Addressing or Understanding Need for Data and Evidence

To help provide an overview of issues relating to the Armed Forces Community for employees, increase internal awareness, ensure that recipients are easier able to identify members of the Armed Forces Community or are better able to ‘ask the question’, and ensure that staff know what to do if they do come into contact with a member of the Armed Forces Community.

The repository was designed so that future work on the Armed Forces Covenant would develop rather than duplicate anything that has been created previously. This section will therefore provide processes or methods that can be lifted and used in your local authority.

Needs assessment

Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council identified the requirement to undertake a Joint Armed Forces Needs Assessment (JAFNA) to fully understand the Armed Forces Community across the County of Shropshire.2020

North Yorkshire commissioned research into the needs of the Armed Forces Community in North Yorkshire (including the City of York) to establish the composition of the Armed Forces Community in the area and understand the needs of the community.

Research on the presence and needs of the Armed Forces Community in the South West of England

Survey and survey results

20 minute survey about the experiences of Veterans after leaving the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces Veterans’ Survey was commissioned to provide data to inform an Armed Forces Needs Assessment

Summary of the results of a Veterans experience’s survey.  Survey Questionnaire linked above.

Materials in this section will have information highly specific to the authority that produced it. Some work will be needed to adapt the material to tailor it to local need but much of the information may still be useful to all authorities.

Needs assessment

The Solent Armed Forces Covenant Partnership have worked together to understand the needs of this community. 2018.

This summary report has been compiled by Herefordshire’s Armed Forces Covenant Partnership to gain a deeper understanding of the Armed Forces Community in Herefordshire.

Survey and Survey Results

Online survey to gather information in order to deliver relevant and meaningful solutions to issues that are currently being faced by the Armed Forces Community in Dorset.

Survey to understand more about the Armed Forces Community and wider understanding in Hull.

Adapted from Herefordshire Armed Forces Veterans Survey

This section will focus on work that has been done that is judged to have been selected on clarity and accessibility  in this area of work. This will provide examples to inspire new ideas for local authorities as well as providing benchmark examples of specific practices.

Online survey to gather information in order to deliver relevant and meaningful solutions to issues that are currently being faced by the Armed Forces Community in Dorset.

Survey to understand more about the Armed Forces Community and wider understanding in Hull.

This repository has been designed to be a useful library of resources for any local area to be able to use. There is understanding that not all Local Authorities are as advanced in their armed forces work as many of the SDP grantees.

This section is dedicated to helping Local Authorities build the groundwork in understanding the local armed forces environment.

Online survey to gather information in order to deliver relevant and meaningful solutions to issues that are currently being faced by the Armed Forces Community in Dorset.

Survey to understand more about the Armed Forces Community and wider understanding in Hull.