We have been working for a number of months to gain a 'Veteran Aware Trust' accreditation. This means we are committed to expand our support for the Armed Forces community, whether that is within our workforce or the community we serve.
We have recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a pledge to treat people who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, with fairness and respect.
As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, and the legal requirement as part of the Armed Forces Bill 2021, we will ensure that:
- The Armed Forces' community enjoy the same standard of, and access to, healthcare as that received by any other UK citizen in the area they live.
- Family members retain their place on any NHS waiting list if moved around the UK due to the service person being posted.
- Veterans receive priority treatment for a condition which relates to their service, subject to clinical need.
- Those injured in service will be cared for in a way that reflects the nation's moral obligation to them, by healthcare professionals who have an understanding of the Armed Forces' culture.
By being Veteran Aware, we are committed to providing the best standard of care for the Armed Forces community. This includes anybody who has served, is currently serving, reservists, their partners and dependants.
If you are part of the Armed Forces community and need support, you may find the below links useful.
Rotherham Military Veterans Council
SSAFA - The Armed Forces charity
Royal British Legion
Drinks Ration App
NHS England healthcare
Help with energy bills