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Friday, 22 December 2017

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Norovirus - Know How To Protect Your Family

For more information please click HERE

Lifeworks Courses Planned for 2018

Crafty Little Troopers

Crafty Little Troopers is a free activity sheet initiative giving you lots of easy ideas to be creative! Many are military or deployment themed but some are seasonal.

This month we have Christmas activities; cards, wrapping paper, biscuit decorating and salt dough decorations. please send us your photos of your creations. Download the sheets HERE

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2017

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

AWS Re-Start Programme

In partnership with QA Consulting, Sage and Experis, Amazon Web Services have developed a customised training, mentoring and job placement scheme that will equip you with the skills and confidence to perform technology roles at various levels of expertise. Qualifying applicants who are eligible for the AWS re:Start programme include: Service leavers, reservists, veterans, cadets, cadet force adult volunteers and spouses of all these groups.

For further information

SSAFA's Wounded Injured and Sick (WIS) Transitional Mentoring Service

SSAFA Mentoring helps injured, wounded or sick service men and women transition to civilian life. We empower every person we mentor to reach their full potential in their new lives and careers outside the military.

SSAFA provides long-term. face-to-face support during and after transition. Our mentoring partnerships are also independent to the chain of command, so they complement the support people receive from their military unit. Mentors will support you to achieve your personal goals however big or small as you move into civilian life

Transitioning out of the Forces back onto Civvy Street can be a daunting prospect for some, due to a sudden loss of support network and familiar surroundings.

A new life away from the military can prove to be very different challenge for ex-personnel – especially when that new challenge has come around unexpectedly due to becoming wounded, injured or sick.

The task of settling back into civilian life is made all the more difficult by an injury or illness, which is where SSAFA’s Wounded Injured and Sick (WIS) Transitional Mentoring Service comes into play.

Easy Resettlement Magazine - Winter Issue Online Now

To read this issue online

Friday, 15 December 2017

Service Pupil Premium - Updated information 2018

This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England.

If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300.

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral support during challenging times; this could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service, to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 18 January 2018 and children must be registered with the school before this date.

Carillionamey: Tempo Weekly Update 14 December 2017

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Housing Matters: Winter Issue Online Now

to read online

Military Wives 'Missing Out' On Up To £30,000 Of Pension

Wives or partners of those who have served abroad in the armed forces may be missing out on pension payments worth thousands of pounds.

Last year the government launched a scheme to offer National Insurance Credits to 20,000 military spouses.

But following a Freedom of Information Request, insurance firm Royal London discovered that fewer than 4,000 people have applied for it so far.

The payments could be worth up to £30,000 over the course of retirement.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Updated Service Leaver's Guide Online

The Service Leaver's Guide
has been updated

CLICK HERE to view the booklet online

AFF Survey: Does the Army Families' Offer Meet the Needs of the Modern Army Family?

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is appealing to all Army families to take their latest survey and say whether they feel the package offered to them eases the impact that Service life can have. 

Quest Resettlement Magazine - December Issue Online Now

To read or download this issue


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the  UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health.

For almost a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, we provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict. On the phone and online. In the community and at our treatment centres.

We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to help them take on the future.

For further information, to ask for help or to volunteer your services, CLICK HERE

Carillionamey: Tempo Update 23 November 2017

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Little Troopers: Little Treasures

Little Troopers Treasures is a project LTT partnered with Harper Collins, to bring children's books to forces families, currently there are nine books available to record.

The service family downloads the app then creates a family login, the service person then logs in wherever they may be (WIFI needed) or before they go away and records some stories, the app captures their face, voice and the book pages.

Once done the app zips up the story with lots of love and immediately the service child can go to the Little Trooper mode of the family login and there will be a surprise story waiting! They can watch the stories, or listen, over and over again.

JSHAO Briefings - 2018 Calendar

To view, download or print the complete calendar

Friday, 17 November 2017

Joining Forces Credit Union

To download and print this flyer

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Carillionamey: Tempo Update 16 November 2017

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Career Opportunity: Rail Services Engineering (South East)

Ex-military can train to become rail services engineers. As a service engineer you will find and repair faults and maintain their fleet of modern trains. The company has depots in South London (Selhurst) and Brighton.

Starting Salary

£34,492 salary for roles inside London (including London weighting)

£30,546 salary for roles outside of London

For further details

Quest Magazine - November Issue Online NOW

To read, download or print this issue

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Recruit for Spouses: Employment Opportunity, London

For further information about this vacancy

To view all vacancies on the Recruit for Spouses website

Friday, 20 October 2017

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Monday, 9 October 2017

New Fitness Club - Windsor

Come along for a FREE trial on Thursday 19th October

Friday, 22 September 2017

Families Together 2

With Such High demand for a Families Together Group another one will be running starting Monday 6th November. Booking forms are in Windsor HIVE Booking is essential.
Thank you

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.

To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.

A link to the report can be found on the gov.uk website

SFA - Compensation Scheme

How to Claim 6. For a missed appointment, the occupant must apply using the appropriate template form via DIO SD Accommodation intranet site within 14 days of the occurrence, or via SFA external gov.uk website with the required structured information within the same timeframe. Evidence must be provided to support the claim (where available). 7. For significant defects at move in, the details must be captured at that time on the Occupancy 1 Form, (or alternative Move in Form for those in SSFA) and must include the IP and/or DIO agreed course of action. It is therefore important that Service personnel (or their nominated proxy) take care to ensure that any significant defects are properly and accurately recorded, including, if appropriate, photographic evidence. In addition to capturing the detail during the move in appointment occupants must apply, within 14 days of the occurrence, using the template form on the DIO SD Accommodation intranet site, or, via SFA external website with the required structured information. 8. If you have access to DII, then claims for compensation should be submitted on the template form available at the following link (MOD systems only): NB: Please open the compensation form using Internet Explorer (IE) as your browser - not Google Chrome: http://defenceintranet.diif.r.mil.uk/libraries/3/Docs6/20170117.1/SFA-CustomerCompensation-Scheme-Form.xsn If you don’t have access to DII, then a compensation claim can be made by email. Email the DIO SFA Customer Compensation team setting out your compensation claim so that you include: • The date of the appointment you are claiming for. • Your name and telephone number. • The SFA address relating to your compensation claim. • The reason for your claim i.e. either a missed appointment or a significant defect(s) at move in. • Any additional information to support your claim (including any photographic evidence). For claims relating to missed appointments, please provide Job Reference Number, date and time of notification of postponement/cancellation by contractor along with any other relevant details. If the claim is relating to significant defect(s) at move in please provide E1132 reference number, details of issues identified and any other action taken. Any emails not containing all of this information will not be accepted by the DIO SFA Customer Compensation team. Late claims will not be accepted. Please send your completed email to: DIOSDAccn-CCT@mod.uk

Group Opening Dates - Windsor

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Keeping Pets in your SFA - Please Read

If you want to keep a pet in your Service family accommodation (SFA), you will need to get permission first.
Keeping chickens If you’re thinking of keeping chickens, we’ll need to access your property to make sure it’s suitable. Give us a call on 0800 707 6000.

For further information CLICK HERE

Carillionamey: Customer Translator Service

Did you know that Carillionamey has 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.

If you need the service, or know someone who would benefit, call the Carillionamey Helpdesk on 0800 707 6000 and state the language you need when you’re through to an advisor.  The advisor will then get a translator on the line.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Families Federations seek vital transition feedback from military families

The Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations have today launched their joint Transition Survey.

The federations are inviting military families to take part in sharing their views and experiences to help make a difference to Forces families.

Library and Resident Service Advisors – Mobile Library Driver

We have a number of very exciting opportunities in the Library and Resident Services Face to Face Team. We are looking for candidates who can drive a 7 ton vehicle and who also have excellent customer care skills along with an interest in books and reading. You will be delivering frontline services to library and council customers, serving and assisting visitors to the libraries and service hubs, joining new members, shelving returned items and assisting with a range of council and other information enquiries. 
For more information CLICK HERE

Monday, 4 September 2017