TAMESIDE Council has published a guide to help serving personnel who are making the transition back to civilian life.
The brochure, which will be distributed by Ministry of Defence transition teams, provides a snapshot of life in Tameside and shows leavers how to get support from the armed forces covenant team and the Tameside Armed Services Community. It covers everything from welfare support to recreational activities and employment opportunities.
Returning to Civvy Street can be a challenging journey as people used to an organised existence in the forces have to adjust to a life where items such as meals and accommodation are not automatically provided.
Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council’s armed forces champion, said: “Developing this publication in collaboration with Tameside Armed Services Community and the Ministry of Defence means we have made sure we are providing exactly what the armed forces community want from us.
“The guide is an interesting read and provides a great introduction to the many benefits of resettlement in Tameside.”
Annually, Tameside welcomes an average of 165 serving military back to the borough post-service. At any one time the borough’s population includes around 7,500 ex-forces personnel, including the families of regulars and reservists.
For a copy of the guide – available electronically or on paper – email firstname.lastname@example.org
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