Thursday, 29 September 2016

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC)



When families experience incidents at home while loved ones are

serving overseas it is very important that everyone is aware of the
process in place that can facilitate their immediate return home.

This short Families Brief is to explain the role the Joint Casualty
and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) undertakes 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year to help families when incidents
occur involving Service Personnel or someone at home.


For further information contact:
Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
Tel: 01452 519951

Make a Success of Civilian Life with the Career Transition Partnership

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

HM Forces Bovis Homes offer


Click HERE to view and/or download the leaflet

Monday, 26 September 2016

Stafford Sports and Performance Academy

















































Stafford Sports and Performance Academy "Free" Street Cheer at Blessed William Howard High School


Stafford Preparatory School and Stafford Grammar School













Stafford Grammar School and Stafford Preparatory School offer an exceptional education with an outstanding level of pastoral care, providing the encouragement and support necessary to enable every individual to fulfil his or her potential. We believe that everyone can be successful and our ethos of traditional values aims to teach our pupils the value of hard work and discipline within a happy and caring environment.
The School has built a formidable academic reputation and is now an established centre of excellence at all levels including admission to top universities.  In summer 2014, 60% of GCSE results were A*/A; 72% of A level results were A*-B grades. The School is always rated as one of the top schools in Staffordshire in the Government league tables published annually.
A wide variety of sports is taught at Stafford Grammar School. Our teams have an enviable record of competitive success, winning local, county, regional and national competitions and individuals regularly secure places in county teams. Sporting excellence at Stafford Grammar School is also demonstrated by individuals achieving success in several sports at national level such as in swimming, athletics and football.
Our students excel at the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, each year achieving more Silver and Gold Awards than all the other schools in the area.
Music performance is exceptional with opportunities to contribute to the concert band, big band, choirs, instrumental groups and orchestra. Music concerts are held regularly at school and at various local venues including a recent performance at the Birmingham Symphony Hall. This summer our concert band will be touring in Spain following very successful tours in France and Italy.
The Preparatory School educates children between the ages of 4 and 11 in the grounds of Stafford Grammar School. Lessons are taught principally by specialist primary teachers, with Stafford Grammar School staff teaching subjects such as science, design technology, music, ICT and P.E. to the key stage 2 pupils.
Activity beyond the classroom is plentiful – competitive sport, a wide variety of music and outdoor education, all complemented by clubs and educational visits which enrich the curriculum.
Our aim is to give our pupils an exciting and challenging education which fosters an enthusiasm for learning and prepares them for further education and employment in the best possible way.

Parents and pupils are encouraged to visit Stafford Grammar School or Stafford Preparatory School by prior appointment on any school day.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Your latest Smart Alert.

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Your latest Smart Alert.

Two burglaries have been reported on the MOD estate.

Jewellery was stolen from a property in Tedder Road when offenders smashed a rear window before letting themselves in using a key that had been left in the back door and there was a similar incident at a property in Ellington Avenue although it's not known what was stolen from there.

The burglaries occurred sometime during the evening of Thursday 22 September and anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 803 or 848 of 22 September.

Could you also please be on your guard and make sure your properties are as secure as possible at all times and that all keys are kept out of sight when not being used.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

After Military Service


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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Do you live in Staffordshire and have a child/children under the age of 18?

Below are links to two questionnaires which will take no more than 5 minutes of your time. Your participation will help enormously in providing data for a funding application. If you are eligible to take part, and respond before the end of September 2016, you will be entered into a draw for a £100 Amazon voucher as a thank you for your time.

The Signals Regiment is representing the Army as a partner on a funding bid, alongside The University of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire County Council and key employers in the region. The application is to the Department for Education for permission and funding to build and open a brand new University Technical College (UTC) in Stafford, offering 14-18 year olds specialist technical education alongside the national curriculum. The new UTC will teach the national curriculum, with a particular emphasis on STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

The application requires us to show whether parents would support the establishment of this type of school in Staffordshire and also if potential pupils would want to attend a specialist school such as this. We would be extremely grateful if you and your child(ren) would complete one of the following online surveys:

For parents of children under the age of 18:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parentsofpupils
For pupils under the age of 18, to be completed with adult supervision:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/schoolpupils

About CivvyStreet

Civvy Street
CivvyStreet is a free online service supported by The Royal British Legion to help anyone from the Forces community throughout their career in civilian life. The service provides a wealth of information, interactive services, resources and links to employers and service organisations who can help you and your family during transition from the Armed Forces or at any time throughout your civilian career.

Who is CivvyStreet for?

CivvyStreet is for members, service providers and employers.

Members

CivvyStreet is for anyone who has served in the UK Armed Services (regular or reserves). It is also for their widows, widowers, partners and dependants. Anyone with an Armed Services connection can apply to become a registered and approved member of CivvyStreet. Membership is validated against Armed Services number and branch. Once registered - members become life long members, meaning the CivvyStreet Partnership

Service Providers

CivvyStreet is also for organisations who provide services to serving and former members of the UK Armed Services and their dependants – especially learning and work related services. These organisations can become partners of CivvyStreet, accredited to provide information, advice and guidance services. Partners benefit from a high profile portal through which they can offer their specialised services to CivvyStreet members.

Employers

CivvyStreet can help Employers to find suitable recruits from the ex-Service community who are already skilled and able.  Not only can employers post vacancies on the site and search CVs but vacancies can be matched to suitable candidates who are notified to respond to the vacancy.

More Information

If you want to find out more about a service run by one of our partners, you will find their contact details in the CivvyStreet directory of partners' services.
Please contact CivvyStreet direct if you have a suggestion or comment about anything on the website.
You can write, phone, fax or email

Monday, 19 September 2016

Friday, 16 September 2016

The Dog Man Stafford is offering a 10% Military Discount off First Lesson





















They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. I certainly believe they can be – with the right training of course.
That’s where The Dog Man can help.
Through my 1-2-1 programme, I work alongside dog owners in Staffordshire to build confidence and develop practical handling skills.
As a former police dog handler, trainer and ex-military man with more than 20 years of experience, there isn’t much I haven’t seen.
At the heart of what I do is knowledge. I understand how an animal learns, whether it’s a Great Dane or a Chihuahua.
So if you are looking for a happy and well-behaved family pet to be proud of, then call on The Dog Man.

The Dog Man is currently offering a 10% discount to military personnel through The Stafford Hive. Clickhere to find out more…

Ingestre Park Golf Club


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

Friday, 9 September 2016

Thursday, 8 September 2016

FREE Travel for Service Personnel on Transport for London Services

Transport For London (TfL) has confirmed that their concession which permits Service personnel in uniform free travel on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail services is still in place. 

Please note personnel should be in full uniform, including hat and be in possession of their Service ID card.

This information might be useful for personnel attending events for Battle of Britain anniversary, London Poppy Day and Remembrance.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

14 Day Observation Form

Please make sure that you complete your 14 Day Observation Report within the 14 day period after moving into your Service Family Accommodation. 

The form is not for reporting maintenance repairs but as a record for future reference. Make sure that you include anything you have identified that was not picked up at your Move In, and that you do not wish to be charged for when it comes to your Move Out. This includes stains on carpets, chips in skirting boards and damage to kitchen units etc. Do not include items that can be repaired, such as a dripping tap. 

These should be reported to the Helpdesk: 0800 707 6000. 

MoneyForce Homefinder Tool

Leaving the Services?  Where can you afford to live?  Click HERE to try Moneyforce's Homefinder tool to see.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Nuffield Centre

Britannia Bridge

Nuffield Centre – North Wales


All members of the UK Regular and Reserve Forces (including UOTC and Cadet adults, 
but not Cadets) are entitled to use the Nuffield Centre and its recreational facilities 
at JSMTC.  Dependants of those members listed above may use the Nuffield Centre 
in a non-entitled capacity.  MOD Civil Servants and other civilians who have a very close
connection with the Services may also be authorised by CO JSMTC to use these 
Service welfare and recreational facilities.

Visit the website at www.nuffieldanglesey.org.uk

Friday, 2 September 2016

Staffordshire Cares Information Guides


Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council have produced a selection of guides for residents & armed forces families moving into Staffordshire. The guides have been designed to highlight the 10 top information you need to be aware of.  They are user friendly and are intended to help new residents to live well and stay safe in Staffordshire, the cover topics such as;
  •    Education and Learning
  •    Healthcare
  •    Housing
  •    Looking After Your Money
  •    Police & Crime Prevention
  •    Practical Information for Living in the UK
  •    Public and Community Services
  •    Support for Families and Young People
  •    Travel and Transport
  •    Work
We hope that you will find the guides a useful resource:
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/community/armed-forces/Staffordshire-Cares-Information-Guides.aspx













Thursday, 1 September 2016