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Support for armed forces families

Support for armed forces families

The Wokingham Community Covenant

The aim of our covenant is to support the service community living in the borough whilst remembering and recognising the sacrifices they have made. This includes supporting in-service and ex-service personnel and their families. It also aims to raise  public awareness and understanding of issues affecting the armed forces community.

We signed the covenant in 2013.

Armed forces support

If you live in Wokingham Borough and are an armed forces veteran or serving personnel, you may find the resources below helpful.

Armed services personnel covers:

  • Members of the armed forces and former service personnel
  • Bereaved spouses and civil partners of members of the armed forces
  • Serving or former members of the reserve forces
            

Housing

If you want to buy a home, there is a government-backed help to buy scheme. Read the Forces Help to Buy page on the Gov.uk website for more details.

If you wish to apply for council housing read our register for council housing page.

If you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, contact us as soon as possible by:

Further information is available on our homelessness page.

Jobs

If you are leaving the armed services, you can find help and advice on the Careers Transition Partnership website

Education

If you are a service family moving into the area and need help to find a school place for your child, read our school admissions pages or email: schooladmissions@wokingham.gov.uk.

Health and wellbeing 

The following organisations offer health and wellbeing support:

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