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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Just For Her Magazine FREE

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Just For Families Magazine - Incorporating The UK Forces Education Guide

To read the on-line version, please click HERE

Carillionamey - Are You Moving In? Can't be there for your appointment? Need a Proxy ?

You can nominate a Service proxy or your spouse to act on your behalf completing the Notification of Proxy form

Service Parents' Guide To Boarding Schools

Click HERE To Find A Boarding School

Need Help With Employment And Skills Info?

Heard about Apprenticeships but are not sure what they are?
Returning to work and would like to know where you can find information about child care support?Have you just finished your GCSE’s and would like to know what are your options now?
Lots of changes have happened over the last decade and there are now more options in your education and choice of employment than ever before.

Click HERE For More Information

Veterans' Housing Advice

KFR - Donate Your Furniture or White Goods

KFR - Donate Your Furniture or White Goods

Would You Be Willing To Donate?

Please click HERE for more information

Are Your Valuables Safe?

Where Do You Keep Your Spare Key?

Latest crime figures, for the year ending December 2016, show there's been a 12% rise in the number of homes being broken into across Wiltshire, a total of nearly 1,500 incidents.

Click HERE for tips on how to beat the burglars.

Become An Antibiotic Guardian

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today.

To learn more please click HERE

Recognising The Signs Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.

Click HERE For Further Details

A Variety Of Roles Available With Wiltshire Police

Click HERE to view

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Have You Got Your Blue Light Discount Card Yet?

History of Blue Light Card

Blue Light Card was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing discounts to the Emergency Services and NHS both on the High Street and Online. The Blue Light Card aimed to provide high street discounts on a national basis and provide all members of all services with an equal chance to save no matter what job role or service that they work for.

British Forces Discounts - Have You Got Your Card Yet?

Are you Moving Primary Schools?

Forklift Training Interest You? Or Maybe IOSH Managing Safely?

Please click on images to enlarge

Do You Know A Young Adult Carer?

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Have You Been Affected By Crime?

Services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened.

For more information and contact details please click HERE

Hotel Exclusives - Save Up To 75% Off Hotels And Short Breaks

Hotel Exclusives

Up to 75% off Exclusive hand picked hotels is a members only hotel & travel deals site. Sign up today to save up to 75% off a range of hotels worldwide and flight inclusive package deals, PLUS as a Discount member receive a further 5% off the already discounted prices!
These are secret deals for members only, provided by some of the world's leading hotel groups. They will often include exclusive package elements such as upgrades, drinks on arrival or dinner and make the perfect excuse for a weekend break at a stunning selection of luxury beach, country and city hotels.
To view the offers available visit your secret link below:
  • Members receive an extra 5% saving off all hotels!
  • Exclusive hotel offers not available to the general public
  • 50 hotel & travel deals EVERY WEEK!
  • Beach, Country and City hotels
  • Year round members offers at the world's finest hotels
  • Discounts of leading travel providers
  • UK & Worldwide hotels featured

The Union Jack Club Open To British Armed Forces

Open to British Armed Forces personnel

The Union Jack Club is open to all British Armed Forces personnel who carry a military ID card whether they are staying overnight or not.
Situated next to Waterloo Station in the vibrant Southbank area in the heart of London and close to many iconic attractions, the Union Jack Club is acknowledged as the premier Club for the Non-Commissioned British Armed Forces, providing the best level of service, quality catering and affordable accommodation.
Accommodation includes single, double, fully accessible, superior and family rooms along with apartments for our Members and their guests and start from as little as £30 on a Friday or Saturday night and Wi-Fi is free and fast throughout the Club.
Our and Main Bar and restaurant are relaxed and spacious, where you can enjoy starters from £2.95 and main courses from £6.95 and a pint from £2.50. Our dedicated Espresso CafĂ© in Reception serves some excellent coffee and Columbian filter coffee is £1 a cup along with pastries or sandwiches.
If you are planning to visit London then come and see us.
Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UJ
Telephone – 02079026000

30% OFF at Longleat with Forces Discount

Longleat House, Safari & Adventure Park is bigger and better than ever before, making it certain you will have an experience to remember!

Go wild in the UK's No.1 Safari Park- this will take you unbelievably close to animals you have only ever dreamed about. Look out for Longleat’s magnificent lions, see how you measure up to a giraffe, walk on the wild side with lemurs, and beware of the meddling monkeys!

Childcare Choices - Supporting Families With Childcare Costs

 The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs. 
Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

50% OFF at Disneyland with Forces Discount

Disneyland Paris

50% OFF Adult & Child 2 Day Park Tickets

Two day two Park tickets for Disneyland® Paris for just €69.50 for adults and €63 for children (3-11 yrs)*
A Magical Dream Destination
Imagine a land where the wonderful world of Disney comes alive. Imagine a Disneyland® Park, where make believe is real. And Walt Disney Studios® Park, where the magic of Disney meets the magic of cinema.
Imagine a Disney® Village, where fun and entertainment stay open day and night. Seven Disney® Hotels, where sweet dreams come true in the very heart of the magic. Imagine you are here... In a Resort as big as imagination itself. Welcome to Disneyland® Paris. A holiday destination like no other.
The Magic is Closer than you think.

Think How You Park Your Car This Could Have Been YOUR house

No way through for pumps attending a house fire this morning lead to crews having to run an extra 100m of hose to get water on the blaze. Yes we can do it, but it takes time!

Every minute counts in a fire, so please think when parking - could an emergency service vehicle get through?

Skin Cancer rates have Increased - Sunburn is skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Non-melanoma skin cancer refers to a group of cancers that slowly develop in the upper layers of the skin.
The term non-melanoma distinguishes these more common types of skin cancer from the less common skin cancer known as melanoma, which can be more serious.
In the UK, more than 100,000 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed each year. It affects more men than women and is more common in the elderly.

Monday, 24 July 2017

GIVE US TIME - Matching Donated Holidays with Service Families

Further information can be found here -

Pathfinder Resettlement Magazine - July Issue Online

To read this issue online

Looking For Places To Visit?

Call into the HIVE,
 we have a large selection of leaflets available for local attractions.

Save Up To 15% Online At Longleat

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Sunny Days Children's Nursery Holiday Club

We know that organising and amusing children during the school holidays can be a bit of a juggle - but we have it sorted! During school holidays Sunny Days, Calne, offers a full day Holiday Club from 7.30am until 6:00pm

Sunny Days Children's Nursery Holiday Club in Calne gives your child the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting programmes, such as trips out, creative workshops, games, sports, crafts, drama, dance, art, cookery, photography, music and culturally themed weeks.
To find out more or to book a place please contact 01249 815307 or email

Are You Driving in France? New Rules on Vehicle Emissions

If you're planning to drive to or through France via Paris, Lyon or Grenoble, beware, new rules mean you're likely to need to display a vehicle emissions sticker on your windscreen, while older cars could be banned altogether at certain times.

The three French cities have introduced the 'Crit'Air' scheme, which is designed to curb pollution and requires most vehicles driving within designated 'environmental zones' to display a window sticker (known as avignette).
The stickers cost €4.80 (around £4.13), including postage to the UK. There are six categories of sticker, which are colour-coded according to how much vehicles pollute and range from the cleanest (Crit'Air 1), for electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles, to the most polluting (Crit'Air 6).

While the vignettes only cost a few pounds, if you're caught driving without one in an environmental zone you could be hit with a hefty on-the-spot fine of €68 (£59) for cars or €135 (about £116) for HGVs and buses.

Not all vehicles require a sticker – cars registered before 1997, motorbikes and scooters from before June 2000 and trucks and buses from before 2001 are all excluded from the scheme and can't be driven at all when the restrictions apply.

Be aware that there is at least one non-official site selling the vignettes at more than six times the price on the official website so always buy through the French environment ministry 
CLICK HERE to obtain a sticker through official channels.

You may have to wait 30 days to receive your sticker so don't leave it too late. to apply.

For further information, 

How To Rescue Someone From Drowning

Most people won’t just stand by and do nothing while someone’s in trouble in
the water. On a lifeguarded beach, in an emergency, you’d alert the lifeguards. 
But what do you do out of season or on holiday
when there are no lifeguards and someone’s drowning?

                Click HERE For More Information

Would You Be Willing To Donate?

Please Click HERE For More Information

Are Your Valuables Safe?

Where Do You Keep Your Spare Key?

Latest crime figures, for the year ending December 2016, show there's been a 12% rise in the number of homes being broken into across Wiltshire, a total of nearly 1,500 incidents.

Click HERE for tips on how to beat the burglars.

Become An Antibiotic Guardian

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today.

To learn more please click HERE

State Pension Age Increase

The government’s review proposes a new timetable for the rise to 68, in line with continuing increases in life expectancy.

Please click HERE for more information

Friday, 14 July 2017

The Armed Forces Covenant: For Families

● This leaflet is aimed at Armed Forces families, but there are two others aimed at Veterans and Serving personnel you may wish to read 

● You can seek further advice from the Chain of Command or your nearest 

ServiceCommunity/Hive/ HiveSupportDuringDeployments.htm 

● To read the full report on the Armed Forces Covenant and see details of what the government has committed to,

The Armed Forces Covenant: Veterans

Welfare and support for families of serving personnel

 Everyday family life has its up and downs. Life for members of an armed forces family, whether they are regulars, reservists, or veterans, or their spouses, partners or children, can have additional worries, including:
  • stress around deployment
  • extended and repeated periods of separation from spouses and partners
  • social isolation from family and friends
  • additional and sudden caring responsibilities
The Armed Forces Covenant says that the whole nation has a moral obligation to the armed forces community and sets out how they should expect to be treated.