Armed Forces Community Covenant
On Friday 29 June 2012 the Armed Forces Community Covenant for Worcestershire was formally signed by the Worcestershire Partnership which includes Wyre Forest District Council.
The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community. It encourages support for the Armed Forces Community working and residing in Worcestershire and recognises and remembers the sacrifices made by members of this community, particularly those who have given the most.
The Ministry of Defence have set up the Covenant Grant Scheme to fund local projects which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live.
Armed Forces Champions
We are part of the Home Choice Partnership and we share an allocations policy with the other Councils in this partnership (Bromsgrove, Malvern, Stratford, Worcester and Wychavon). Through our allocations policy we recognise the difficulties that armed forces personnel have satisfying local connection criteria and our housing register is therefore open to all. The priority that households are awarded on the list depends on their housing need but if you believe that you may become homeless (or have been served with a cessation of occupation) then please contact 0800 169 5454 to make an appointment to see a Housing Officer or visit The Hub in Kidderminster Town Hall.
The demand for social housing within the Wyre Forest is very high and we are only able to assist those with urgent housing needs but we can assist households with other housing options including advising about low cost home ownership and the private rented sector. Please see the housing pages of our website for more information. Ex service personnel may find the document A Guide to Housing Issues for Ex Service Personnel useful.
Benefits and Council Tax
Other financial help and advice can be found by contacting Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau.
Jobcentre plus can help with making a claim for benefits and looking for a job.
If you are thinking about setting up a new business visit our business information pages for information about grants, business rates and more.