Find out about support available for you and your family if you have ever served in the armed forces.

Help with housing, employment, health and wellbeing are just some of the issues that organisations across Kirklees can help people with.

Armed forces personnel saluting. Photo: Sgt Andy Malthouse ABIPP/MOD

Types of support


Employment and skills support

Self employment

Forces charities

Support including housing, finances, benefit advice, healthcare and help to get back into work, for individuals and families who have been part of (or are still part of) the Armed Forces or Reservist Community:

Health services including dentists

Housing, homelessness

Support for reservists

Kirklees Council actively supports and encourages their employees to become a reservist.

Additional support

Mental health and wellbeing

Bereavement and suicide

Support for frontline workers

Life Force Kirklees

Guidance on working with armed forces veterans for community based support agencies including the voluntary sector, services provided by the NHS, local authorities, GPs and charities.

Kirklees Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community. This Covenant encompasses the moral obligation between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces, at the local level.

The Armed Forces Covenant is based upon two key principles:

  • The Armed Forces community should not face disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services
  • Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.

Kirklees Armed Forces Covenant

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