Thursday, 22 February 2018

Union Jack Club Easter Offer

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The Army Parents' Network

The Army Parents' Network was launched on 28 Sep as part of national inclusion week. The aim of the Network is to support Serving Army Parents and the Chain of Command by providing access to information, advice and peer support.  The page will promote information on relevant topics (including policy updates and useful articles) and will also act as a forum for individuals to ask questions for other members to provide advice – all questions asked can be posted anonymously.  This Facebook group is a closed group with access limited to Serving Army personnel only. If you would like to join please answer the two questions when you apply and your application will be authorised.

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Love your Library - The Dressmaker now showing at Aldershot Library on Wednesday 7th March 2018

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Simple Cooking for Men at Yateley

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Love Your Library - Saturday Story Time, 17th March 2018 at Aldershot Library

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

SPACES - Mike Jackson House in Aldershot

Based in Aldershot, we offer supported housing to single veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who have support needs.
Many of the Mike Jackson team are ex-servicemen and women who understand the unique needs prevalent to veterans. It’s a friendly, understanding, stable base that helps transform lives.

Veterans Aid Charity

What is Veterans Aid Charity?

In general terms all the charity’s activities revolve around helping ex-servicemen and women in crisis. Specifically it deals with all the factors that contribute to crisis – significantly those leading to homelessness. Because homelessness is both a cause and effect VA’s activities are diverse. The endgame is always to enable sustainable, independent living, but the interventions necessary to achieve this can involve days, weeks, months – or even years of investment.
First actions might be provision of food, new clothing and shelter; subsequent interventions might involve prolonged periods of counselling, drink/drug rehabilitation and medical treatment. Further support frequently involves education, retraining or the acquisition of a new skill. Help is given to identify employment opportunities and, when they are deemed ready, individuals are helped to move into new homes – furnished and decorated by Veterans Aid.


Military Debt Help UK

Military Debt help (Registered Charity Number 1149301) has been established after recognising the need for an organisation to offer bespoke debt advice for HM Armed Forces. Our advisors are fully qualified and trained to deal with all types of personal debt issues. With over 20 years of experience in dealing with debt problems, we have provided free advice to thousands of people in need of help.  Our experience gives us a special insight into the impact debt can have on the career prospects and family relationships of members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.  Working either over the phone or face to face, we will explain all of the options available to allow you to make your own choice.  There is always a solution.
What makes us different?
We understand the challenges faced by military families every day, and how Military life is different from that of civilians. We will undertake any problem and offer a solution that reflects your lifestyle as a serving member of HM Armed Forces. Our proposals recognise the fact that you will move regularly, have fluctuations in your pay and sometimes not be contactable! Kit insurance, Mess Bills, Local Overseas Allowance, Get Yourself Home etc, all things that appear on your pay slip that will not be understood by civilian debt advisors. The simple fact is your training has probably not included managing your financial affairs, and as a result you may be in a spiral of debt and fearing for your career, relationship and future.

Let us help. We can be contacted from 0800 to 2000, 7 days a week on (01732) 365380

The Ripple Pond

What is The Ripple pond?

The Ripple Pond is a self-help support network for the adult family members
of physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel and Veterans.

The Ripple Pond was set up by two mothers of seriously wounded servicemen who recognised that no similar service existed purely for adult family members, and who found strength and comfort by sharing and supporting each other through such a unique challenge.
What sets this organisation apart is that we empower each member to seek support when they need it most, in ways that are helpful for them – whether that is via group meetings, ‘buddies’ or via our secret Facebook page.
Many members are facing similar situations and The Ripple Pond gives them a safe space, both physically and mentally, to deal with them.
Whether your loved one is currently serving full time, as a reservist, a veteran, or whether they have been officially diagnosed or not we will show you a warm welcome and support you through your challenges.


HM Forces Railcard For Service Personnel and Spouses

 The Forces Railcard costs £15 and it'll save you 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. That works out to under £2 a month for huge savings. You're eligible if you're a member of the Regular Forces or a spouse of a member, for more details see eligibility.

There are plenty of ways you can use your Railcard, for both long and short trips. Better still you can use it anytime on weekends, Public Holidays and during the week. The only restriction is that if you travel before 10am Monday to Friday (except during July and August) a minimum fare will apply. For more details see minimum fares.

Your HM Forces Railcard will save you 1/3 on many tickets. As with most things in life, there are some exceptions, so take a look at the ticket types you can and can't make savings on with your HM Forces Railcard. see website for further details