THE first Military Covenant Networking event for veterans took place last week.

The event, which was held on November 28 at the Dolphin Centre, was part of the new proposals agreed in Darlington Borough Council's veterans action plan to support and work with veterans across the region.

Over 30 organisations and agencies including the British Legion, Finchale College, the Army Welfare Service, and Darlington College, who are working with the veterans across Darlington and other regions, met together to explain their plans.

They shared information about their services and discussed new ways of working in partnership to deliver accessible services such as housing, health, training and employment opportunities.

The event was introduced by Councillor Veronica Copeland, the council's veterans champion.

She said: “This event gave a great boost to how we work with and support veterans. The web site will ensure that information on the help available to veterans is more easily accessible.”

To explain their incentive further, presentations were given by Major George Crozier (15 Brigade) and the Voluntary and Community Services Engagement Manager.

In addition, a Veterans information webpage on the Darlington Borough Council website has been set up by the Darlington Community Covenant, to provide useful links about the work that is being delivered on the Armed Forces covenants across the region.

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