COMMUNITY COVENANTS

The Community Covenant initiative calls on local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their area and promote public understanding and awareness.

Community Covenants are making a real difference on the ground in all local communities – get in touch with your local representative and see how they are supporting the initiative.

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INSULT TO INJURY

Under government charging guidance, veterans injured during their Service can lose most of their compensation to cover the costs of their care.

Find out more about the Legion’s successful campaign to address this injustice in England, and our ongoing work to ensure that veterans elsewhere in the UK won’t get left behind.

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LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION IN THE ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY

The Legion’s 2014 Household Survey of the ex-Service community found that 370,000 older veterans reported being lonely. Furthermore, over twice that number reported experiencing some relationship or isolation difficulty – equivalent to around 770,000 people. Despite these findings, research on loneliness and social isolation across the UK Armed Forces community remains scant.

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The Thank You Campaign

To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, The Royal British Legion is leading a national movement to say ‘Thank You’ to the entire generation who lived through the war – “All who served, sacrificed and changed our world.”

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