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
Tel: 01452 519951

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:
For pupils under the age of 18, to be completed with adult supervision:

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Help To Buy Information

To Read The Latest Issue Of The Help To Buy Guide Please click here.

Monday, 12 September 2016

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.

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:

Thursday, 1 September 2016