Armed Forces Community

Breckland Council fully upholds and supports the Armed Forces Covenant and is proud to have signed the  Covenant Pledge (PDF) [173KB] (opens new window) . This Pledge emphasises our commitment to the Armed Forces Community and sets out how we will continue our support.

If you are a member of the Armed Forces Community, then these links may be helpful.

The first point of contact for veterans seeking support. Veterans' Gateway put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need - from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.


The British Legion is here to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families.

Our support starts after seven days of service and continues through life, long after service is over. We're dedicated to supporting not only serving and ex-serving personnel but the whole of the Armed Forces community, including dependants and carers. We can also provide support for service veterans from the Commonwealth who are residents in the UK, as well as past and present members of the Brigade of Gurkhas and their families.


SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person - any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.


Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing to vulnerable Veterans. We provide affordable, high-quality housing and support services to enable vulnerable and disabled Veterans to lead fulfilling, independent lives.


Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services (SPACES) is a housing advice and placement service for veterans.


Haig Housing provides housing assistance to ex-Service people and/or their dependants. Currently this object is achieved by letting general needs homes at affordable rents to the ex-Service community, and providing tailored housing solutions to suit the individual needs of severely wounded and disabled Veterans. Haig Housing also offers a wide range of housing advice to the Service community and is the Strategic Housing Partner of Help for Heroes.


Breckland District is a local government district in Norfolk, England. Its head office is located at Elizabeth House in Dereham. It is a second tier local government authority that sits below Norfolk County Council. The Council fully supports and upholds the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting serving and ex-servicemen and their families living within our district.

Carers Matter Norfolk

Carers Matter Norfolk (opens new window) offers information and advice, carer breaks, signpost to services, and support for carers of all ages who are part of the armed forces community. It is here for you, whether you are a family member, still serving, a service leaver, a young carer, veteran, or a reservist.


Armed Forces Covenant - Proudly Supporting those who serve

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

Last updated: 26/01/2022 09:14:42