Armed Forces Covenant
Carlisle City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. This is set out in the Cumbrian Armed Forces Community Covenant.
The covenant means that the Council, its partners and the wider community in Cumbria will offer recognition, consideration, help and support to the Armed Forces community, addressing issues such as housing, health care, welfare employment and help in the community. Councillor Elizabeth Mallinson is our Armed Forces Champion.
Carlisle City Council has achieved the Silver award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). This award recognises our commitment and support for defence personnel.
Carlisle and Eden Forces Link
The Carlisle and Eden Forces Link is a local project, which offers support for the ex-service community throughout Carlisle and Eden districts. It aims to improve links between local and national support organisations and those members of the local ex-service community who need that help. The Project Coordinator, Richie Hinson is an Army veteran who has a good understanding of the challenges and issues that some members of the ex-service community can face.
Carlisle and Eden Forces Link can provide further information on:
- Support available.
- Dates for lunch or breakfast clubs.
- Offering a service or opportunity.
Forces Link is initially a 12-month funded project supported by Cumbria CVS, The Armed Forces Covenant Small Grants Fund, Carlisle City Council, Eden District Council and Cumbria County Council’s Local Committees for Carlisle and Eden.
Forces Link contact details: