Our pledges to support the Armed Forces community

02 May 2018

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community in Oldham and we have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Below is an extract from the Oldham Chronicle and it includes a link to a video about why we agreed to sign the covenant.

First Choice Homes in Oldham pledges support to the Armed Forces community

First Choice Homes, a leading housing provider with headquarters in Oldham, has pledged its support to the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge that together everyone acknowledges and understands that those who serve, or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy, and the society they serve.

The Covenant was signed on behalf of First Choice Homes by Chief Executive Vinny Roche and Board Chair Ged Lucas, with Colonel Dr P A Irvine PHD, Commander J Evans RN MBE DL and Wing Commander D Archibald RAFAC on behalf of Defence.

First Choice Homes has developed a series of pledges which include supporting the employment of veterans, supporting employees who have a serving person in the family or are themselves reservists, offering support to veterans when setting up their home, supporting their customers to engage with their local cadet unit and offering their facilities to organisations offering support to Veterans.

First Choice Homes will be outlining their pledges in more detail on their website in the coming weeks.

Mr Roche said: “We’ve signed the Covenant because we feel it’s right and proper to support those who have served in the Armed Forces.

"It’s about the wider community for us too, as we see the Covenant as part of our work to improve lives in Oldham."

To read the full article, visit the Chronicle website

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