Friday, 16 March 2018

CALM- Campaign Against Living Miserably. Dedicated to preventing male suicide

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.  Join the campaign.

    • Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via our helpline, webchat and website
    • Challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it, through CALMzine and campaigns such as #ManDictionary and #BiggerIssues
    • Pushing for changes in policy and practice so that suicide is better prevented, via partnerships such as The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC), the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA)
    • Supporting those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP), hosted by CALM, which aims to ensure that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered and receives timely and appropriate support

    • CALM is about, for and on behalf of men. We use young men’s peers, their voices and interests to reach them. We seek to work with clubs, venues and brands with voices that men respect, feel comfortable with and trust to get our message across.
    • We believe that there is a cultural barrier preventing men from seeking help as they are expected to be in control at all times, and failure to be seen as such equates to weakness and a loss of masculinity.We believe that if men felt able to ask for and find help when they need it then hundreds of male suicides could be prevented.
    • We’re a campaign for all men, not just ‘service users’. All of us, at one time or another and regardless of gender, can hit a crisis and so we could all do with support when things get tough.


    The Army Dependants' Trust

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    CarillionAmey - your Service Family Accommodation Vital Safety Inspections

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    Complaints Procedure with CarillionAmey

    Stage 1 CarillonAmey

     Did you know you can now log a stage 1 complaint via:

    You can also contact us via telephone on 0800 707 6000 Option 5
    The Customer Solutions Manager will investigate your complaint and aim to resolve within 10 working days

    Family Grapevine

    For the latest information for families in the Basingstoke, Rushmoor and  Hart area, visit:

    Military Wives Choirs - Aldershot

    The Military Wives Choirs Foundation is a network of choirs set up to bring women in the military community closer together through singing. There are no auditions required and no need to read music. All you need is to be over 18 with a military connection.

    Membership is open to anyone with the following military connections:       
    ·         Wives, co-habiting Partners of serving military personnel. 
    ·         Serving or retired military personnel
    ·         Other family member of serving military personnel
    ·         Wives and Family members of former serving personnel
    .          Support workers employed within the choirs related Military Establishment           

    New members registration on first Monday of the month
    7-9pm Mondays at St Andrews Church, Aldershot
    (7.00 - 7.30 Tea and Cake.  Timings may vary due to performances, so please contact us prior to joining)

    There are no auditions and you do not need to be able to read music – just come along to meet other military women and open up new opportunities!

    Membership £5
    Subs £3 per week or £10 if paid on first choir rehearsal of the month

    Contact details:

    Love your Library - Easter Toddler Time Special at Aldershot Library, 5th April 2018

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    Love your Library - Construction Club at Aldershot Library

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    An Introduction to Pensions for Serving Personnel

    See the Army Transition Information Sheet on PENSIONS at this link

    Defence Discount Service (DDS)

    Click here for more discounts from DDS

    Thursday, 15 March 2018

    Childcare Vouchers Scheme extended for a further six months

    The government has agreed to delay the closure of the workplace childcare voucher system for six months.
    Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education and member of Parliament (MP) for East Hampshire, confirmed at the House of Commons yesterday (Tuesday 13 March 2018) that the April deadline for the abolition of employer-supported childcare vouchers would be extended for a further six months.
    The removal of workplace childcare vouchers is to make way for the government’s tax-free childcare scheme, which was introduced from April 2017. The tax-free childcare policy will provide parents with children under the age of 12 up to £2,000 a year per child to help cover childcare costs.

    Saturday Storytime at Farnborough Library

    Monthly stories and crafts for 2-7 year olds.

    Join us for Saturday morning stories and crafts! 10:30am, 1st Saturday of every month. No need to book, just turn up! Suitable for ages 2-7, so ideal for families who can't make it to the weekly Tuesday Storytimes. Children must be accompanied by parent/carer.

    Cost - FREE

    Contact - Farnborough Library

    Date - 7th April at 1030hrs

    Hampshire Constabulary - Seatbelts Save Lives

    Shots Give Fans FREE Ticket In Final Five Offer

    Aldershot Town are giving a FREE ticket to all supporters who play their part in helping push The Shots to promotion during the final five home games of the season.

    Buy a ticket to four of the remaining games at the EBB Stadium and get the fifth FREE as we host Boreham Wood (Sat 24 March), Eastleigh (Mon 2 April), Maidenhead United (Sat 7 April), Gateshead (Tue 17 April) and Barrow AFC (Sat 21 April).

    "These five games are vital if we are to achieve what we all want to this season," said Gary Waddock, "and we need YOU to be a part of it. Your support throughout this season has been magnificent and together we can achieve something special.

    "I want to see the EBB Stadium rocking for all five games, and every single fan creating the sort of inspiring, intimidating atmosphere that I know you are capable of."
    The offer applies to advance purchases only and must be bought in a single transaction by 4pm on Friday 23 March. Tickets can be bought from the Club Shop at the EBB Stadium, which is open 10am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday, or by calling 01252 320211.

    Season Ticket holders can also bring two friends to next Saturday's match against Boreham Wood for just £20 - click here for details.

    Wednesday, 14 March 2018

    Love Rushmoor Mobile App

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    TV Licence increase as at 1st April 2018

    The cost of a TV Licence will change on 1 April 2018. A colour licence will cost £150.50, an increase of £3.50 on the current fee. A black and white licence will cost £50.50, an increase of £1.

    There will be no change to the free TV Licence for people over 75.

    If you are blind (severely sight impaired), you will still be able to apply for a 50% concession. This means a colour licence costs £75.25, an increase of £1.75.

    For Further Information CLICK HERE

    Service Families Hot Topics

    See the Mar 18 edition of the Service Families Hot Topics newsletter at this link - 

    Devereux House - Afternoon Minibus Escort

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