The VCN has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. It is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives. Organisations, business’s and charities of all sizes can sign the covenant.
Milton Keynes Council signed the covenant in 2011 and are Gold award holders in the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme. This pledge of support includes guaranteed interviews for service personnel who are in the process of leaving or are less than 5 years out of service (where essential criteria are met).
Heavy Metal Warriors is a veteran meeting based around blacksmithing. They offer taster sessions of blacksmithing to UK Armed Forces veterans in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.