financial Development’.

Work is also underway to develop a short training session for front line staff to support an increase in their knowledge of who are included in the Armed Forces community; an increased awareness of the key differences between military and civilian culture; and an overview of the potential issues/difficulties faced by those transitioning out of the Armed Forces.

For any queries relating to the e-learning package (or upcoming training), please email community.covenant@eastriding.gov.uk

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