The City of Wolverhampton Council will be re-affirming its commitment to the city’s armed forces community at a special Armed Forces Covenant signing ceremony at the Civic Centre this week.

The Armed Forces Covenant will be re-signed by the Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE on behalf of the council and by Major Maxwell Soames on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

The council’s Deputy Leader Councillor Stephen Simkins, who chairs the Wolverhampton Armed Forces Covenant Board, said: “We are very proud that we will be showing our continued commitment to the local armed forces community by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant. 

“As a council, we have already been awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award, which recognises our work in this area, and we are constantly developing our approach.

“The covenant is all about addressing the disadvantages that members of the armed forces community face and we are working closely with our partners to develop programmes of work around housing, employment and health.

“One area that we have focused on is supporting other organisations to sign a covenant of their own and we will be joined by a number of local organisations at this  week’s ceremony, all of which have made pledges which will make a real difference to the lives of the armed forces community in the city.

“We very much look forward to working with all of these organisations moving forward.”

For more information about the Armed Forces Covenant, and the help and support that is available to members of the armed forces community in Wolverhampton, please visit Armed Forces Wolves.