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JUNE 23RD 2017

Leicestershire Trust sign Armed Forces Covenant

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker MBE and Dr Peter Miller signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker MBE and Dr Peter Miller signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) pledged its support to military personnel past and present today (23 June) by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

An event took place at the Trust’s Glenfield Hospital to mark the organisation declaring its support for the Armed Forces community.

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker MBE and Dr Peter Miller with the Armed Forces Covenant

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker MBE and Dr Peter Miller with the Armed Forces Covenant

The Trust currently employs three reservists as well as a number of military service leavers and hold a Bronze Award in the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Dr Peter Miller, Chief Executive, from LPT was joined by Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker MBE, the Commanding Officer of 158 Regiment to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

Dr Peter Miller explained: “We are pleased to be supporting the Armed Forces Covenant and creating a partnership with the Ministry of Defence. We would like to thank the individuals and local organisations who took part and attended the signing event and we look forward to continuing to work with them to support local people in the future.

“We know that people’s military experiences can often lead to challenges when returning to civilian life and we are committed to ensuring local veterans, reservists and military families living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are able to access support when they need it.

“We welcome employees with military backgrounds and the many transferable skills they bring to our Trust.”

As well as signing the Covenant there was a military-influenced art exhibition created by local people, and members of staff and service users who have served with the Armed Forces presented stories about their experiences or connection with the Forces community.

John Wilson, the Ministry of Defence’s Regional Employer Engagement Director, said: “The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring those who serve in our services, or have served previously, and their families are treated fairly.

“We are delighted that LPT have formally pledged their commitment to their employees who are reservists, veterans or adult volunteers in the Cadet Forces today and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship with the Trust in the future.”

 

“We welcome employees with military backgrounds and the many transferable skills they bring to our Trust.”