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Friday, 20 April 2018

Aldergrove HIVE

Aldergrove HIVE is closed and will re open on 26th April.

Holywood HIVE Closure Dates

The HIVE will be closed until Wednesday 9th May. From 26th April you can contact Aldergrove HIVE on 02894 455595.

Lisburn HIVE Outreach

The HIVE will be closed on Tuesday 24th, open again on Tuesday 1st May.

Latest From The Defence Discount Service

All offers are subject to terms and conditions, please see the Defence Discount Service or retailers website for full terms and conditions. You are receiving this email as you have registered for Defence Discount Service, a provider of discounts for the Uk's Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Community. Defence Discount Service operated by Blue Light Card is a registered company in the United Kingdom 06581540. You can write to us at: Defence Discount Service, POBOX 10180, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 9HN.
Do not show military ID to obtain discounts in NI.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

TV Licence

Armed Forces – TV Licence
Find out how to check if you need a TV Licence when you’re on base, what it covers and how much it costs.
A TV Licence is not included in your monthly food and accommodation charges. In Ministry of Defence (MOD) living accommodation, on or off base, you need to be covered by a TV Licence if you watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. This applies to any provider or device you use, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or Blu-ray/DVD/VHS recorder. Find out more about watching live TV.
It’s your responsibility to check if you need a TV Licence and buy one if you do. The Ministry of Defence fully supports us in applying the law regarding TV Licensing. If we find evidence you’re watching TV illegally, you risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000* plus any legal costs and/or compensation you may be ordered to pay.
*The maximum fine is £2,000 in Guernsey. A TV Licence costs £150.50. You can spread the cost with a Direct Debit or pay in one go. 
More Details About TV Licence For Armed Forces Personnel Here <<< 

Defence Discount Service: 10% Discount on British Airways Flights

British Airways has become the first airline to pledge support for the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. 

The airline has strong links with the Naval Service, Army and Royal Air Force, employing many veterans and serving reservists, and is proud to add its support to our Armed Forces.

As part of this commitment, British Airways is pleased to offer a 10% discount to all members of the Armed Forces Community.

This discount applies to the whole British Airways operated network in all cabins (excluding Short-haul Basic fares -Hand Baggage Only fares- and First class).

To find the discount code, login in to your account on the Defence Discount Service website and select British Airways from the dropdown list.

Domestic Abuse - Guidance & Support For Forces - Additional Info In Nepali

Performing CPR On An Infant

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A new video from St. John's Ambulance teaches parents how to perform CPR on an infant.

If your baby stopped breathing, would you know how to perform infant CPR? The scary reality is that about a quarter of parents wouldn’t, and that’s why the UK charity St. John Ambulance put together an easy how-to in the form of a musical video.
The video features characters like Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill, along with a catchy song about performing CPR that reminds us what steps to take and how long to carry out each action. First, of course, you should call an ambulance. If you’re alone, the video advises that you should do one minute of CPR before calling, then continue as soon as help is on the way. To know how to perform CPR, you just follow the steps in the song:

National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage Rates


The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.
You must be at least:
  • school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage
  • aged 25 to get the National Living Wage - the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under
For the full details use this link: 

Army Welfare Service


The Army Welfare Service is the Army’s professional welfare provider; it delivers a comprehensive and confidential welfare service responsive to the needs of individuals and families and the Chain of Command in order to maximize the operational effectiveness of our service Personnel. 

The Army Welfare Service has 4 key delivery pillars: 

  • Personal Support
  • Community Support
  • Information (HIVE) Support: Army HIVES link
  • Joint Service Housing Advice Office: JSHAO link
For all Personal Support enquiries and referrals: 01904 882053

If you are interested in volunteering for Community Support 
please contact your local AWS office. Ask HIVE.

Find out more by visiting the British Army website: Personnel and Welfare