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August 14th 2017

NHS Trust awarded for supporting Defence

Paul Devlin

Paul Devlin Chair of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) have joined four other Lincolnshire-based organisations in receiving a Silver Award for the commitment they have demonstrated in supporting the Armed Forces community.

The county’s specialist mental health and learning disabilities NHS Trust join Buildbase in Lincoln, Forces Cars Direct Ltd, Mercury Electronic Warefare Ltd in Sleaford and TMS Support Solutions Ltd in Grantham in receiving a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award for recognising the valuable skills those with military experience bring into the civilian workplace.

Paul Devlin, Chair at LPFT, said“I am delighted that LPFT has achieved the Silver Award in recognition of our work to support service personnel, active reservists, veterans, and their families. I know that staff and volunteers with service experience enhance the work we do as a Trust, and I am proud that we have been able to meet the standards of the Silver Award.”

In order to achieve a Silver Award employers must have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, employ at least one member of Armed Forces community, actively communicate with their employees via established HR policies and procedures, and show flexibility towards annual training commitments and mobilisation.

Catherine Suckling, Assistant Regional Employer Engagement Director, said: “It is important to recognise the commitment of each of the employers from Lincolnshire and the wider East Midlands in supporting service personnel and their spouses, veterans or Cadet Force adult volunteers in the workplace.

“Each organisation recognises the valuable skills and experience that those undertaking military training can bring back into the workplace. I am delighted that each of the organisations have been recognised for their positive work and I look forward to continuing to build our relationship over future months.”

Each of the organisations will be invited to a formal presentation event in November, where they will receive a certificate to be displayed in their place of work.

To learn more about receiving a Bronze, Silver or Gold ERS Award click here.

“I am delighted that LPFT has achieved the Silver Award in recognition of our work to support service personnel, active reservists, veterans, and their families. I know that staff and volunteers with service experience enhance the work we do as a Trust, and I am proud that we have been able to meet the standards of the Silver Award.”