Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Swindon Carers Centre recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military
families bring to our community. We will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant,
1: Striving to support the employment of veterans and Service spouses and partners;
2: Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and
partners before, during and after a partner's deployment.
3: Seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces,
including accommodating their training and deployment where possible;
4: We will always consider offering an interview to spouses/partners if they meet the selection criteria laid out in a
5: We will grant special paid leave for employees who are bereaved or whose loved ones are injured.
6: Offering Carer awareness and support to our local cadet units, either in our local community
or in local schools, where possible;
7: Improving the identification, assessment and support for Carers (including Young Carers,
Young Adult Carers, Adult Carers, Parent Carers and Older Carers) from military families;
Who are we: Swindon Carers Centre is a charitable organisation, which is part of the Carers Trust Network, and we were established to provide help and support to the 21,000 carers in Swindon.
The main benefit which the organisation delivers is support to unpaid carers carrying out a caring role for persons with a physical or mental health condition, a learning disability or a drug or alcohol dependency and to promote the development of self-help.
This will enable carers to have a quality of life alongside their caring role.
The main beneficiaries are carers themselves.