Monday, 31 October 2016

EMR Recruitment


Royal British Legion Support




























GET SUPPORT



The Royal British Legion provide practical support to serving men and women, 
veterans (ex-Service of all ages) and their families.
 Explore how we can help you and get in touch for advice, information and guidance at http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-support/

We're here to serve you

Friday, 28 October 2016

MOD Veterans UK - Changes to Helpline Opening Hours

Changes to our helpline opening hours take effect on Monday 31 October 2016.

The opening hours for the Veterans UK helpline service will change to 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Analysis has shown that there are relatively few calls received in the early morning and evening and so the service has been re-organised to make more advisers available during our busiest times.

Callers phoning outside of these hours will still be offered an option to speak to our partners in the charities Combat Stress or The Samaritans where urgent assistance is needed.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Recruit for Spouses


If you would like to access the Recruit for Spouses website please use the link below:


Recruit for Spouses



















Website link;

Website “register with us”  link ;

Single Persons Accommodation Centre


What is SPACES?
Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services, SPACES, is a housing advice and placement service for veterans.
SPACES targets the most vulnerable of Service leavers, regardless of rank, length of service, or reason for discharge.  The SPACES office is located within The Beacon at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.
You’ll find:
    • The SPACES office is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with answerphone service out-of-hours.
    • Helps to secure appropriate accommodation when you leave the Armed Forces to reduce the risk of homelessness or rough sleeping.
    • Help to find accommodation no matter where you are located across the UK.
    • Support from up to 12 months prior to discharge if you have housing concern (the SPACES team will maintain contact with you until suitable accommodation is secured).
    • All information treated in strict confidence.
    • Advice and referrals to other specialist agencies if required,
    • If you are married or a single parent, we will direct you to the Joint Service Housing Advice Office.
    • Information to assist Foreign & Commonwealth Service personnel with housing needs.
    • Optional referral to Riversides’ Care and Support bespoke accommodation centres for single veterans.

The State Boarding School Association


Friday, 21 October 2016

Thursday, 20 October 2016

BBC iPlayer – TV Licence

A change in the law – You need a TV Licence for BBC iPlayer
As of 1 September 2016, a change in the law means you need to be covered by a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on demand - including catch up TV - on BBC iPlayer. This applies to all devices, including a smart TV, desktop computer or laptop, mobile phone, tablet, digital box or games console. 

TV Licence: Armed Forces Personnel

Find out how to check if you need a TV Licence when you’re on base, what it covers and how much it costs.


A TV Licence is not included in your monthly food and accommodation charges. In Ministry of Defence (MOD) living accommodation, on or off base, you need to be covered by a TV Licence if you watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV – on any device. That includes TVs, computers, tablets, mobile phones, games consoles, digital boxes and DVD/VHS recorders.
It’s your responsibility to check if you need a TV Licence and buy one if you do. The Ministry of Defence fully supports us in applying the law regarding TV Licensing. If we find evidence you’re watching TV illegally, you risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.
A TV Licence costs £145.50. You can spread the cost with a Direct Debit or pay in one go.

Armed Forces Covenant - Employment and Pension Support




X-Forces Business Start-Up Support for the Armed Forces and their Families





















HELPING YOU BE THE BEST IN BUSINESS

We support ex-forces and their families to start up businesses by providing
 them with Loans, Mentoring and Support

SERVICE LEAVERS : VETERANS : RESERVISTS : SPOUSES : FAMILY : CADETS

To view the X-Forces information brochure on-line please click HERE

To find out more visit the X-Forces website.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Veterans Low Cost Home Ownership Ladder

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Forces Additional Needs and Disability e-Newsletter



Forces Resettlement Guide - What next?


Carillionamey - Combating Condensation in Your Service Family Accommodation

Take immediate action if you notice any condensation or mould:

Condensation is the water produced when warm moist air or steam meets a cold surface such as windows, walls or floors. You might think that you have leaking windows or damp, but condensation can often be a problem in new or newly refurbished houses – with draught free windows and efficient heating. To control condensation and any associated mould, sources of water vapour need to be reduced to a minimum, whilst establishing the right balance between heating and ventilation. 

If you have taken all of the actions in the diagram below and you believe the issue is due to maintenance or the condition of the property, such as a damaged roof or guttering, please contact the CarillionAmey Helpdesk on 0800 707 6000 option 1

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Storybook Soldiers

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HELLO from HOME Packs are Available at the HIVE







































HELLO  FROM  HOME  PACKS  ARE  AVAILABLE  AT  THE STAFFORD  HIVE  PLEASE  CALL IN  TO  COLLECT ONE.

Career Transition Partnership

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Please click on the link below to view the following useful CTP Leaflets:

  • CV Writing Tips
  • What your employment consultant can do for you
  • What your career consultant can do for you
  • Getting maximum benefit from employment fairs
  • CTP course booking and information centre

CTP Information Leaflets

To visit the CTP website, please click on the link below:
https://www.ctp.org.uk/

Friday, 7 October 2016

MOD ICE App - Have you Downloaded Yours yet??


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.

Service Complaints Ombudsman

Curbside Gaming offers 10% Discount for Armed Forces

We offer a 10% discount for Armed Forces and will attend families days, Mess functions and charity events.

Forces Help to Buy Scheme Extended



The Secretary of State for Defence today announced the excellent news that the very popular Forces Help To Buy scheme will be extended into 2018. As you will be aware, the scheme which was launched in 2014, allows serving military personnel to borrow up to half their salary up to a cap of £25,000, interest free over ten years so they can buy their first home, extend a current one or move up the property ladder.


The news is featured on the Armed Forces Covenant website https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/housing-development/ and includes comments from L/Cpl Baffour Asante whose family has benefited from the scheme.

For more information on the Scheme please click on the link below: