Yes. Because it has been recognised that The Armed Forces Community have identified a number of key factors when going through the transition to period Civvy Street:
- Veterans and their families miss the comradeship they once had during their military service and just sharing experiences with like-minded people.
- The Armed Force Community can feel isolated in their communities.
- The services that Veterans and their families have accessed, do not always recognise the needs of the Armed Forces Community.
- A great many Veterans and families do not know how to access local services.
- The Veterans and their families are unsure of what benefits and services they are entitled to.
- The training they received during their military career isn’t recognised once they have left the Armed Forces.
- That according to recent MOD-UK figures, there are over 4,700 HM Veterans in Surrey, and over 900 HM Veterans are situated within the Surrey Heath area.
Community covenants complement, at a local level, the armed forces covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces. The aim of the community covenant is to encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their area and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.