Councillor Cosima Towneley is our Armed Forces Champion whose role is to make sure that the local authority achieves its commitments to the armed forces community.
We have also established an armed forced covenant group to deliver the covenant action plan.
Organisations which support service and ex service personnel in Burnley:
The following local organisations provide a range of support to current serving members of the armed forces, veterans and ex service personnel:
Below are links to some of the regional and national organisations who can provide advice and support, including to people in the Burnley area:
Military Veterans Service (mental health support through the NHS)
SSAFA - (formerly Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association)
Sorted! - military charities working together to support ex service personnel into sustainable employment
Little Troopers - the charity which supports children with parents serving in the armed forces
Forces Compare - find and compare military-related insurance deals
Events of remembrance, and to celebrate the contribution made by the armed forces to the life of the community and the country
Organisations involved in the Burnley Armed Forces Covenant have supported a range of events over the last year, such as Remembrance Sunday and Padiham on Parade.