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Armed Forces support

If you live in Bracknell Forest and are an armed forces veteran or serving personnel, you may find the resources on this page helpful.

Armed Services personnel covers:

  • members of the Armed Forces and former Service personnel
  • bereaved spouses and civil partners of members of the Armed Forces
  • serving or former members of the Reserve Forces

Bracknell Forest Community Covenant

Find out about the Bracknell Forest Community Covenant, which includes the Ministry of Defence Covenant Grant Fund.

Housing

If you need local housing, there are arrangements which mean that you could be included on the housing list even if you don’t meet the usual criteria. You can find out more from the BFC my choices website.

If you want to buy a home, there is a government backed help to buy scheme.

Education

If you are a service family moving into the area and need help to find a school place for your child, please get in touch by:

Health and wellbeing

The following places offer health and wellbeing support:

Jobs

If you are leaving the armed services, you can find help and advice from the Careers Transition Partnership.

Shops and restaurants

Many shops and restaurants offer discounts to armed forces personnel. To find out how to get a Defence Privilege Card, visit the Defence Discount Service website

Our equalities team and the RMAS tested how much discount was available and found the following offers.

Table showing military personnel discounts at shops and restaurants in Bracknell

Store

Discount

Details

Bill's

20%

Burton

10%

Full price only

Clinton’s

20%

Dorothy Perkins

10%

Full price only

EE

20%

ID required

Fat Face

10%

Footlocker

5%

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

15%

Halfords

10%

Download voucher online

Hotel Chocolat

5%

House

10%

House of Handsome

20%

Jack Wills

10%

Joules

20%

Millets

10%

Show ID

Moss Bros

15%

Mountain Warehouse

15%

Nando’s

20%

Up to £20

New Look

10%

Non sale items, show ID

O2

25%

Online (O2 open)

Office

10%

Paperchase

15%

Patisserie Valerie

10%

Prezzo

25%

River Island

10%

Skechers

20%

Sports Direct

10%

Timberland

10%

Trespass

10%

Show ID

Vision Express

Free eye test and £30 off
when you spend £90 or more

Vodafone

15%

Please note that discounts were correct at time of research (December 2018). Terms and conditions apply.