Monday, 27 June 2016

NSPCC: Online safety


Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks like cyberbullying or seeing content that's inappropriate.

NSPCC have teamed up with O2  to give you everything you need to know about keeping children safe online.

Whether you're unsure about what happens online or are up to speed with new technology, it's important that you talk to your child about staying safe.

It may feel daunting, but you don't need to be an expert on the internet. Understanding what children do online and the risks they face will help you keep your child safe online.





Big White Wall - Armed Forces Community

                           
  

     About Big White Wall

A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals.
Available 24/7, Big White Wall is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.

Watch this quick 2 minute video to find out how Big White Wall works: CLICK HERE
Big White Wall is available free in many areas of the UK via the NHS, employers, and universities. It is also free to all UK serving personnel, veterans, and their families.
If you want to see the full Mental Health Apps Library, follow this link :Click here

Friday, 24 June 2016

Monday, 20 June 2016

Moving in soon? CarillionAmey - we’re here to help



Are you moving in to your first Service Family Accommodation or are you a seasoned pro but need a little bit of a reminder of what to do?  

CarillionAmey people are here to assist you. We have a variety of information that’s designed to help you to prepare for your Move in and help you to get the best out of it.

The CarillionAmey people that are key are our advisors at the Helpdesk who work in the Occupancy Services team, your Accommodation Officer who will be with you during the Move in appointment and our Local Customer Service advisors who are available to speak to you in person. 

·         Our website section on Moving in is intended to help you atwww.carillionamey.co.uk

·         Our YouTube video available on the website steps you through Move in

·         Our Local Customer Service Centre advisors are available to help you in person [see website for contact details]

·         Our Occupancy Services team at the Helpdesk are available for you to speak to by phone [call 0800 707 6000 option 3]  
 
As part of our ongoing improvement plans, we are currently running a programme aimed at ensuring that our Move in preparation is consistently good throughout the country.  We are looking to make sure that all Move in activity provides the right level of cleaning and we are doing this by standardising all cleaning equipment and cleaning materials and making sure that we have effective supervision and that the same processes are being used by all of our suppliers across the country. 


You can keep up to speed with information on Moving in and Moving out of your Service Family home on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  We are currently running a campaign aimed at helping provide Service families with the information needed to ease the burden at what, we know, can be a stressful time in their lives.   

Friday, 17 June 2016

CarillionAmey - Important Window Safety Check Required In Family Accommodation



Window restrictors in Service Family Accommodation

Important - Window Safety Check Required



As we approach the warmer months of the year, it is really important to check that the window restrictors in the upstairs of your property are working correctly, especially if you have children.
You can do this by:
Engaging the window restrictor (putting the lock/latch on) and trying to fully open the window. The restrictor should only allow the window to be opened a small way
Look at your window restrictor. It should have the BS kite safety mark stamped on it (shown below)

If you are concerned that your window restrictor is not working correctly please call us on 0800 707 6000 option 1.
If you are moving into your property, your Accommodation Officer will check the window restrictors for you and show you how they work.

UDR And RIR Aftercare Team

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Joining Forces Credit Union Services For The Armed Forces


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Payroll deduction arrangement

Save straight from your pay with an online Credit Union account.  You decide how much you want to save and this means that when you receive your payslip, the chosen amount would have already been deducted and passed on to the credit union towards your savings or loan, before your salary hits your bank account.
As soon as you become a member of one of the Joining Forces credit unions you will also have access to a range of affordable and ethical loans. You can manage your savings and loans online.
Further information is available on www.joiningforcescu.co.uk

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

CarillionAmey Message: Mail Redirection on Move-Out of SFA


When Moving Out of your Service Family Accommodation please make sure that you have arranged to redirect your mail. 

The Post Office offers a redirection service at:
http://www.postoffice.co.uk/redirection

CarillionAmey: Are you pet prepared?


Click HERE for full details

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Improving Service Homes

Helping to make a difference to Service Family Homes

Improving homes is a great job because it helps to make lives better. Our project teams at CarillionAmey are responsible for running improvement projects as and when DIO give us the green light to start a project and when MOD funding is made available. The projects run throughout the Government’s financial year which runs from 31st March to 1st April.

Project work is very satisfying, the teams really enjoy what they do because it involves making Service homes better, modernising them and helping to make them more energy efficient. Project work means our teams often spend a lot of time with the families and unit personnel which helps them to understand what Service families’ lives are like and why what they do is so important. 

A recent project which serves as a good example took place at Bovington Camp in Dorset and was completed in April. Fifty houses have been transformed from tired and outdated homes into smart and modern places to live with new external wall insulation, replacement windows and doors and new boilers.

Marcus Howlett, CarillionAmey’s Regional Contracts Manager in the South West, invited the Command, along with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and welfare personnel to view the newly refurbished houses all of whom were very pleased with the improvements that have been made.

Marcus said “We take great pride in helping to provide Service families with better and brighter places to live. It’s great knowing we are making a difference.”

Lt Col Andy Alford added “Please pass on my thanks for all the hard work to both CarillionAmey and DIO for transforming the estate”