Rutland County Council is keen to thank residents after more than 700 people responded to a recent survey conducted to understand all aspects of military life.
The survey targeted people in Rutland, Harborough and South Kesteven with a connection to the British Armed Forces and was developed by Rutland County Council, Harborough District Council, South Kesteven District Council and Healthwatch Rutland.
“Recognising that personal engagement with and understanding of the service family is so important; we had an absolutely fantastic response to the Armed Forces Covenant survey and feel hugely privileged that so many across the military family shared their personal experiences and the challenges they face. The survey feedback is being analysed and the findings will be used to improve local services for individuals and families who are connected to the Forces. The survey report will be published in the autumn. It gives us plenty to think about as we develop support for our armed forces community and we hope that those who engaged with us will continue to do so as we seek to develop support services in the coming months and years.” We're on this journey together and only through sharing experience can we become better informed and prepared for the future.” Councillor Ian Razzell, Rutland County Council Armed Forces Champion
“It’s been a privilege to reach out to all those within the services community living in South Kesteven. I am delighted that so many people from our military community have come forward to take part in this survey and want to thank them for doing so. Those connected to the armed forces are a really important part of our district and this has been a golden opportunity to listen to their concerns. I am looking forward tremendously to hearing the survey findings when they are published in the autumn.” Councillor Dean Ward, South Kesteven District Council Armed Forces Champion
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