Shropdoc signs the Armed Forces Covenant
Shropdoc has signed the Armed Forces Covenant as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces community.
The signing of the covenant signals that we, as an organisation, commit to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces Community.
“We recognise the contribution that Service personnel, both regular and reserve, veterans and military families make to our organisation, our community and to the country.”
As part of this, we will endeavour to uphold the fundamental principles of the Armed Forces Covenant:
- Members of the Armed Forces community should not face disadvantages arising from their service in the provision of public and commercial services.
- In some circumstances, special provisions may be justified, especially for those who have given the most, such as the injured or bereaved.
Demonstrating our commitment
As part of our work towards supporting the Armed Forces community, we will be developing an online Directory of Support available locally to provide assistance to people from the Armed Forces Community to access the help and support they need. This directory can also be used by our staff as a signposting resource.
We will also be delivering awareness training for key frontline staff to promote the Armed Forces Covenant and promoting local Armed Forces activities to encourage community involvement in events that commemorate and recognise the contributions made.
Improving the information we hold about the needs of our Armed Forces community by recording the volume and type of requests for services that are made is another commitment that we are making, as well as identifying barriers faced by our Armed Forces community and exploring how they might be overcome.
Among the many things we will be working towards as part of our commitment, our support continues for our staff who are members of the Reserve Forces, supporting mobilisations and encouraging membership of the reserve forces as well as supporting those who are volunteer leaders for military cadet organisations.
And we pledge to support Armed Forces charities with fundraising and volunteers.
We welcome feedback from the Armed Forces community and our patients about how we are doing with our commitments to the Covenant, and any feedback can be emailed to [email protected]Back to all news