Salford City Council has been awarded for its commitment to supporting defence services within its organisation.
The local authority picked up the bronze award from the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme as a public recognition for the value it places on our Armed Forces community and the specific support to reservists, former servicemen and women and cadet force adult volunteers in the workplace.
The award was presented to Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett from Commodore Phil Waterhouse AD, Naval Regional Commander Northern England and Isle of Man, on-board HMS Prince of Wales at Royal Albert dock in Liverpool.
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “Providing support to our armed forces community and their families is very important to us in Salford.
“I am very proud to receive this award on behalf of the council and receive formal recognition for the work we are doing. But this is by no means the end, we are working towards achieving the silver award and will continue to push to improve the service we offer.”
In October 2013, Salford City Council with members of the armed forces, together with a number of partners signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant.
Salford City Council has a dedicated housing support services for members of the armed forces community to help with any housing/welfare issues.
Councillors Margaret Morris and Barry Warner, both former members of the armed forces, are veterans champions for the city.