Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Armed Forces Community - New Challenge, New Beginnings

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New Carillion Amey Website

If you live in SFA, them make sure you have a look at the new Carillion website.  

It has all you need to know about:

Access the new Carillion Amey website HERE


AFF Reassured About Housing Safety For Army families

Following the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London, the Army families Federation (AFF) has approached the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), to clarify whether multi-storey Service Families Accommodation (SFA) features any external cladding, which would potentially present a fire risk.

Safety assured
DIO checked the position of this issue and were able to inform AFF that multi-storey buildings are predominantly brick construction. The external wall insulation used on recent energy efficiency upgrades to military housing has also been confirmed as meeting all relevant building and fire regulations.

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder said, “Ensuring the safety of our Army families is paramount and AFF has received assurances of safety from all relevant parties involved. DIO has also advised us that a review will now be carried out of all non-habitable areas such as stairwells, plant rooms and communal areas, to confirm the safety of the Army families living there.”

Contact AFF
If families are at all concerned about safety in their SFA, they should contact housing maintenance and repairs contractor CarillionAmey (CA) directly on 0800 707 6000 or contact AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder on

To find out more about AFF’s work in support of Army families, visit

Little Troopers Launch New App

Little Troopers Treasures is a free, easy to use app that can make story time precious every day and will ensure children never miss a bedtime story from their parents again; they can watch the recordings over and over whenever they miss their mummy or daddy.

For further details please click HERE

Are Your Travel Vaccinations Up To Date?

If you're planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

Please click HERE to find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Hello From Home - Activity Book for The Under 9's

If Mum or Dad are deployed or working away from home and you have younger children, get hold of a copy of the Hello From Home activity book. 

The book contains many useful activities for a child to get involved with their parent’s deployment and different ways of keeping in touch. Also included are colouring in charts, postcards and stickers. 

Call in to the HIVE for your free copy.

The Rise Trust - North Wiltshire Children's Centre Programme

Gov.UK - The law on leaving your child home alone

The law doesn’t say an age when you can leave a child on their own, but it’s an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk. Use your judgement on how mature your child is before you decide to leave them alone, eg at home or in a car.
  • children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long period of time
  • children under 16 shouldn’t be left alone overnight
  • babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone

Parents can be prosecuted if they leave a child unsupervised ‘in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health

Defence Discount Service: Nissan Qashqai Discount

Military Children Resource Pack For Primary Schools

Our brand new Little Troopers at School Primary School resource pack has over 30 specially created resources to help schools talk about the military in class and provide specific support to military children who may experience separation and moving schools.
The pack contains printed resources & a fully loaded USB stick to make life easy for teachers. The pack costs £59.99 and there's £10 off for the first 50 packs ordered when you use the code LTS10

North Wiltshire Children's Centre Programme

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Services Cotswold Centre

The Services Cotswold Centre (SCC) is a tri-service facility managed by Headquarters Army Welfare Service (AWS) and funded by Headquarters Support Commands (HQ Sp Comd) on behalf of the MOD. It provides short term transit accommodation for service personnel, their spouses, civil partners and families.

The SCC accommodation comprises of 60 self contained chalet style homes and is located near Corsham, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom.

To Book Telephone: civilian 01225 810 358, military (9)4382 4521

Armed Forces Dependents' Business Start-Up Programme

Please click HERE for more information

Monday, 12 June 2017

Horse Riding School and Livery - Rein and Shine

We are a highly commended riding school, incorporating a livery, offering high quality, professional and friendly horse riding services for all the family.

The riding school offers private, semi private and group lessons with British Horse Society qualified people. We welcome all ages and abilities and we include beginners and experienced riders. If you like horses and ponies and just wondered what it might be like to ride, then we can introduce you to this amazing sport. Just contact us anytime.

Plan Your Future Today by Putting Power Of Attorney in Place

M4 Karting - Military Discount Available

M4 Karting, the Premier Indoor Karting and Mini Moto Centre in the South West

Big White Wall Free Support To For Veterans, Serving Personnel And Their Families

Click HERE for full details

10 tips on the top causes of tooth decay in children and how to avoid them.

Sweets, fizzy drinks and bottles

Establishing good habits can help your child avoid oral health problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease

What is Slapped cheek

 Slapped Cheek Rash

After a few days, a distinctive bright red rash on both cheeks (the so-called "slapped cheeks") normally appears, although adults may not get this.

 By the time this rash develops, the condition is no longer contagious.

After another few days, a light pink rash may also appear on the chest, stomach, arms and thighs. 
This often has a raised, lace-like appearance and may be itchy.

The rashes will normally fade within a week or two, although occasionally the body rash may come and go for a few weeks after the infection has passed. 
This can be triggered by exercise, heat, anxiety or stress.

Click HERE For More Information

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Over 50? Would You Like To Improve Your IT Skills?

Have you lived overseas supporting your Service Spouse/Civil Partner?

National Insurance credits for partners of Armed Forces personnel overseas after 6 April 1975 are available for you to claim.

Did you know that spouses and civil partners of Armed Forces personnel posted overseas can fill gaps in their National Insurance record?

Don't miss out on qualifying for a full state pension because you have spent years living overseas supporting your Serving Person.

For further information see HERE

Check your National Insurance Record HERE 

Need Help To Stop Smoking?

Wiltshire Stop Smoking Service is the most effective way to quit for good – in fact with our help you’ll be up to four times more likely to succeed.

Please Click HERE 
To Find Your Nearest Support

Skin rashes in babies Visual Guide

It's normal for babies to develop rashes from as early as a few days old, as their sensitive skin adapts to a different environment. Most rashes are harmless and go away on their own.

Recognising Childhood Illnesses

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.
Please Click HERE For A Visual Guide

Volunteers Required For Alabare

Alabare are a charity that support vulnerable and homeless people, they help transform lives, by providing accommodation and helping them to gain skills, confidence and opportunities.

They need volunteers at the Wilton Emporium, to sort donations, help customers, minor repairs to furniture, bicycle upcycling, furniture upcyling and PAT testing small items and white goods.

Please call Lynn on 01722 744111

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Are You Aware Of The Units In Your Drink?

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Care After Combat

Care after Combat are a UK based charity providing professional assistance for the well-being of Veterans and their family.

Please Click HERE For More Information

Hartbeeps Every Thursday At Lyneham Methodist Church

              Click HERE To Book Your Place 

Monday, 5 June 2017

Accidents Can Be Prevented

For Information On Child Safety Please Click HERE

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Healthy Eating To Make You Look and Feel Your Best

Find out how to achieve, a healthy nutritious diet to help you look and feel your best.

For further information please click HERE