Stockport Homes signs Armed Forces Covenant

Date: 17/12/2018
Author: Stockport Homes
Company: Stockport Homes

Stockport Homes met with the Ministry of Defence to discuss Stockport’s approach to social housing for veterans and military families.

Stockport Homes Group recognise the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to the business and will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, by:

  • Seeking to address housing need
  • Promoting tenancy sustainment and wellbeing
  • Offering support as an employer
  • Promoting its values in the community

Robin Burman, Chair of the Board, Stockport Homes said: “Anything we can do to support personnel who have left the armed forces into social housing and into employment, I know will be well received and is greatly needed.”

Major Nuzum from the Ministry of Defence, said: “Thank you to Stockport Homes Group for signing the Armed Forces Covenant, what it means to the Armed Forces Community, is giving that personalised rehousing plans for applicants for those in the forces and former forces and that’s particularly needed for those personnel who are in transition out of the Armed Forces. Giving priority to Armed Forces applicants for shared ownership is particularly important. So thank you.”

Pictured: Robin Burman, Chair of the Board, Stockport Homes and Major Nuzum from the Ministry of Defence