Monday, 29 February 2016

Send-a-Hug : Little Troopers

As a charity Little Troopers have recently relaunched their new Separation Packs and Send a Hug Kits for military families. These are tangible resources to help the British Army through repeated separation periods from their service person.

You can see more at www.littletroopers.net

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

CareersTransition Partnership - Resettlement Support for Service Leavers



Resettlement Support for Service Leavers: Career Transition Partnership
The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd, who are global career development and outplacement specialists and part of the ManpowerGroup.
The CTP provides free resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Regardless of rank, time served, or reason for leaving, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving Service.

Resettlement support through the CTP covers three broad areas: Transition, Training and Employment. From creating a CV through to completing relevant vocational training, learning interview skills plus researching and applying for jobs, what the CTP offers can help Service leavers not just with their first civilian job, but throughout their working lifetime.

Additionally, specialist support is provided to Wounded, Injured and Sick personnel via CTP Assist, and to Early Service Leavers via CTP Future Horizons.

The programme is delivered at nine Resettlement Centres in the UK and one in Germany, along with the Resettlement Training Centre in Aldershot, and includes face-to face support, online resettlement planning via myPlan, the personalised area of the CTP website, and access to the CTP’s ex-military job board, CTP RightJob.

CTP RightJob lists thousands of live vacancies for Service leavers from local, national and international employers, with opportunities ranging from apprenticeship to executive. The CTP works with hundreds of organisations who recognise the benefits of recruiting from the ex-military talent pool, and value the experience and strong working ethos Service leavers bring with them.

CTP support is provided to Service leavers from two years prior to discharge, and up until two years after discharge. Click here to check eligibility.


It is vital that Service leavers register for resettlement with their Second Line Service Resettlement Advisor prior to discharge. Visit www.ctp.org.uk to find out more.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC) Films And App Launched

Does your family know who to contact in the Military if you are faced with an emergency at home? Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the most common types of family emergency and how JCCC can help. Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, download and follow key messages. JCCC FILMS

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Monday, 8 February 2016

JSHAO (Joint Service Housing Advice Office)


The contact number for the JSHAO Advice line is:

Mil 94222 7574
Civ 01252 787574

Freephone: 0800 3287641

The JSHAO postal address is:

Joint Service Housing Advice Office
Montgomery House
Hammersley Barracks
Queen’s Avenue
ALDERSHOT
Hampshire
GU11 2JN

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

AFF SERVICE TO F&C FAMILIES

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Monday, 1 February 2016

Career Transition Partnership - Resettlement Support for up to Two Years Post-Service


Resettlement support continues

Resettlement support doesn't end when you leave the Armed Forces.You can seek help if eligible from your Regional Resettlement Centre for up to two years after your discharge date.

Career advice and guidance
If you attended a Career Transition Workshop or worked with a CTP Career Consultant on a one-to-one basis prior to leaving, you’re eligible for advice and information from your Career Consultant for up to two years post-discharge.

You can contact them by phone, email, or in person, whether it’s to discuss a job application, get feedback on your CV, or simply review your career direction.

You may also be able to attend CTP Employment Fairs or seminars, interview techniques workshops or other events, depending on availability of places.

If you didn’t access resettlement services prior to leaving, you may still be eligible for job finding assistance. To check your eligibility and find out more, contact your nearest Regional Resettlement Centre.

Information extracted from https://www.ctp.org.uk/continued-support. Please visit this link for further details.

Combat Stress 24 Hour Helpline for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families

If you're currently serving, or have served in the UK Armed Forces, you can call our 24-Hour Helpline to talk about mental health. 

If you're a family member or carer worried about a loved one or are suffering yourself, you can use it too: 

0800 138 1619.
http://www.combatstress.org.uk/veterans/24-hour-helpline/?platform=hootsuite