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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-23-06

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CWP Signs Armed Forces Covenant

LOCAL NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) is marking Armed Forces Day by pledging its support to the people who are serving in or have served in, the armed forces.

CWP has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant which demonstrates its commitment. To mark the occasion, the covenant was presented to, and signed by, CWP director of nursing, therapies and patient partnerships, Avril Devaney MBE.

Signing up to the covenant involves making a number of commitments including ensuring that no member of the Armed Forces community should face a disadvantage in the provision of public services.

The covenant also sets out how the Trust will demonstrate its commitment including promoting its armed forces friendly organization status and seeking to support the employment of veterans, young and old and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers.

Avril Devaney was delighted that CWP have committed to the Covenant. She said:- "I am tremendously proud to sign this covenant on Behalth of CWP. Our armed forces personnel contribute enormously to our society and it is only right that we should support them in this way. We hope that by being clear about our commitments to the covenant, we can help to make our region more responsive to the needs of our veterans."

CWP also commits to supporting Armed Forces Day, which will this year take place on Saturday 24 June 2017, with a national Armed Forces Day celebration taking place in Liverpool, on Saturday, 24 July to Sunday, 25 July 2017.

Captain James Sutch, representing the Armed Forces said:- "I am very pleased that CWP have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. We believe passionately that those who have served in the name of this country should be treated fairly and supported upon their return from active service. This is especially true of those who have been seriously injured, or families who have been bereaved. Upholding the covenant demonstrates recognition of the contribution made by our Armed Forces."


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