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Lancaster City Council achieves top Ministry of Defence recognition award

Lancaster City Council has been awarded the Ministry of Defence Gold Employer Recognition Award for its commitment to the employment of the Armed Forces Community.

Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award

Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award

The council, already an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation and Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Award holder, has continued to work to improve access to employment and services for the Armed Forces Community both internally and within the wider district.

In the past 12 months the city council has led a wider district Armed Forces Covenant Partnership Group with key stakeholders from the Armed Forces Community to improve access to services, remove barriers to inclusion and promote the Covenant.

Mark Davies, the council’s chief executive, said: “We are honoured to have recognised by the MOD for our commitment to upholding the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant and advocating these within our district.”

Councillor Roger Dennison, added: “I have been honoured to serve as Veterans’ Champion since June 2019. During this time, and despite Covid, the council has obtained bronze, silver, and finally gold, the highest award for an employer.

“It supports those who serve and protect our country, be they regular forces, reservists, veterans, or cadets, together with their families. I am proud of this excellent result, which was a joint effort by all those involved.”

A dedicated website supports the Employer Recognition Scheme allowing organisations to declare their support at bronze level and for nominations to be made for both gold and silver awards.

Last updated: 12 July 2022

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