Suffolk Armed Forces Community Covenant

We have signed the Suffolk Armed Forces Community Covenant.

The aims of the covenant are:

  • to encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas
  • to improve public understanding about issues that affect the armed forces community
  • to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community
  • to encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces community into local life
  • to encourage the armed forces community to help and support their wider communities. This could be by taking part in events, projects, or other activities

The Suffolk Military Covenant brings together Local Government, statutory services (such as Health, police and the Job Centre), and charities with the shared aims of providing fair opportunity and support to Service People and their families. 

The covenant partners also work to bring together military and civilian communities.

Councillor James Patchett is the Armed Forces Champion for Mid Suffolk 

If you would like more information about the Covenant please contact the Communities Team

Finding support and information

Suffolk County Council

The Suffolk County Council website has a wealth of local information regarding

  • Employment support: support for Service Leavers finding employment, starting a business and managing additional needs.
  • Health and Mental wellbeing: information on Op Courage & Op Restore and charitable support.
  • Welfare support: public sector and charitable support services.
  • Community: groups and activities for Service People and their families.

Find out more here

Veterans Gateway

The national first point of contact for information and support for veterans and their families. The gateway provides 24/7 contact for help with housing, mental wellbeing, finances and more.

Get in touch by phone, chat, text and email.
•    0808 802 1212
•    Text 81212

Visit the veterans gateway here


Armed forces, reserve forces personnel and their bereaved spouses or civil partners are given additional preference if their circumstances mean they need social housing.  

If you are homeless or worried about becoming homeless, talk to our Housing Solutions team. or visit our housing webpages here.