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Monday, 15 July 2019

E-resource: Adjusting to life outside the Armed Forces

 Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership launches innovative e-learning programme aimed at those leaving or who have left the Armed Forces (Service Leavers and Veterans)
Warwickshire County Council, on behalf of the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership has launched an innovative e-learning resource for those who are leaving or have recently left the Armed Forces and their families.
This training programme has been designed to support those leaving or who have left the Armed Forces and helps in the process of adjusting to life outside of the Armed Forces. It addresses issues that are commonly experienced within the transition and adjustment process such as acquiring accommodation, employment, health as well as personal and family adjustment. It also raises awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and the support that exists for veterans and their families.
These free and specially designed modules were created by the Armed Forces Covenant Team within the Warwickshire County Council, in collaboration with ex-serving personnel, Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations and organisations within the local partnership. The work was majority funded by WCC with additional funds coming from the MOD Covenant Fund.

The e-learning is available at https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/learning/adjusting-to-life-outside-the-armed-forces/#/ From here individuals will be able to work through different aspects of the module such as Housing, Employment, Adjusting etc .
Background: The Covenant Fund was launched in 2015 and is an annual £10 million fund from the MOD to support the Armed Forces community. On 1 Apr 18 this moved to be an independent trust; the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund. The Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund has 4 broad funding themes, which are:
* removing barriers to family life;
* extra support after service for those that need help;
* measures to integrate military and civilian communities and allow the Armed Forces community to participate as citizens;
* and non-core healthcare services for veterans.