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Armed Forces Liaison Officer will be here for YOU

Published: 12/04/2018

The role of Armed Forces Liaison Officer (AFLO) has been created to strengthen the delivery of the Armed Forces Community Covenant across the North Wales region by ensuring the fair and respectful treatment of serving personnel, ex forces and their families. The Armed Forces Liaison Officer for Flintshire, Wrexham and Denbighshire, is Janette Williams and she has been in post since September 2017. The post is funded for 2 years by the MOD and her role involves: · Reviewing existing Local Authority policies and procedures in areas including Human Resources, Social Care, Education and Housing. · Ensuring the needs of the Armed Forces Community are considered in new Local Authority strategic plans and service changes. · Seeking to determine the size and complement of the region’s Armed Forces Community, and establishing clear lines of communication so that information can flow to and from community members more effectively. Janette said of her appointment: “This role will be both challenging and rewarding and I am looking forward to working with a variety of partners. My father and husband served in the Royal Air Force, and I am glad of this opportunity to give something back to the Armed Forces Community. “I don’t see my role as only dealing with problems but, of course, where this is the case it will be my priority. However, I would also love to hear about opportunities within Flintshire communities for the Armed Forces and local residents to come together. As part of this work I will attend any events that give me the chance to raise awareness of the covenant and what it means. I can also help with any ideas for funding local projects via the MOD covenant fund, which hopes to support combined activities for all members of the Armed Forces Community and local residents.” Flintshire County Council’s Armed Forces Campion, Councillor Andy Dunbobbin, said: “It’s great that Janette has been appointed to this role and I am already working with her to engage with our local communities, businesses and charitable organisations to support our Armed Forces community, with the aim of finding and accessing funding opportunities that will benefit them.” To contact Janette, please call 07773 084630 or email afcc@flintshire.gov.uk.


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