Our work with the armed forces | Oxfordshire County Council

Our work with the armed forces

How the Civilian Military Partnership has improved joint working in key areas.

The Civilian Military Partnership is made up of representatives of the armed forces and members of the County Council Management Team.

This page lists the progress made by the partnership in key areas.

Agenda and minutes of previous meetings

Civilian Military Partnership meetings

Health and wellbeing group

Joint working between NHS Oxfordshire's Public Health Team and the Armed Forces has resulted in:

  • a networking event
  • veterans' mental health project
  • health improvement projects at bases focusing on improving behaviours and lifestyles
  • ensuring that personnel are put in touch with local dentists.

Economy and skills

The Employment and Skills Group have focused on:

  • armed forces membership of the Local Enterprise Executive Committee
  • establishing working relationships with Job Centre Plus, Career Transition Partnership and charities in conjunction with the Regular Forces Employment Association and Officers Association

Education, children and young people

Oxfordshire's work with service children was deemed 'inspirational' in an Ofsted inspection by:

  • securing school places
  • additional funding
  • rapid response project to support those with special educational needs
  • shared work with other councils
  • pupil premiums.

Environment and infrastructure

Joint working between the Ministry of Defence's Defence Infrastructure Organisation and county and district councils resulted in:

  • a greater understanding of housing needs.

Safer and stronger communities

The partnership is focusing on the integration of personnel into their communities.

  • The focus is on town and parish councils
  • The armed forces are represented on this partnership
  • Arranging repatriations for RAF Brize Norton personnel.

Communication

  • The creation of a Community Engagement Website by 145(South) Brigade.

 

Last reviewed
09 August 2017
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