Helena backs our armed forces
Helena has teamed up with senior council and community figures to sign an Armed Forces Community Covenant.
A voluntary statement of mutual support between a community and its local armed forces, the covenant aims to boost support for members of the armed forces who work and live in St Helens, and also recognise the sacrifices they and their families make.
Helena recognise the difficulties faced by the armed forces when trying to access support with housing, education and social care. By signing the covenant, Helena and other partners will support the service by bringing knowledge, experience and expertise to provide the armed forces with the essential help and advice they need.
Caption: Signing up...Pictured at the covenant signing are (back row left to right): Dorothy Whitaker, Vice Chair, NHS Bridgewater Trust; Jim Wilson, Chair, NHS Halton and St.Helens; Rob Young, Chief Executive, Helena Partnerships; Revd. Bill Williams, Armed Forces Community Representative, SHINE; Colonel Martin Amlôt, Merseyside Chairman, SSAFA Forces Help; Jim Ryan, County Chairman, The Royal British Legion; Colonel Gerry Wells-Cole, Chief Executive, Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (NW); Councillor Joe Pearson, St.Helens Council's Armed Forces Community Champion and Sally Yeoman, Chief Executive, Halton and St.Helens Voluntary And Community Action.
29 June 2012
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