Oxleas signs up to working together to improve veteran healthcare

Armed Forces Covenant team

Our commitment at Oxleas to provide timely access to healthcare for ex-service personnel and their families has been sealed with the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant.

The covenant was signed by Oxleas and representatives of the Armed Forces at our Recognition Awards event on 14 March.

Gerry Armstrong from SSAFA - the armed forces charity, and Carl Knopp, Lorraine Jones and Ian Bryant from the Oxleas Veterans workstream, have been working together over the past year with our non-executive director, Steve Dilworth, to develop ways for us to support veterans more as they re-settle into our communities.

Andy Trotter, Chair of Oxleas, said: “The signing of this covenant today provides us with an opportunity to reach out and ask the right questions when clients access our services. We are delighted to be able to show our ongoing commitment to veterans, reservists and their families to help them access the health support they need in the community where they live."

The signing of the covenant was welcomed by Gerry Armstrong from SSAFA who thanked Oxleas staff for the support they already give to veterans and armed forces families. "This is a huge step forward," he said. "Veterans may not only be physically damaged but mentally too. Together, we are aiming to increase and improve the health of veterans."

Published on 16th March 2018