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New app launched for South East armed forces community

A new mobile app has been launched to signpost members of the armed forces community in Surrey and the South East to support and advice in their area.

The “Forces Connect” app is designed to link users in four easy clicks to organisations offering help and support across a wide range of services.

The free app is aimed at the entire armed forces community – serving personnel, reservists, veterans and their families – as well as frontline public services staff.

It was commissioned by Forces Connect South East, an alliance of public services across Surrey, Hampshire, West and East Sussex, Kent, Medway and Brighton & Hove which secured Ministry of Defence grant funding for projects which make it easier for military personnel to access support.

Peter Martin, Armed Forces Champion for Surrey County Council and Chairman of the Forces Connect South East partnership, said: “Our armed forces community form an immensely important part of the South East’s population and make a valuable contribution to our region and our country. Most live, work and thrive without need of extra assistance, however where they do need additional support, this mobile app will help them access organisations that can provide the help and advice they need in a quick and simple way.”

To download the app, search “Forces Connect” in Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store.


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