Manchester City Council

People & communities The Armed Forces Community Covenant

A message from Councillor Tommy Judge, Lead member for the Armed Forces

Manchester City Council is a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Community Covenant. We maintain a special place at the heart of our city to honour and remember the service and sacrifice of many thousands of Manchester citizens in conflicts across the world and we celebrate the continuing commitment of our armed services to maintaining our peace and safety at our annual Armed Forces Day.

However the covenant goes beyond remembrance, it commits us to working with the military to support their difficult and challenging duties, to promote understanding of their role, to support recruitment and in particular the valuable role played by the Manchester’s reserve battalions.

In our work as a council we are also required to make sure that our armed forces families and veterans receive the services and support to which they are rightly entitled and do not experience disadvantage as a consequence of their military service.

If you are in the armed forces or returning to civilian life, you and your family may need advice on things like housing, schools, training, health, education and jobs, and we are here to help.

When you use the services we provide please let us know if we are meeting the standards that the covenant sets, how we can improve and how you might contribute.

We want your help to make sure we provide the services you need. If you have any problems accessing services from us or the organisations we work with you can email us at

Download a copy of the covenant.

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