FORCES Connect South East (FCSE) is inviting military spouses to share their experiences of accessing public services.

FCSE, a two-year MOD Covenant-funded programme tasked with making it easier for Service personnel, families, reservists and veterans to access healthcare, housing, schools, financial advice and employment support, wants to hear from people across south east England.  

It is delivering Armed Forces awareness training to thousands of public sector staff across the counties of Surrey, Hampshire, Kent, East and West Sussex and the councils of Medway and Brighton & Hove, to help them better understand the challenges the Armed Forces community can face when accessing public services.  

Gathering family views
FCSE has commissioned independent researcher Shared Intelligence to conduct a series of focus groups, one of them for military spouses who have relocated to the south east in the past two years.

If you’d like to be involved, you would be required to attend a one-hour focus group in Aldershot in December with six-to-12 other spouses to share your experiences. It will form part of an 18-month-long evaluation on FCSE, the results of which will be published in September next year.    

If you would like to take part, contact Charlotte Boulton at charlotte.boulton@sharedintelligence.net or, for more information on Forces Connect South East, contact Amanda Barnes at FCSE@surreycc.gov.uk

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