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The sensemaking workshop on Tuesday 17 July to identify ways of improving the delivery of organisational pledges made under the Armed Forces Covenant in regards to employment. The Covenant is intended to ensure that members of the Armed Forces Community (AFC) do not suffer disadvantage as a result of their service and that where appropriate they are recognised for their service.

The event forms part of the final phase of the research into the delivery of the Covenant that the Forces in Mind Trust Commissioned from Shared Intelligence and the National Centre for Social Research. It is an important opportunity to influence thinking on the steps needed to ensure that the Covenant meets the needs of the AFC.

At the event we will present the results of our quantitative and qualitative research to date including surveys, interviews and focus groups which took places with businesses across all sectors and service providers in health, housing, education, the emergency services and financial services. We will then facilitate a number of discussions with participants to test the findings, help us make sense of them and test our emerging conclusions. We are confident that this will be an interesting session and an opportunity to inform our recommendations. We adopted a similar approach in our previous research which resulted in the report Our Community, Our Covenant.

The event will take place at:

Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre between 10am and 12pm with a free lunch provided afterwards.

It would be wonderful if you could attend, to register a place please book via link below or contact me directly at sarahwalker@blackcountrychamber.co.uk by the 29th June.

If you are not able to attend in person, please pass the invitation on to an appropriate colleague. For further information about the research please visit Shared Intelligence site: https://sharedintelligence.net/our-work/access-to-local-services-by-armed-forces-personnel-and-their-families/


Sarah Walker, Armed Forces Champion
Black Country Chamber and Business Solutions