Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Military Personnel: Thinking of Doing a Course?



Standard Learning Credit (SLC) Service personnel may make SLC claims each financial year for 80% of any course fees; up to a maximum of £175 per year for approved vocational and academic courses.  This is a “use it or lose it” allowance, as the funding does not roll-over into the next financial year. Before starting any course, individuals must obtain prior approval.  Further details can be found in JSP 898 Pt 4 Chapt 4 or by contacting your local Education Centre Staff for further information/guidance.

Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) The ELC allowance provides funding support to Service personnel who want to enhance their educational or vocational achievements for long-term personal development.  It may only be used to gain National Qualification Level 3 or higher qualifications. (i.e. A Level & some NVQ Level 4 or 5, 1st Degree, Post Graduate studies and Doctorate)  Candidates must have registered while serving and strict criteria apply when making a claim. Depending on a number of factors, this can amount to up to as much as £2000 per year, over a 3 year course. Again, individuals must both have registered and made their claim prior to starting any course.  Also, provided you registered whilst still serving , you may also claim for up to 10 years after leaving the service. See JSP 898 Pt 4 Chapt 3 for details or visit http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/  or contact your local Education Centre Staff for further information/guidance.  

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

SSAFA - Forcesline - Need to talk?

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Own Your Home



Housing Options Scotland

VICTORY SERVICES CLUB - RESPITE AND WELFARE BREAKS


Retired Military Membership



We are very proud of the Respite and Welfare initiative that we offer, which provides a stay in the Capital for nominated personnel of all ranks. These breaks are intended to offer welcome respite for personnel wounded or injured on Operational Service, or for individuals who have encountered a significant welfare issue.

Further information is available at this link http://www.vsc.co.uk/how-we-help/respite--welfare-breaks and the Respite and Welfare initiative brochure is available here

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Victory Services Club

Victory Services Club (VSC)

We are very proud of the Respite and Welfare initiative that we offer, which provides a stay in the Capital for nominated personnel of all ranks. These breaks are intended to offer welcome respite for personnel wounded or injured on Operational Service, or for individuals who have encountered a significant welfare issue.
Further information is available at this link


and the Respite and Welfare initiative brochure is available here:

SSAFA Forcesline

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Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds


Hidden Wounds service provides free and confidential support to Ex-Service Personnel, their families and the families of those still serving, who are living with anxiety, depression, stress, anger or who wish to change their drinking habits.

Domestic abuse: guidance and support



Information and guidance for those affected by or dealing with cases of domestic abuse in the armed forces community.

This site is for members of the armed forces community who are male or female victims, perpetrators looking to change their behaviour, military or civilian practitioners, chain of command or concerned family and friends.



A concerned family or friend?

Who can help?

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Immigration Rules Appendix Armed Forces

Rules for members of the armed forces, civilian employees and their families.





Joining the British Army? Information for Parents and Guardians




Is a son, daughter or loved one thinking about joining the Army? 
We know it’s a big decision. That’s why we want you to have all the facts. By being well informed, you can help your child or loved one get an accurate picture of Army life. Then they’ll be able to decide if this is the right path for them.

Your questions answered: Click here to find out more.....

WRVS Lisburn - New Contact Number & Opening Hours


Thursday, 10 November 2016

SASRA - Palace Bks

My name is Ken, and I am the Army Scripture Reader on Holwood Station. Please don't let the title put you off. First and foremost I am on camp as friend to everyone. If you want to discuss or chat about anything, that is fine with me. Especially spiritual needs, a confident, who is only too happy to deal with any concerns you might have. I trust you will get to know me as I go around the camp. I trust that soon I will have a contact number where you will be able to get hold of me. In the meantime I look forward to meeting you all.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Monday, 7 November 2016

State Benefits for Ex-Armed Forces Personnel


This useful guide produced by the Career Transition Partnership will help you find out more about State Benefits, including:

What benefits exist 

  • Eligibility
  • Benefits for those being medically discharged
  • Where to find further information and advice
  • Some frequently asked questions on the topic
You will also find details on some additional benefits and discount schemes for service and ex service personnel.

MOD Veterans UK - Changes to Helpline Opening Hours


Changes to our helpline opening hours take effect on Monday 31 October 2016.

The opening hours for the Veterans UK helpline service will change to 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Analysis has shown that there are relatively few calls received in the early morning and evening and so the service has been re-organised to make more advisers available during our busiest times.

Callers phoning outside of these hours will still be offered an option to speak to our partners in the charities Combat Stress or The Samaritans where urgent assistance is needed. 

CarillionAmey - Keeping Your Home Safe