Monday, 23 May 2016

SSAFA - Lifelong Support for the Forces and their Families


SSAFA. We provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families, whenever and wherever they need us. If you need a helping hand, get in touch.

Click HERE for more information.

Personnel & Army Families - Booking removals (Agility)




Agility Logistics Limited (removals) is a contracted service provider for Ministry of Defence. 
To book removals go to
https://grms.agilitylogistics.com/external/agilityLoginLoad.do?section=WELCOME

You will be requested to enter certain personal and other data such as Name, Rank, Staff/Service Number, Collection and Delivery addresses. 


These and other data are necessary for the system to evaluate your shipment entitlement and to enable the Unaccompanied Baggage Manager (UBM) and the moving company to carry out the required work to move your goods from your losing unit to your gaining unit.

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

When families experience incidents at home while loved ones are
serving overseas it is very important that everyone is aware of the process in place that can facilitate their immediate return home.


This short Families Brief is to explain the role the Joint Casualty
and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) undertakes 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year to help families when incidents
occur involving Service Personnel or someone at home.


For further information contact:
Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
Tel: 01452 519951

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Child Care Vouchers


You could be saving up to £933 in childcare costs – are you missing out?
Raising a family is demanding, and worrying about the cost of childcare is something that most parents could do without. As you work for the MOD, you could be saving money on your childcare costs by taking childcare vouchers.  

What are childcare vouchers? Childcare vouchers are a government initiative, allowing working parents or guardians to save money on childcare costs until your child is 15. 

How much can you save? Childcare vouchers are taken from your salary before your usual Tax and NI contributions are deducted so, each year, you could save £933 as a basic-rate earner, £623 as a higher-rate earner and £622 as an additional-rate earner. And if both parents claim, that can be over £1,800 a year – enough to pay for a great family holiday! 

Where can you use them? Childcare vouchers can be used to pay for more than just nursery fees. You can use them to pay for childcare and kids activities up to 15 years old. This includes:  
 Certain elements of Independent school fees  Out-of-hours school clubs  Sport, music and drama lessons  Holiday clubs or schemes  Activity holidays  Exclusive discounts What’s more, with the Sodexo childcare voucher scheme you can now make your money go that extra mile with exclusive discounts* on:   Childcare – such as holiday camps, and Maths and English tuition   Family days out – Legoland, Alton Towers and Sealife Centre to name a few  Retailer discounts – at Toys R Us, John Lewis, Halfords and many more 

     * Discounts are subject to change and availability Get them while you can In early 2017, the Government is planning to introduce Tax-Free Childcare, a new initiative for working parents which will replace the current Childcare Voucher Scheme. Many families will be better off with the current system – so signing up now puts you in a great position as it means that you can decide which scheme suits your family best.  How do I sign up? If you would like to find out more about our childcare voucher scheme, and how much you could save, please call 0800 066 5075 or visit www.MODchildcare.co.uk