Soha Housing has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging its commitment to ensuring members of the UK’s armed forces and their families are treated fairly.
Of over 5,530 organisations nationally that have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, the Didcot-based housing association is one of only 27 social landlords to make the pledge.
It is one of only three in the South East and the only one of those in the region without existing military connections. The Covenant brings together the government, businesses, local authorities, charities, and the public to support current and veteran members of the armed forces.
Head of HR at Soha Katie Legg said: “Soha recognises how much serving personnel, veterans, and military families contribute to our communities and the local economy, as well as to our nation’s security, which is why we’ve signed the Armed Forces Covenant.
“Among other things, we’re pledging to support the employment of veterans, service spouses and partners by promoting career opportunities and flexible working.”
Legg added: “We are also geared up to accommodate the special requirements of staff who choose to be Reservists.
“This is not just about our saying ‘thank you’ but acknowledging that there are valuable skills and unique experience which members of the military family can bring to a business.”
Based in Didcot, Soha Housng is a community-based mutualised housing association working in and around Oxfordshire.
Its team of more than 100 staff provide homes and services for affordable rent and properties for shared ownership.
Main image: A soldier returns safely from Afghanistan and heads home with his family. Credit: Crown