Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017

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.

Welfare Communications Everywhere


Welfare Communications Everywhere, or WelComE, provides all UK service personnel deployed on ‘welfare-entitled’ deployments and exercises with publically funded calls, voicemail and internet access.
For any questions regarding the WelComE service, please contact the WelComE Customer Contact Centre (WCCC) for more information (open from Monday - Friday 06:00 to 22:00 (UK)) by emailing customer.support@mywelcome.co.uk



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Forces Travel - Disney on Ice London



DIO- SFA Compensation Scheme


National Careers Service



National Careers Service information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.


LifeWorks Families: Free Support Service to Help Military Spouses and Partners Get the Job they Want



WHO IS IT FOR?

It is available to all spouses and partners of any serving (or recently discharged) member of the Armed Forces, including Reserves.

LifeWorks Families will help you:

1. DISCOVER THE CAREER THAT SUITS YOU

2. COPE WITH CHANGE IN LOCATION OR SITUATION

3. SEARCH & APPLY FOR JOBS

Develop key skills and tools, including: job searching, C.V. writing, interview skills, application forms.

You don't have to come on a course to get support from us. If you're a spouse or partner of someone currently serving in the British Armed Forces and are looking for work, you can call us to get free employment support over the phone or online. Find out more.....

Carillionamey: Language Line



Did you know that Carillionamey have a Language Line?

They subscribe to a service called Language Line, which allows them to create a three way call with a customer who isn’t fluent in our language and may require an interpreter.
 Read more: Carillionamey

Career Transition Partnership (CTP): Resettlement Guides


The CTP Resettlement Guides include useful reference documents, articles for further reading and comprehensive listings of links to external sites relevant to each topic. Some guides also include checklists to highlight the key points. Save the checklists to myPlan and use them as reminders of actions to be taken as you progress through your resettlement. The CTP Editorial team are adding new content regularly to provide you with pertinent information on all areas of resettlement.


Future Accommodation Model (FAM) - What you Need to Know


The Ministry of Defence is exploring how it can provide armed forces personnel with more choice of housing and meet their aspirations for home ownership.

The Future Accommodation Model information has been updated on the 1 August 2017.   

To access this information please use the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-accommodation-model-what-you-need-to-know

Royal British Legion - Civvystreet on-Line Job Vacancies


In response to feedback from registered users, CivvyStreet has launched a dedicated Jobs Board for the Ex-Service community. Civvystreetjobs.com provides enhancements to the jobs board within the main CivvyStreet site and makes it easier to search for jobs that match your needs. Further enhancements are to follow and many more employers are registering with lots more vacancies.

This month, CivvyStreet registered employers have posted 300+ new jobs already. These are jobs that employers would specifically like to recruit candidates from the Service community.

Please CLICK HERE to access many great job vacancies up on the CivvyStreet jobs board.

New Defence Discount Service Website NOW LIVE




  • Search for local discounts
  • Search By - search by company, category or phrase
  • New Support Features - easier to find the answers you are looking for, see your vault codes and easier to interact with them

Royal British Legion and Shelter - Veterans Housing Advice


Easy Resettlement Magazine Autumn 2017


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Staffordshire Police Smart Alert - Car Key Burglaries





We are reminding residents to be on their guard and to review home and vehicle security following a number of burglaries where offenders have targeted the property with a view to stealing the keys and vehicle at the property.

We would urge residents to ensure their property is secure at all times, including all doors and windows and that items of value and keys are stored away out of view.

Offenders often target properties with high value/high performance vehicles on the driveway however this is not always the case!

If keys are visible through windows and doors then offenders will break in; take the keys and make off in the vehicle.

Let's not make it easy for them!

If you have any information which could assist us with our enquiries, please contact us on 101 or anonymously via crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

For more home and vehicle security advice and information please visit the force website at www.staffordshire.police.uk/crimeprevention.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Changes To Childcare Vouchers





Are you prepared for the changes to Childcare Vouchers? In early 2017, the Government is planning to start rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, a new initiative for working parents which will soon replace the current Childcare Voucher Scheme.

If you sign up for Childcare Vouchers before April 2018 you can remain on the scheme, and will be able to choose which is more cost-effective for you and your family.
If you are not currently taking Childcare Vouchers, you should consider joining now to have the choice later when the changes occur. Click Here for more information

Monday, 4 September 2017

Jobs at the Royal British Legion




The Royal British Legion employs over 1500 people based at locations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Legion endeavours to employ individuals available who best meet the job requirements and have empathy with our mission and values.
The Legion can offer a competitive package including:
  • Life Assurance
  • Group Pension Fund
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Employee Assistance Helpline
  • Childcare Vouchers
If you have a query regarding any of our job vacancies, please email jobs@britishlegion.org.uk
Click HERE to see latest vacancies

Army Families Federation (AFF). DIO to review CAAS location data



We’re delighted to be able to report that DIO will now be reviewing some of the factors affecting proposed changes to Army families’ final CAAS band, specifically relating to location.
These changes were first reported a few months ago, and the original timeline for implementation of these largely increased charges, based on CAAS location factors, was to be from September 2017, giving families at least 93 days’ notice.
It’s become apparent that in order to ensure that the data is accessible to families, some of the factors, including the broadband baseline, required further investigation.
As a result, no changes to final CAAS bands due to location will now be made until 1 April 2018, once the review has been completed, families will be notified, still giving the original amount of 93 days’ notice of any changes to the final CAAS band. The charges will not be backdated.
For those families already at the final CAAS band, an adjustment will be made to that banding, and for those still transitioning SFA, the location factors will be taken into account and the final band for charge will be amended.
No letters will be sent to SFA regarding the location review and any associated CAAS band changes until the review is finished.
AFF’s been working hard to help bring about this development and we’re pleased that DIO has taken our concerns on board and is working to try to make the process simpler.
Find out more Contact our AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder athousing@aff.org.uk

Union Jack Club Afternoon Tea



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Union Jack Club Early December Offer



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Enjoy Your Weekend at the Union Jack Club



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Union Jack Club West End Magic!


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Friday, 1 September 2017

Staffordshire Armed Forces Community Covenant


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Please follow the link below for Armed Forces Community Covenant

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/afcc

Staffordshire Police - Advice: Car Key Burglaries






Your latest Smart Alert.

We are reminding residents to be on their guard and to review home and vehicle security following an increase in the number of burglaries where offenders have targeted the property with a view to stealing the keys and vehicle at the property.

We would urge residents to ensure their property is secure at all times, including all doors and windows and that items of value and keys are stored away out of view.

Offenders often target properties with high value/high performance vehicles on the driveway however this is not always the case! If keys are visible through windows and doors then offenders will break in; take the keys and make off in the vehicle.

Let's not make it easy for them!

If you have any information which could assist us with our enquiries, please contact us on 101 or anonymously via crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For more home and vehicle security advice and information please visit the force website at www.staffordshire.police.uk/crimeprevention.