This report details a piece of research that explores how to improve the delivery of organisational pledges made under the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Armed Forces covenant is a promise by the nation to ensure that people who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. It focuses on ensuring members of the Armed Forces community do not suffer disadvantage as a result of service in accessing government and commercial services and products, and that special consideration is appropriate for those who have given the most. the objectives of the covenant are delivered through organisations that have committed to making a difference by signing it. Shared Intelligence and the National Centre for Social Research (natcen) were commissioned by the Forces in Mind trust (FiMt) to carry out research on how to improve the delivery of organisational pledges made under the covenant. the scope of the research excluded local councils, which were the subject of an earlier study, but included the rest of the public sector (including health, the emergency services and higher and further education) and the full range of business and charitable organisations.the question at the heart of the brief was: How do we improve the delivery of organisational pledges made under the Armed Forces covenant? In order to answer that question and help focus our research we developed a more detailed set of key lines of enquiry. they are set out in the box below.
Shared Intelligence and National Centre for Social Research, 2019. Benefit not Burden. Final report. Forces in Mind Trust. Available at: <https://www.fim-trust.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/201901017-Final-digitial-report.pdf>.