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Enfield Armed Forces Covenant

A community covenant is a statement of mutual support between civilians and their local armed forces community. It exists alongside the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines a moral agreement between the nation, government and the armed forces.

The covenant encourages local government and the armed forces community to work together to:

  • encourage local communities to support the armed forces community and nurture understanding and awareness of issues affecting them
  • support activities to integrate the armed forces community into local life
  • inspire the armed forces community to help and support the wider community, through events, projects and other engagement
  • recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces

Enfield signed the Community Covenant on 26 June 2013 to renew its commitment to servicemen and women. We have supported the armed forces through the Armed Forces Day parade, Remembrance Day events, and working with local Royal British Legions and other charities.

View the Community Covenant (PDF).

Enfield Armed Forces Covenant Forum

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We established an Enfield Armed Forces Covenant Forum in April 2017. This brings together relevant partners and stakeholders who meet bi-annually to improve our understanding of the issues facing the armed forces community and their families. We want Enfield to be much better placed to deliver fair access to joined up services.

Our lead officer who acts as the main point of contact for the armed forces is Ilhan Basharan and we also have a Cabinet Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Nneka Keazor, who also chairs our Armed Forces Covenant Forum.

If you require help from Enfield Council, you should always be asked if you or a close member of your family have ever been in the armed forces. This is to help us deliver a better service to our veterans.

If this statement relates to you, but you have not been asked this question, or if you encounter any difficulties, email communities@enfield.gov.uk.

Veterans Gateway

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This is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support. 

The Veterans Gateway put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need. This includes healthcare, housing, employment, finances and personal relationships.

Veterans UK

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There is a lifetime of support for ex-armed forces personnel and their dependants. Veterans UK is a Ministry of Defence funded organisation which can link in with the major service charities. They offer assistance, including job finding for life and advice on careers, housing, pension and welfare. For more information, visit Veterans UK or email veterans-uk@mod.uk.

Royal British Legion

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The transition to civilian life is not always easy. Most of those leaving the armed forces make the move smoothly, but for those who struggle, the Royal British Legion is there to offer support.

For more information visit the Royal British Legion or call 0808 802 8080.

More help and information

Members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families can get help and advice on life in Enfield via services and information on our website. Further information is also available at: