Armed forces

The armed forces community includes those who serve, or have served, in the armed forces, as well as reservists. It also includes people who care for, depend on, or are close family members of these groups of people.

We've pledged to make sure that our armed forces community is supported in Barnsley by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant. We've also achieved the Gold Award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant was re-signed by Barnsley Council in March 2020. We invited partners from the charitable, voluntary, health, housing and education sectors to sign as well. These included:

  • Barnsley College
  • Barnsley CVS
  • Barnsley Integrated Care System
  • Barnsley Chamber of Commerce
  • SSAFA
  • Berneslai Homes

Gallery from the signing of the covenant

Armed Forces Covenant document



Sarah Norman Signing the Armed Forces Covenant



Signing the Armed Forces Covenant



Armed forces covenant signing



Man signing the Armed Forces Covenant



Amanda Garrard signing the Armed Forces Covenant



Lady signing the Armed Forces Covenant



Armed Forces Covenant signing in office



John Marshall signing the Armed Forces Covenant



Armed Forces Covenant being signed



Armed Forces Covenant event signing

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Our newsletter includes useful updates and information for the armed forces community. Read our latest newsletter and subscribe to receive it directly to your email inbox.



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