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Transition to civilian life

Welcome to the 15 (North East) Brigade Transition page. Our aim is to provide advice to personnel about to leave the Armed Forces and make informed decisions to settle within the Brigade area.

Civilian to soldierIssues of primary concern to those leaving the Armed Forces and their families tend to focus on the following five areas:

  • Employment - career selection or job search
  • Education - individual and family related course or school selection
  • Health - registration or transfer of existing medical care
  • Housing - registration for community housing or selection of rental property
  • Welfare - guidance and help from veteran organisations and programmes

The 15 (North East) Brigade Transition Officer will signpost personnel to subject matter experts in organisations such as service charities and other similar organisations, who will be able to advise on appropriate course of action.  Transition and resettlement support is also provided by unit resettlement staff, Army Education Centre staff (especially the Individual Education & resettlement Officer) and staff at the Regional Resettlement Centre at Catterick operated by the Career Transition Partnership (CTP).

This region is home to 33 local Authorities (LAs), all of which are signatories to the Armed Forces Community Covenant, which commits them to ensuring that personnel suffer no disadvantage as a result of service.  Most councils now have an Armed Forces Champion to represent the interests of the Armed Forces community, and the Transition Officer can signpost personnel to them to help resolve issues related to council-owned services.

Councils in our region include: Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, County Durham, Hartlepool, Darlington, Stockton on Tees, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Richmondshire, Hambleton, Ryedale, Scarborough, Craven, Selby, Harrogate, York, East Riding, Hull, Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield, Rotherham, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Follow the 'Find your Council' link on the right-hand side of this page to learn more about what each council has to offer.

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