Newcastle Armed Forces Community Covenant

The Armed Forces Community refers to any serving, or former member (often referred to as a veteran) of the Army, Navy, Royal Mariners or Royal Air Force, including families, dependents, reservists or veterans.  Newcastle City Council recognises the sacrifices that members of the Armed Forces have made during their time in service and are committed to supporting the Armed Forces community in Newcastle.  The commitment was cemented through the signing of the Newcastle Armed Forces Community Covenant on the 1 February 2012.  


Local Support

Newcastle City Council works in partnership with Durham County Council and Gateshead Borough Council to provide the Armed Forces Outreach Service. The Armed Forces Outreach service helps veterans make the transition from military life back into civilian life and also supports serving members of the Armed Forces and their families.  The service is available Monday to Friday, offering help with benefits, employment and housing. 

To find out more and to speak to an Armed Forces Community Outreach Worker please visit the Armed Forces Outreach Service website. 


National Support

Veterans' Gateway is for any ex-service personnel and their families looking for advice or support - whatever they're dealing with. They cover seven key areas:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Finances
  • Living independently
  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Physical Health
  • Family and communities

To find out more information about Veteran's Gateway please visit their website by clicking here.