Our annual multi-disciplinary conference to showcase the work taking place across the South East Coast in support of the Armed Forces Community and the Armed Forces Covenant will be held on Tuesday 21 January 2020.
This is a whole day event with the main day starting at 10:00 and closing at approximately 16:30. Registration is from 09:00 giving you plenty of time to network and view the market stalls.
This years’ conference will have a focus on women in the Armed Forces and whilst the agenda is still being finalised you can book your place now using the booking form on our sister website.
Attendance at the conference is open to anyone providing they have booked a place. Places are offered free of charge but places are limited so ensure you book as soon as possible.
Did you know there was an airship station in Willingdon during World War 1? Gasbags Ahoy! The fascinating story behind the World War 1 Royal Navy Airship Station Polegate will also be on display. The Gasbags Ahoy! Exhibition was made possible by Heritage Lottery Funding and the hard work of local residents.
Service Champions Awards 2020
We will also be running the Service Champions Awards for 2020 to recognise and reward our Service Champions for their hard work and support of the Armed Forces community. Peter J Field Esq Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex will be presenting the awards.
Nominations for the awards can be made by using the form on our sister website providing details of who you would like to nominate and why. Deadline for nominations is Friday 27 December 2019. The categories for the awards are:
There are opportunities to host a market stall at the conference and if you would like to book a stall, please use the form on our sister website.
The Armed Forces Network was successful in its bid the Armed Forces Covenant Fund to secure funding to develop a specific course for Veterans', Families and Carers building on the successful Service Champions Training.
This new course will cover a number of topics including:
The training will provide delegates with:
The training is provided free of charge and is aimed at those who have served or are serving in the British Armed Forces, their families (aged 16 and over) and carers.
Please see the booking form on our sister website for details of dates and venues
Our annual multi-disciplinary conference to showcase the work taking place across the South East Coast in support of the Armed Forces Community and the Armed Forces Covenant will be held on Tuesday 22 January 2019.
To view the presentations from the event please visit our sister website.
This is a 1 day training course which holds a focus on military culture, which can be difficult for those on the course and the training tries to hold a military feel, taking place in Army Barracks and all communication in military format.
This training is also an opportunity to understand why you should support the work, what resources are available and the need to network.
Dates and locations will vary across Kent and Medway and further information about the training can be viewed on our Champions page.
You can book your place by completing the booking form below.
10:00 - 17:00 at the Amex Football Stadium, Falmer, Lewes
Following the success of Together we CAN make a difference 2017, the Armed Forces Networks for Sussex and Kent & Medway hosted a similar event on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the Amex Stadium in Falmer.
The event showcased the work which has been undertaken during the last year to improve services and outcomes for the armed forces community across Sussex, Kent & Medway and Surrey. It highlighted the benefits of working in partnership and breaking down the barriers between organisations to support the individual.
The Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex was in attendance and alongside Colonel Ian Adkins, Deputy Commander for the Reserves 11 Infantry Brigade, presented Awards to Service Champions across Sussex and Kent & Medway in recognition of their work with the armed forces community.
Featured left are Colonel Ian Adkins, Kate Parkin, Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex Peter Field and Dr Nick Lake.
Themes for the day included carers and families, the covenant in practice, integrated care/support and preventative initiatives.
You can access the presentations and view the Service Champions Award Winners by visiting the Sussex Armed Forces Network website.
This was a well attended event bringing together organisations across Kent and Medway to improve integrated mental health support for the Armed Forces Community.
Presentations from the event can be obtained by contacting the Network directly. Speakers included: