Dedicated Armed Forces Officer
Our armed forces officer is there to strengthen delivery of the armed forces covenant across North Tyneside supporting for the armed forces community under a government commitment to support services personnel - to ensure that those who currently serve or have served in the armed forces and their families, are treated fairly.
The armed forces officer is a single point of contact for all armed forces related enquiries in to the local authority and co-ordinates services in accordance with the armed forces covenant and commitment to support.
Tel: 0191 643 7732
The Community Covenant
The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between the civilian community and its local armed forces community. It's intended to compliment the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces, at the local level.
The purpose of the Community Covenant is to
- encourage support for the armed forces community working and residing in North Tyneside
- recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of this Armed Forces Community - particularly those who have given the most - including in-service and ex-service personnel their families and widow(er)s
Members of the armed forces, veterans and reservists living in North Tyneside can apply for priority easecard which gives the card holder the biggest discounts available on all activities in our indoor sports facilities.
Below is an example of the discount available with an priority easecard:
*Please note swimming prices can vary from leisure centre to leisure centre.
To apply for a priority easecard you will need to visit one of our indoor leisure facilities with proof of address and your Armed Forces/reservists ID card or veterans badge.
This card gives you:
- membership of North Tyneside Council’s leisure centres and libraries – simply activate it at one leisure centre and one library to get access to them all
- special discounted rates at our leisure centres – for classes, swimming, gym visits and Contours memberships
We charge a small annual fee for easecards for use at our leisure centres. Replacement cards are £2.10
Find out more about easecards here.
Housing Priority Banding
Priority housing banding can be given if; the applicant was / is a member of the Armed Forces or former Service Personnel and the application is made within five years of discharge or where a bereaved spouse or civil partner of members of the Armed Forces is leaving Service Family Accommodation, following the death of their spouse or partner or where a serving member or former member of the Reserve Forces who needs to move because of a serious injury, medical condition or disability sustained as a result of being in the forces
More Support Services
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