Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Service Families Benefit from CMI Membership

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 athttp://http://www.managers.org.uk/mod-membershiphttp://www.managers.org.uk/mod-membership

New Postings and Accessing Healthcare

Healthcare advice for you and your family when relocating within the UK or returning home from an overseas posting.
If you are unsure about anything in relation to you or your family’s healthcare, you should speak to your unit or local HIVE as soon as possible.
The provision of healthcare to you and your family will depend on where you live.

Own Your Home

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Professional Guidance Launched: Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of Military Families

This week Public Health England launched professional guidance aimed at health visitors and school nurses in identification and support for military children and young people. The guidance offers clarity on the key public health issues and unique situations this group may be exposed to and how public health nurses can support as part of the universal offer. Although aimed at health visitors and school nurses, the pathway will be of interest to others working with military families including early years, schools, primary and secondary care.

You can download the guidance here:

Friday, 18 November 2016

Affordable home ownership schemes

You may be able to get financial help from the government to buy a home.
You could get:

Buying your council or housing association property

There are also schemes for council tenants and housing association tenants.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

VSC Respite and Welfare Breaks

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

Car Seat Safety & the Law

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Domestic Abuse: Guidance and Support

Information and guidance for those affected by or dealing with cases of domestic abuse in the armed forces community.

This site is for members of the armed forces community who are male or female victims, perpetrators looking to change their behaviour, military or civilian practitioners, chain of command or concerned family and friends.

A concerned family or friend?

Who can help?

Carilionamey Walk Away Cleaning and Gardening Scheme Schedule of Rates

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Amour Hair Studio Stafford Military Wives 50% Discount Voucher

In order for anyone to gain the discount all they have to do is show their ID card and if any of the family members do not have an ID card, they can just explain that they are a family members of the Armed Forces and put the family members name on the back of the leaflet as well. The Vouchers are in the HIVE so why not pop along and see Dawn.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Little Kickers Classes in Stafford

Army Welfare Service - HIVE Information Support For Military Personnel And Families.

Don't Forget.......Your HIVE can help you by finding answers to questions about many aspects of living within a military community and has useful information to help with relocating including how to apply for Service Families Accommodation, Schools, Finding Doctors and Dentists and much more. In addition, your HIVE always has up to date information about your military community and the local area. 

You can also let your HIVE Information Support Officer know of any concerns or issues you may experience and they can report relevant concerns on your behalf.

Stafford: 01785 258843 
Email: staffordhive@armymail.mod.uk