This report details responses to a survey carried out on the experiences and needs of the Armed Forces community living in the Rutland, South Kesteven and Harborough areas of the UK.
Across Rutland, South Kesteven and Harborough there are a large number of serving personnel and veterans due to the location of three Army bases in the area, two of which were previously RAF bases. There are also some military bases that are just outside the borders of Rutland, South Kesteven and Harborough including the Defence Animal Training Centre (DATC) in Melton Mowbray and RAF Wittering near Stamford. However, there is a lack of information about the Armed Forces community in Rutland, South Kesteven and Harborough, including about their health and social care needs. Therefore, Connected Together CIC carried out a survey on behalf of the Armed Forces Covenant in this area to find out more about these needs so they can be addressed by commissioners and service providers, and help highlight potential projects and work.
Connected Together, 2019. Armed Forces Covenant Survey for Rutland, South Kesteven and Harborough. Available at: <http://www.connectedtogether.co.uk/cont/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Armed-Forces-Rutland-South-Kesteven-and-Harborough-report-FINAL-281019.pdf>.