Herefordshire’s Armed Forces Covenant Partnership survey

Herefordshire’s Armed Forces Covenant Partnership is committed to improve the support available for Armed Forces veterans in Herefordshire. By completing this survey, you’ll be helping to make sure that they work more effectively to ensure the right support and services are available, in the right places at the right time.  They are keen to hear from Herefordshire Armed Forces veterans who have served one day or more at any time in the past and in any occupation in the Royal Navy, Army, or Royal Air Force (including Reservists and National Service personnel).

  • The survey will take no more than 20 minutes to complete
  • It will ask about your time in the Armed Forces and civilian life after leaving
  • They are interested in any challenges you may have face or are currently facing
  • They need to hear from as many people as possible so please spread the word – your voice matters
  • If you are unable to complete the survey yourself, you are welcome to ask a relative, friend, or colleague to complete it on your behalf
  • The closing date for replies is 7 October 2019
  • Please follow the link below which will take you to the online survey –


Quiet Hour at Old Market Hereford

Did you know that Hereford Old Market have introduced a quiet hour?  They say “We are committed to creating a welcoming environment for all of our customers and following on from our participation in National Autism Hour and having our staff complete Autism Awareness we have worked with our retailers to create a permanent Quiet hour.”

From Sunday 18th August Old Market will launch a permanent Quiet Hour every Sunday. They have spoken to their retailers who open between 10.30am and 11am YOu can find their commitments to your quiet hour at

“We understand shopping can be overwhelming for our customers with sensory overload and want to create an understanding environment that’s enjoyable for all. We have now produced our own Sensory Packs which are available to borrow for those who feel overwhelmed when shopping. These packs are for both adults and children and include; ear defenders, caps, fidget toys, shopping checklists and flashcards with key information and visuals of Old Market.”

To book your pack please call the Customer service team 01432 264109 or email

SIL pledges support to Armed Forces

Number: 48/19                                                                                  

19th August 2019             


Services for Independent Living (SIL) are delighted to announce that they have become the 47th organisation in Herefordshire to pledge its support and sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

To become part of the Covenant SIL has pledged to uphold the key principles, which include holding fast to the principle that no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen.

SIL has pledged to support the employment of Service spouses and partners; to support the employment of veterans young and old; to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment; and supporting employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces.

SIL is proud to make this commitment to be a part of the Armed Forces Covenant, and we welcome enquiries about any of our services or our jobs from veterans or Service families.

Chair of SIL’s Board of Trustees, Mrs Angela Pendleton, said: “I am proud to be signing the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of Service for Independent Living and to pledge our on-going support to our Armed Forces.

“SIL’s trustees recognise the commitment and professionalism of our armed forces and  all very much appreciate the work they do through times of conflict and peace and our signing of The Covenant helps us to recognise that.”


Health and Wellbeing with a Long Term Condition

Learn more about managing the effects of a long term condition such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease etc and local support available at this event organised by Macmillan Cancer Support  and NHS Wye Valley Trust.

  • Over 20 displays by local support services
  • Free lunch and drinks
  • Talks by NHS healthcare and Macmillan professionals about fatigue, physical activity, fear and worry, healthy eating, diabetes, lung and heart disease.

To book your free place email or telephone: / 01432 355444