Monday, 22 January 2018

Latest NHS Vacancies at the University Hospitals of North Midlands

Cheeky Monkeys Tots Group Monday's In the Beacon Tree Centre MOD Stafford

MOD Stafford Youth Club Open Monday the 22nd January 2018


The Youth Club is open Monday's
from 18.00 to 19.30hrs and Thursday's from 17.30 to 19.00hrs.

The Youth Club is situated in the old Rascals Nursery building behind the HIVE. Subs will be £1.00 per session a tuck shop is also available.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Defence Discount Service - Latest Offers - January 2018


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St John's Academy Newsletter 19/01/18

Royal British Legion - Arctic Survival Challenge - 3-10 March 2019

Carillionamey - News and Publications January 2018

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RBL - Social Isolation Project - Survey Closes 19th January 2018

The Royal British Legion is conducting research into loneliness and social isolation within the Armed Forces community.

The Legion wants to explore people’s awareness of loneliness and social isolation, how these issues are talked about and experienced within this community and ways in which we might be able to help.

If you have a connection to the Armed Forces, we would be very grateful if you would take approximately 10 minutes to complete this survey and share the link with any friends and family who also have a connection to the Armed Forces.

Please complete the survey:

There is a closing date of 19th January 2018 for the completion of the survey.

My Stage Academy - Sir Graham Balfour School Every Saturday 10.30 to 13.30

Thursday, 18 January 2018

News from BFPO

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Monday, 15 January 2018

Update from Carillion

Update from Carillion following this morning's announcement:- Housing will continue to be serviced, catering facilities run, and buildings and offices cleaned, as well as other services the company is involved in providing.
There are extensive contingency plans for dealing with issues such as this to make sure that services to personnel and their families continue to be provided to a high standard. This remains a top priority for the department.
The facilities management contracts that provide catering, cleaning and maintenance services to Defence are all joint ventures involving partners in addition to Carillion. Contractually, these partners are required to continue to deliver services if one of the other partners fails. The department remains committed to these joint ventures, and has been working with relevant partners to ensure a smooth continuation of the provision of these services.
The MOD is confident in the robustness of these arrangements and the strength of the supporting suppliers.
Where Carillion is the sole provider of services, for example for construction projects, alternative arrangements are being put into place that will not affect Service personnel.
All Service personnel should continue to use pre-existing processes to report problems, including the use of the 24/7 helpdesk telephone numbers.”

Friday, 12 January 2018

Jobs for Military Spouses: Help AFF Discover What More Needs To Be Done

Can you help AFF to delve deeper into the reasons military spouses and partners choose to, or not to, work, and the associated challenges you face?
We are working with the Warwick Institute for Employment Research to discover how we compare to our civilian counterparts when it comes to accessing and remaining in employment. To help with our research, we are seeking military spouses or partners to take part in interviews and share their employment experiences.
Volunteer to help us with this important piece of work and receive a £15 Amazon voucher for taking part.
Click here to find out more.

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Defence Discount Service - Special Offers

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Forest HolidaysSuperbreak

Defence Discount Service provides discounts both online and on the high street for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community.

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St John's Academy Newsletter 12/01/18

Toddle Tots in the Dixon Community Centre Every Monday

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Stafford Running and Wellbeing Group

Staffordshire Police Alert: Attempted Burglary, Stafford

Your latest Smart Alert.

We are appealing for witnesses to an attempted burglary at a home in Stafford on Monday (8th January).

A man entered a residential property on Charnley Road at around 3.15pm
The offender, who was disturbed by the occupant, is described as a white male, of medium build with muscular arms, approximately 5ft 5ins, aged between 30-40 years with shoulder length blonde hair and a long blonde beard. He wore a black short sleeved t-shirt, black jeans and polished black boots.

An investigation to identify the man is now underway and anyone who recognises his description is asked to contact us on 101, quoting incident 465 of 8 January, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Staffordshire Smart Alert - Advice: Safeguarding - Be activity wise - Advice for activity leaders

Your latest Smart Alert.
As the safety of children is everyone's business, the voluntary sector, Stoke-on-Trent Safeguarding Children Board and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board have put together some advice for anyone working or volunteering with children and young people so that they are:
  • are able to recognise child abuse and be alert to potential indicators of abuse or abusers
  • have greater confidence in their ability to communicate appropriately with a child or young person
  • share information with others to help inform a good understanding or assessment of a child's or young person's circumstances
  • know how to work together and communicate well with parents or carers.
There is lots of information and training available on safeguarding children that would help support you in your role as an activity leader.
If you lead activities with children and young people, don't forget to C.H.E.C.K. your safeguarding responsibilities:
  • Are you confident that you're qualified to lead the activity?
  • Do you have a history of leading similar activities, and any supporting references?
  • Are you experienced in working with children and young people?
  • Have you undergone any necessary police checks?
  • Do you have a good knowledge of your safeguarding responsibilities?
For more advice, visit your local safeguarding children board website:

Carillionamey - Service Families Accommodation: Self Help Video Guides: Boilers, Radiators & Electricity

CarillionAmey Self Help Guide - Boilers

CarillionAmey Self Help Guide - Radiators

CarillionAmey Self Help Guide - Electricity

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NHS - Use The Right Service

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Pharmacists can advise on a wide range of common illnesses and ailments: