Support for Armed Forces community outlined by Welsh Government

As the nation comes together to remember those who fought for our freedom, the Welsh Government has reiterated its ongoing support for the Armed Forces community.

Wrexham’s Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths has welcomed the support that helps ensure serving personnel, veterans and their families have access to services which meet their specific needs.

With around 385,000 members of the Armed Forces community living in Wales, the Welsh Government recognises the life experience and skills they possess can benefit the communities they live in and the businesses they are employed by.

To help tap into that potential, a series of measures have been launched.

The Welsh Government’s employers’ toolkit was unveiled online last year.  The initiative offers businesses advice and guidance to help recruit and develop Armed Forces veterans, as well as highlighting how employers can utilise their valuable skills and expertise.

In September 2019, the Force Families Jobs website was introduced.  This new employment and training platform is specifically designed to support Service families into meaningful employment and provide opportunities for training development.

After attending both a service to commemorate the D-Day Veterans and the town’s Annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday (10 Nov), Lesley Griffiths AM said: “Wrexham is a town with a proud military tradition and it is always moving to see a great number of residents, both young and old, paying their respects to our military personnel’s dedication, bravery and sacrifice.”

“At this poignant time of year, it is also important we remember those who have served our country in more recent conflicts.  Nobody who has served or is serving in the military should be disadvantaged as a result of their service and I am proud the Welsh Government remains committed to providing ongoing support.”