Regional Working and Funded Projects

Regional Working

The Council continues to collectively address priority issues identified across South Yorkshire through working jointly with our neighbouring Councils (Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley) through the South Yorkshire Armed Forces Covenant Group. All Armed Forces Champions and their lead officers are members of this group which meets quarterly and is chaired on a rotating basis.

Funded Projects

South Yorkshire Armed Forces Covenant Projects

In 2017 Rotherham Council, together with the other South Yorkshire local authorities (Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley) were successful in a bid to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund trust to strengthen the delivery of the Covenant across South Yorkshire. This project included three pieces of work as follows:

Sheffield Hallam University Research

Working with Sheffield Hallam University to better understand the size, characteristics and standards of living of the Armed Forces Community in South Yorkshire through a survey looking at all aspects of a veteran’s life, how they are perceived in society and what challenges they faced re-joining their communities. The report ‘South Yorkshire Armed Forces Covenant Project: Mapping the Armed Forces Community’ can be found here http://shura.shu.ac.uk/23671/

York St John University

Working with York St John University to deliver improvements in the understanding of military culture through the delivery of Military Human training for frontline support staff with almost 1000 staff trained to date. https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/courses/professional-and-short-courses/military-human/military-human-impact-report/

Outreach Provision (via the Rotherham Military Community Veterans Centre)

Providing a strengthened voice for veterans and their families through the South Yorkshire Outreach vehicle and trailer. This has enabled the funding of a new vehicle to tow the trailer and a Project Manager who has been working closely with the other Councils in South Yorkshire through the Rotherham Military Community Veterans Centre. www.rotherhammcvc.org.uk/projects/veterans-outreach-connection/