Thursday, 24 August 2017

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

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5 Ways to Spot a Scam Email


Respect Your Neighbours


What Next Forces Resettlement Guide - Issue 2


Armed Forces - Free Entry To Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace & Holyrood House


Armed Forces - Free Entry To Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace & Holyrood House (HH is after 12pm).
MOD90/Armed Forces ID card and Defence Discount Service Card holders can visit Windsor Castle with up to four friends or family for FREE. That’s a potential saving of £85.

The Royal Collection ticket booking line have stated that "policy is that the free entry applies to the MOD 90 holder and 4 guests however it is at the discretion of the staff on the day if they do let dependant pass holder and 4 guests in for free".
Be sure to check the Royal Collection website to plan and make the most of your visit.
1. Call ahead of your visit on 0303 123 7300 to check that the castle is open to the public (no advance booking required.
2. Bring your MOD90/Armed Forces ID/DDS Card with you to get you and up to four friends or family in for FREE.
3. if using DDS card phot ID is required.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017

JSHAO - Housing Brief Aldergrove

There is a housing brief coming up in the near future, please contact either HIVE for dates, timings and details.

DDS App


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Army Widows Association


Combat Stress

The Macrobert Trust - Military Discount

Forces Personnel - Enhanced Learning Credits



The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. 


The scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), a Level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider.



Things To Do

Although the end of the Summer Holidays are in sight you may be running out of ideas of stuff to do with the Children. Have a look at Visitbelfast.com where there are lots of ideas, some that do not cost anything.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

BFBS Audience Satisfaction Survey

HAVE YOUR SAY

Register for the BFBS Audience Satisfaction Survey for the chance to WIN a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6!



The latest BFBS Audience Survey is online now at www.bfbs.com/survey. It’s an opportunity for our viewers and listeners to have their say about Forces Radio BFBS and BFBS TV.

The survey is simple and should take no more than 10 minutes. All registered names will go into the draw for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 and a winner will be chosen at random in the first week of October 2017.

Military personnel, entitled civilians, MoD civil servants and dependants can take part to provide feedback and influence future services.

Even if viewers and listeners have completed the survey in the past 12 months they can register again.

Each survey is confidential and will help BFBS to deliver the best radio and TV services for the British Armed Forces.

Register online now at www.bfbs.com/survey Good Luck!



Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

Little Troopers Treasures - New App Available to Download



Brand new app for British Armed Forces families - Now available on Android tablet & iPad!
Little Troopers Treasures is free to download and use for all British Armed Forces families, helping you stay connected even when separated by miles. No military parent needs to ever miss bedtime stories again!
Supported by Harper Collins Children's Books there are six book titles you can access now with more coming in October

Record your face, your voice and the book pages, once you are done wrap up with love and your Little Trooper can watch and listen over and over again. You can also record memories in the memory box

You can access anywhere, you just need WiFi.

There are supporting resources that are free to download and print to use with the app including separation diaries for parent & child and activity sheets such as a weekly plannerBBC news recently covered our Little Trooper Treasures app, hear from a Royal Navy family how it made a difference to them HERE

For further information on the app CLICK HERE

Thursday, 3 August 2017

What Does The HIVE Do? and How Can It Help?


The HIVE Information Service is available to all members of the Service Community – serving personnel both married and single, together with their families and dependants as well as civilians employed by the Services.
The HIVE offers an extensive range of information on a whole manner of subjects including:

UK and Overseas Relocation
SFA and SLA Accommodation
Housing Choices
Childcare and Early Years Provision
Schools and Colleges
Adult Education
Healthcare
Employment 
Hotels, B&Bs and Contact Housing
Shopping and Discount Outlets
Leisure and Recreation for Families
Military Discounts
School Holiday Activities
Transition/Resettlement Support

In addition, the HIVE can offer support to families whose loved ones are currently on deployment.  
This includes:
Full Deployment Packs for Families
Blueys
Signposting for Storybooks to Purchase; recording with Storybook Soldiers
Children’s Activity Books.  


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Joint Service Housing Advice Office


Carillionamey - Are You Moving In? Can't be there for your appointment? Need a Proxy ?





You can nominate a Service proxy or your spouse to act on your behalf
by completing the Notification of Proxy form http://ow.ly/RLEQ30dVndF