Thursday, 18 January 2018

Civvy Street Resettlement Magazine

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Carillion Amey Update

Update on Carillion: Defence services to continue uninterrupted
15/01/2018
Today's announcement about the financial situation of Carillion has no direct impact on services provided directly to those working for Defence, their families and the continuing work of the department.
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.



Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Help for Heroes - Career Recovery

https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/career-recovery/

RAF Centenary Gala - 31 March 2018


Royal Gala to mark the Centenary of the Royal Air Force on this special Easter weekend.
The Royal Air Force was formed on 1st April 1918 and on the eve of this historic event, our special and unique evening at the Royal Albert Hall will feature a star-studded programme to celebrate and commemorate the iconic and poignant occasions in its heroic 100 years and inspire the next 100 through our young people.
It will be a night of outstanding music, comedy, ceremonial drill, screen footage and personal recollections by those who have served – and continue to serve – in the defence of our country. Alongside some of our best known and treasured artists, you will see the Bands of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Air Force Squadronaires and Salon Orchestra alongside the Queen’s Colour Squadron of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Air Force Air Cadets .
Don’t miss this one in a Century occasion to show your support for the Royal Air Force as it marks its 100 years of outstanding service to the United Kingdom and be part of this unique tribute on 31st March.

SFA Compensation Scheme fact sheet includes how to claim


DIO has a compensation scheme in the UK to cover missed appointments and significant issues at move-in for SFA. On occasion when standards are not met in these situations, you may be entitled to compensation, which will be paid through High Street vouchers.
Refer to this fact sheet for information and more details on how to claim.

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British Forces Post Office - Valentine's 2018 - Latest Recommended Posting Dates


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?
AFF 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.

To find out more, please CLICK HERE

Big White Wall


January can be a bit of a struggle and today is Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year.
 If you’re feeling down or low you can access help at the digital mental health support service Big White Wall www.bigwhitewall.com.
 It’s available 24/7 and free to serving personnel, veterans and their families.