To support equality of access to services and in particular to support adult social services to adjust their policies to take account of the Covenant.
The Integrated Referral Model (IRM) identifies benefits of asking the armed forces question to recipients of adult social care. This provides identification of the armed forces community and provision of data. It enables financial savings, provides better social outcomes and compliance with the AF Covenant and Care Act.
The framework of assessment has been devised to document covenant implementation. This includes documented consideration of the local armed forces community when devising new strategies, revision of policies linked to delivery of services. A questionnaire for each pathway has been produced with the aim of supporting other local authorities to adopt it.