Thursday, 15 December 2016

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Homes for Veterans - Cheltenham Borough Homes



























Cheltenham Borough Homes Ltd

Phase 1 (AFFORDABLE RENT) advertising 7 Dec 16 for one week:
·       2x 2 bed house
·       3x ground floor flats (all with wet rooms)

Phase 2 (AFFORDABLE RENT) advertising 14 Dec 16 for one week:
·       3x 1-bed flats (1st & 2nd floors)
·       2x 2-bed flats (1st & 2nd floors)

The development has a communal garden and parking available.

Applicants will need to register to allow bidding on Gloucester Homeseekers Plus


For more information and rental costs contact: Contact Louise Oliver on 0800 408 0000 or louise.oliver@cheltborohomes.org


CarillionAmey - Boiler Problems Advice

Find out more by visiting http://www.carillionamey.co.uk/service-family-accommodation


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

CTP Courses July- Dec 2017




CTP Training Courses at RRC Rosyth


Military Personnel: Thinking of Doing a Course?

Standard Learning Credit (SLC) Service personnel may make SLC claims each financial year for 80% of any course fees; up to a maximum of £175 per year for approved vocational and academic courses.  This is a “use it or lose it” allowance, as the funding does not roll-over into the next financial year. Before starting any course, individuals must obtain prior approval.  Further details can be found in JSP 898 Pt 4 Chapt 4 or by contacting your local Education Centre Staff for further information/guidance.

Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) The ELC allowance provides funding support to Service personnel who want to enhance their educational or vocational achievements for long-term personal development.  It may only be used to gain National Qualification Level 3 or higher qualifications. (i.e. A Level & some NVQ Level 4 or 5, 1st Degree, Post Graduate studies and Doctorate)  Candidates must have registered while serving and strict criteria apply when making a claim. Depending on a number of factors, this can amount to up to as much as £2000 per year, over a 3 year course. Again, individuals must both have registered and made their claim prior to starting any course.  Also, provided you registered whilst still serving , you may also claim for up to 10 years after leaving the service. See JSP 898 Pt 4 Chapt 3 for details or visit http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/  or contact your local Education Centre Staff for further information/guidance.  

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Chartered Management Institute signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Service Families Benefit from CMI Membership


The Chartered Management Institute has pledged to support Service spouses and partners in gaining the leadership qualifications to help them further their career.


Ensuring that Service spouses and partners are not disadvantaged in finding and staying in employment due to service life is a key part of the Armed Force Covenant, which states that: The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has sought to uphold this promise by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. In their pledges, the CMI support Service spouses and civil partners through their MOD Family Membership Scheme, which provides access to Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching qualifications, helping Service spouses to gain the key skills and professional recognition which can help Service family members to find employment. The Scheme is also available free to children of Service personnel (aged 16-18) and allows them to become a Campus CMI Affiliate with access to all the benefits of online resources, including study support.


CMI’s pledge offers a discount on their qualifications and membership for family members of Service personnel who are CMI members, and a commitment to support Service spouses or Reservists who they employ with flexible working arrangements, where possible.

Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee is a CMI companion and participated in the signing of the Covenant at an event on 14 November. He said:
“The families of our Service personnel are an important part of the Covenant. We value and are grateful to them – the unsung heroes who support our Armed Forces. Knowing that the nation, and organisations like the Chartered Management Institute recognises this is extremely important and fundamental in making the Armed Forces Covenant work.”


Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute said:
“We’re proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, and helping families of the heroic men and women who serve our country get the support they need to develop their careers. Thousands of members of the Armed Forces who’ve gained CMI-accredited qualifications have benefited from improved performance in their roles, as well as from building confidence and gaining qualifications to help them resettle into civilian life at the end of their military career. Now, their families also have the chance to develop their own skills and qualifications.”


Full details on what membership can offer military families can be found on the CMI website at http://www.managers.org.uk/mod-membership.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Protecting your SFA in winter


Running a Business in your Service Home

BFBS App


BFBS offers three main radio services: BFBS Radio for upbeat music-based programming and news, BFBS Radio 2 for music, sport and speech including the best of the BBC, and BFBS Gurkha Radio for Nepali language programmes.
  • BFBS Radio can be heard across the UK on DAB radio, overseas on FM, and online. You can also find us on Sky and Freesat.
  • BFBS Radio 2 can be heard overseas on FM, and online.
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio can be heard across the UK on AM, overseas on FM, and online.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs



BREAKFAST CLUBS ARE COMPLETELY FREE !!


'Breakfast Clubs' are not a charity or a business, and are not funded.

The only thing you will pay for is your own breakfast. Breakfast Clubs are simply a group of serving and former members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces, who meet, eat breakfast, laugh and support each other....simple


Find your local breakfast club, click here and
choose your county in the location tab to find
one in your area.

Your Nearest is:

MVBC – Moray Veterans Breakfast Club

The Red Lion, 
2 Tolbooth Street,
Forres,
IV36 1PH,
United Kingdom.


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Quarriers Carer Support Service Moray Newsletter

Please Click on the Image to go to the Newsletter.




Service Pupil Premium 2017

























SERVICE PUPIL PREMIUM 2017

This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England. If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300.


The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral, support during challenging times, which could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools; with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.


Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 19 January 2017 and children must be registered with the school before this date. You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database.

For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:

https://www.gov.uk/service-premium-information-for-schools

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-allocations/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-conditions-of-grant

For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: DCYP-CEAS-enquiries@mod.uk or telephone: 01980 618244.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Backless Booster: New law from Dec 2016

Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds



Click Here for more details

Hidden Wounds service provides free and confidential support to Ex-Service Personnel, their families and the families of those still serving, who are living with anxiety, depression, stress, anger or who wish to change their drinking habits.

New Children's 'Rhymetime' Group in HIVE Building- Every Monday at 1PM

HOUSING OPTIONS SCOTLAND

HIVE - LINKING IN WITH AGENCIES TO SUPPORT THE MILITARY COMMUNITY

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Victory Services Club

Victory Services Club (VSC)

We are very proud of the Respite and Welfare initiative that we offer, which provides a stay in the Capital for nominated personnel of all ranks. These breaks are intended to offer welcome respite for personnel wounded or injured on Operational Service, or for individuals who have encountered a significant welfare issue.
Further information is available at this link


and the Respite and Welfare initiative brochure is available here:


MENINGITIS & SEPTICAEMIA- KNOW THE SIGNS

Friday, 11 November 2016

Trinity Insurance- Press Release


Accommodation for Veterans in Scotland

'For those residing in or who may be returning to Scotland Post-Service'​

Monday, 31 October 2016

Tesco Direct delivers to British Forces Post Office (BFPO) Addresses


Tesco are pleased to inform you that they​ are now able to deliver to British Forces Post Office locations around the globe. Go this link for more information: http://www.tesco.com/direct/bfpo/​

Friday, 7 October 2016

MOD ICE App

                                                        MOD ICE App
12 months ago the MOD ICE App was launched. The app, which has been developed by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), has now been downloaded over 25,000 times by British service personnel and their families since the launch in October 2015.

The question is: Have you downloaded yours? If not then found out how here.

Please Click Here For More Information and How to Download 


Friday, 30 September 2016

Wrexham Transition Fair


DISCOUNT: African Safari Experience
















































To pick up a leaflet- Please pop in to Kinloss HIVE.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Families Deployment Handbook

Click here for the Handbook

BBC iPlayer- TV Licence

To Find out more please visit http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/bbc-iplayer-and-the-tv-licence


Monday, 5 September 2016