Published 11th July 2012
A new pledge to support members of the Armed Forces and their families has been signed by representatives of the Armed Forces, and organisations representing public, voluntary and business sectors in Wirral, including Wirral Methodist Housing Association.
The signing of the Armed Forces Community Covenant affirms the commitment by public and voluntary services in Wirral to supporting service personnel and their families, and ex-members of the Forces. This includes providing help with education, housing and health.
Official guests at the signing ceremony included Lt Col W R Busby, the Commander of Merseyside Garrison and Commander P.J. Russ RNR. Also attending were representatives from the various local housing associations, NHS Wirral, and from service-related charities – Combat Stress, the Royal British Legion and the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)
They were joined by the Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Gerry Ellis, and the Leader of Wirral Council, Cllr Phil Davies.
Wirral Methodist Chief Executive, Alun Hughes said, “In addition to the sterling work carried out in the field by our brave armed forces we recognise the difficulties faced by those returning to civilian life and their families, in particular those who are left physically or mentally injured. The Association is more than ready to play its part in addressing these issues through its housing provision and concern for individuals.”