Bury Council have announced a new support covenant for veterans and their families.

Council leader Cllr Eamonn O'Brien made the announcement, in partnership with Bury Clinical Commissioning Group at a breakfast club run by Bury Veterans hub cafe, CIC.

Cllr O'Brien said: "Armed forces personnel look after us in the most difficult circumstances, and it's only right that we look after them and their families.

"The veterans hub is run by a fantastic team of volunteers, in the true community spirit of what we want to see across our borough.

"By signing the armed forces covenant next week we can continue to support veterans and amazing organisations like the veterans hub."

Also present was Cllr Richard Gold, cabinet member for communities and armed forces' champion for Bury.

He said: "The breakfast club is only the tip of the iceberg of what the hub offers.

"It's run by an amazing team who are all volunteers, and I urge veterans and their families to come down, have a great time and see what support is available for them."

The cafe is at Radcliffe Borough FC, where veterans can get support through social events such as breakfasts as well as day trips and activities.

Designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of veterans, the cafe will be held every Wednesday from 10am to noon and has further plans for the Christmas holidays.