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Greater Manchester

 

The British Legion in Greater Manchester comprises:

  • The Welfare Team - saff and volunteers who support veterans and their families.
  • The membership - our network of branches and clubs across the area. 
  • Our Fundraising staff and volunteers. 

You can find out more information about each of the three aspects of our work by clicking on the relevant tab in the menu.  We value your support, so if you would like to get involved with what we do, you can see how  by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/yd95ensj

You can also keep up to date on what is happening in the County by following us on social media:

Twitter:  @RBL_GMandlancs

Facebook:  TRBLGMandLancs

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Greater Manchester Manifesto 2017

 Gm Manifesto

The Royal British Legion has produced a manifesto outlining key policy changes which would help to support serving men and women, veterans and their families in Greater Manchester, following the election of Greater Manchester’s first Mayor in May 2017. 


The recommendations for the new Mayor include appointing an advocate to coordinate support for the Armed Forces community in Greater Manchester and providing better access to specialist mental health treatment and support.

In addition to this the Legion also believes that the new Mayor should:

 

  • Improving public services’ knowledge of the size and needs of the Armed Forces community.
  • Ensure that Reservists and Armed Forces families are provided with the support to which they are entitled.
  • Ensure that members of the Armed Forces community have access to clear and consistent housing advice and the support to which they are entitled.


Alison Bunn, Area Manager for the Royal British Legion, said: “The election of a new Mayor will bring big changes and everyone within Greater Manchester has a stake in the growth and development of this new institution. The Armed Forces community in Greater Manchester will continue to provide a huge contribution to the area and they must be appropriately supported as they do so.”

Our five policy recommendations  

 

  • Provide leadership on the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant by appointing an Advocate for the Armed Forces community.
  • Improve public services’ knowledge and awareness of the size and needs of the Armed Forces community.
  • Ensure that Reservists and Armed Forces families are provided with the support to which they are entitled.
  • Ensure that members of the Armed Forces community have access to clear and consistent housing advice and the support to which they are entitled.
  • Ensure that the Armed Forces community across Greater Manchester can access specialist mental health treatment and support.”

 


 County Conference 2017

The County held it's annual conference on Saturday 21st January 2017 at Partington Working Men's Club.  The Conference was addressed by Una Clemison National Vice-Chairman and Canine Partners.

 

 

 Life Membership Awarded to Jack Robinson - Tyldesley Branch

 On Thursday 6th October a gathering of veterans plus the High Sheriff and the Mayor attending Compassion in Action building in Leigh for a surprise presentation by Denise Edgar - Board of Trustees.  

The award was life membership to Jack for serving the RBL for the past 44 years, a thoroughly deserved award.

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Branches

To find out who to contact in your area please see the list of Branches on our branch information page.

About The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the nation's leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.

Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.

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