Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Cumbria County Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2013, and has since re-signed this to reaffirm its commitment to the service, ex-service and reservist community within Cumbria. This is supported by an organisational commitment to meeting the aims of the covenant. This includes:
Cumbria County Council is the upper-tier local authority in Cumbria. The council is responsible for the more strategic local services within the county, including education, libraries, social services, highway maintenance, waste disposal, among other areas.
In addition to its covenant signatory status, the council is also a silver Employer Recognition Scheme holder. This is due to the organisation’s alignment with the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, and substantial support for defence people employees, including ex-service personnel, reservists, military spouses, and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.