Wednesday, 20 December 2017

NHS GP Appointments Available Over The Festive Period


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Vacancy - Registration Officer Ceremonies


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KEEP COMMS OPEN


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Veterans Gateway

Monday, 18 December 2017

Domestic abuse: guidance and support for the armed forces community



Abuse includes domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. Find out where to get help, how you can support a friend and how to recognise the signs of abuse in the articles below.

A concerned family or friend?

It can be difficult to know what to do if you suspect a friend or neighbour is a victim of domestic abuse. Advice on how to help and support a friend is available on the Women's Aid and mankind websites.

In an emergency always call 999. It is important to report any incident of domestic abuse where a child is present, or where the woman is pregnant, to the local authority Children’s Social Care Services at county level to ensure the children’s safety.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Updated Service Leaver's Guide Online

The Service Leaver's Guide
has been updated

To View The Booklet Online

In Case of Emergency App - MOD ICE

The JCCC app is called MOD ICE and provides a simple ‘click and call’ facility that will direct you to the best person, or organisation, to contact when faced with an emergency.
Only service personnel have access to
 download the app:
Ask your service person to log in To www.defencegateway.mod.uk on your device
Search for ‘JCCC MOD ICE’ in the App Store

Are You Looking For A Doctor?


















GPs deal with a whole range of health problems. They also provide health education, offer advice on smoking and diet, run clinics, give vaccinations and carry out simple surgical operations.

Swim Challenge 2018


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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Future Accommodation Model - Update

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Volunteers NEEDED For Your Kids and Youth Clubs


Aqua Tikes Baby Swimming


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Aqua Tikes swim every day of the week in many areas across the West Country including Bath, Calne and Swindon.

For lesson times and further information

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

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

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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. 

Local Full and Part-Time Support Workers Needed



Local Opportunities 

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Income Tax: Armed Forces Accommodation Allowance Exemption - Gov.uk


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If It's Not A 999 Emergency, Call 111

111 is the NHS non-emergency number.
It's fast, easy and free. 
Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

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.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Is PTSD affecting your loved one? Need support?



The Ripple Pond was set up by two mothers of seriously wounded servicemen who recognised that no similar service existed purely for adult family members, and who found strength and comfort by sharing and supporting each other through such a unique challenge. 
What sets this organisation apart is that we empower each member to seek support when they need it most, in ways that are helpful for them – whether that is via group meetings, ‘buddies’ or via our secret Facebook page.
Many members are facing similar situations and The Ripple Pond gives them a safe space, both physically and mentally, to deal with them.
Whether your loved one is currently serving full time, as a reservist, a veteran, or whether they have been officially diagnosed or not we will show you a warm welcome and support you through your challenges.

CarillionAmey - Winter Prep In Your Home If You Are Going Away

Monday, 4 December 2017

Divorce and Separation

If you find yourself needing advice on divorce or separation, here are a few useful agencies and websites that will help you to navigate through this difficult time. 


If you need to talk to someone, please visit  your Unit Welfare Team, or contact the Army Welfare Service Intake and Assessment Team:

Dry January


Dry January is Alcohol Concern’s 
flagship campaign which has 
been changing the conversation 
about alcohol
 over the past 5 years.

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Learndirect Interested In A Career in Business Admin?



Is Gambling A Problem For You?

Friday, 1 December 2017

Steer clear of morning after drink driving - download the NEW Morning After App



Financial top tips for service personnel


Service personnel and their families can experience difficulty in accessing commercial products and services due to their mobility and time spent outside the UK. This guidance provides service personnel and their families with top tips on getting a fair deal when they need to access financial services.
Includes advice on loans, credit ratings, mortgages, insurance related items and BFPO addresses.
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Links To Work - Helping People Maximise Their Full Potential

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Launch Of New Support Service For Older Veterans


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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Location Overview

Service Pupil Premium

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. 
 
You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family.  This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database. For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:
 
 
 
For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.uk or telephone: 01980 618244. 
 

Norovirus - The Winter Bug


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Send A Festive Message To Our Deployed Forces Personnel


This festive season there will be up to 10,000 British troops deployed away from home. SSAFA has teamed up with resettlement magazine, Pathfinder International, to launch a festive campaign to send them messages from their loved ones.

SSAFA and Left Right Left, the new military memories supplement inside of resettlement magazine are asking the public to submit their messages of support for personnel away on operations or detachments over the festive period. Read on...Full details

Resettlement On Your Doorstep








































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