Welcome message from Councillor Janet Emsley

Councillor Janet Emsley in Number One Riverside.

Councillor Janet Emsley, deputy leader and cabinet member for Equalities, Safety and Reform.

Rochdale Borough Council is proud to support our Armed Forces Family. We have developed a network of support that allows us to support families for practical advice across many areas including housing, benefits, and mental health issues. 

We work with partners, voluntary organisations and associations to prepare bids and maximise funding opportunities to support related projects. This in turn offers alternative provision to offer social, physical and emotional assistance to veterans and their families.

The council's Human Resource Service has worked to enable all front-line council staff to access online training – The Armed Forces Covenant for Front Line Workers. This training has equipped those colleagues with the skills required to identify veterans and their families, and to respond to their needs appropriately.

If you would like assistance, please contact us using the details on this page.

Councillor Janet Emsley
Deputy leader and cabinet member for Equalities, Safety and Reform