Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has adopted a renewed Armed Forces Community Covenant.
The covenant recognises the contribution of serving personnel, their families and veterans, as well as identifying how the Council can help those successfully adjust back into civilian life.
Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of the Council, said:
“The centenary of the end of World War One is a fitting reminder of how much we owe to the armed forces community, so it is an opportune time to adopt the revised covenant.
“The Council has worked hard to develop an action plan to assist our armed forces personnel with housing, employability issues, as well as health and care needs. We are dedicated to providing this support in the future.”
The first covenant was signed in 2012, and since then the Council has set up dedicated information pages on its website, and established a special Armed Forces Community helpline number.