Thursday, 22 June 2017

Army Welfare Service


The Army Welfare Service (AWS) Personal Support Team is the Army’s professional welfare provider offering a comprehensive, confidential and specialized service.
AWS is the secondary level of welfare support available to serving soldiers and their families when difficulties cannot be dealt with, or must not be dealt with, within the Unit. Trained Army Welfare Workers offer support, advice and guidance to those who are experiencing personal or family difficulties. This covers a wide range of situations including :-

  • Difficulties arising from personal relationships
  • Separation
  • Inability to cope – stress / crisis
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Social issues arising from mental and physical ill health
  • Problems arising from deployment
  • Supporting families who are working with statutory agencies

There is an Army Welfare Service office located in Kinloss.

Referrals and inquiries can be made by telephoning 01904 882053 or e-mail

The 5-Second Rule that Dog Owners Need to Know

Summer at Eden- Inverness

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Northern Roots Festival Inverness- 23rd-24th June 2017

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AFF reassured about housing safety for Army families

Following the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London, the Army families Federation (AFF) has approached the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), to clarify whether multi-storey Service Families Accommodation (SFA) features any external cladding, which would potentially present a fire risk.

Safety assured
DIO checked the position of this issue and were able to inform AFF that multi-storey buildings are predominantly brick construction. The external wall insulation used on recent energy efficiency upgrades to military housing has also been confirmed as meeting all relevant building and fire regulations.

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder said, “Ensuring the safety of our Army families is paramount and AFF has received assurances of safety from all relevant parties involved. DIO has also advised us that a review will now be carried out of all non-habitable areas such as stairwells, plant rooms and communal areas, to confirm the safety of the Army families living there.”

Contact AFF
If families are at all concerned about safety in their SFA, they should contact housing maintenance and repairs contractor CarillionAmey (CA) directly on 0800 707 6000 or contact AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder on

To find out more about AFF’s work in support of Army families, visit

Go Outdoors- Further discount for the Armed Forces in celebration of Armed Forces week!

GO Outdoors proudly support those who support us and for this Armed Forces Week are offering members a 15% off (rather than the usual 10%). This offer is valid 18th June to 1st July.

Just show your MOD90 or Defence Privilege Card at the desk or use the code online found at

Military personnel eat free at Toby carvery on Armed Forces day!

To show their support for all our fantastic military personnel, Toby Carvery will be serving free carvery dinners to members of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

If this includes you, or someone you know, simply get your voucher and show it when you order a roast or alternative main meal on 24 June, along with military ID or a Defence Privilege Card*.

Can't make Armed Forces Day?

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

For military personnel who can't attend, your local Toby Carvery will be hosting a Veterans Breakfast Club all week from Monday 19th June until Friday 23 June, where former and current members of the Armed Forces enjoy breakfast for just £1 when booked in advance. Please make sure to show your valid Military ID, Defence Privilege Card or Veterans badge to enjoy this offer.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Self-Employment Event Coming Soon!

Are you thinking about setting up your own business and want a better understanding of what it might entail?  An Insight into Self-Employment event is being held at RAF Lossiemouth on 28 Sep 2017.  This event is open to Service Personnel and their Families from RAF Lossiemouth, Kinloss Barracks and Fort George.  Further information will be published at the end of July.

Back to the 80's night in Elgin- All donations go to SSAFA and Quarriers young carers

Forces Mutual- Support your everyday forces hero!

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