St Leger Homes are proud to announce that they have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. This commitment will see the local housing provider continue to give ongoing support to those who have sacrificed so much to defend and protect our nation.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge to show respect and support to serving and former members of the armed forces and their families. Those leaving the armed forces often find that there are many barriers in their way when it comes to finding work, education and housing in the civilian world.
As part of the covenant, St Leger Homes have committed to helping people overcome this by providing additional support to those employees and potential employees who have served their country so selflessly.
St Leger Homes already offers current and former members of the Armed Forces a guaranteed job interview if they meet all of the essential criteria required for a role - this is similar to the provision that they give to people with a disability as part of being a Disability Confident employer. The Armed Forces Covenant takes this support even further by also granting leave to spouses and partners of those employees who are going on deployment.
Dave Richmond, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, said:
“St Leger Homes have always been proud to welcome a wide and diverse range of people into our organisation. I am delighted to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and show our commitment to supporting those who serve our country. The pledges that we are making as part of the covenant stand alongside the work we have done in recent years to provide accommodation for homeless veterans.”
You can read more about the Armed Forces Covenant and the assistance that it offers at www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/