Friday, 23 December 2016

SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity


Thursday, 22 December 2016

ABF The Soldiers' Charity


Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

OA - Officers' Association


Union Jack Club - London


Monday, 19 December 2016

The Armed Forces Covenant - a promise by the nation

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Poppy Pod


Available to all Armed Forces Personnel, Reservists and Veterans for £15 per annum! T&Cs apply

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Friday, 9 December 2016

Homes for Veterans - Cheltenham Borough Homes Ltd


Cheltenham Borough Homes Ltd
 
Phase 1 (AFFORDABLE RENT) advertising 7 Dec 16 for one week:
  • 2x 2 bed house
  • 3x ground floor flats (all with wet rooms) 
Phase 2 (AFFORDABLE RENT) advertising 14 Dec 16 for one week:
  • 3x 1-bed flats (1st & 2nd floors)
  • 2x 2-bed flats (1st & 2nd floors) 
The development has a communal garden and parking available. 
Applicants will need to register to allow bidding on Gloucester Homeseekers Plus 
For more information and rental costs contact: Contact Louise Oliver on 0800 408 0000 or louise.oliver@cheltborohomes.org
 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

SPACES - Accommodation for Service Leavers

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Early Service Leavers Resettlement Programme - Careers Transition Partnership (CTP)

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Useful Job Searching Websites

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JSHAO Housing Briefs for 2017

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Service Families Benefit from CMI Membership


Service Families Benefit from CMI Membership
 
The Chartered Management Institute has pledged to support Service spouses and partners in gaining the leadership qualifications to help them further their career.
 
Ensuring that Service spouses and partners are not disadvantaged in finding and staying in employment due to service life is a key part of the Armed Force Covenant, which states that:
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has sought to uphold this promise by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. In their pledges, the CMI support Service spouses and civil partners through their MOD Family Membership Scheme, which provides access to Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching qualifications, helping Service spouses to gain the key skills and professional recognition which can help Service family members to find employment. The Scheme is also available free to children of Service personnel (aged 16-18) and allows them to become a Campus CMI Affiliate  with access to all the benefits of online resources, including study support.
 
CMI’s pledge offers a discount on their qualifications and membership for family members of Service personnel who are CMI members, and a commitment to support Service spouses or Reservists who they employ with flexible working arrangements, where possible.

Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee is a CMI companion and participated in the signing of the Covenant at an event on 14 November. He said:
“The families of our Service personnel are an important part of the Covenant. We value and are grateful to them – the unsung heroes who support our Armed Forces. Knowing that the nation, and organisations like the Chartered Management Institute recognises this is extremely important and fundamental in making the Armed Forces Covenant work.”
 
Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute said:
“We’re proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, and helping families of the heroic men and women who serve our country get the support they need to develop their careers. Thousands of members of the Armed Forces who’ve gained CMI-accredited qualifications have benefited from improved performance in their roles, as well as from building confidence and gaining qualifications to help them resettle into civilian life at the end of their military career. Now, their families also have the chance to develop their own skills and qualifications.”
 
Full details on what membership can offer military families can be found on the CMI website at http://www.managers.org.uk/mod-membership.
 
 

Friday, 18 November 2016

London Victory Services Club - Welfare And Respite For Service Personnel



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:

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016

Applying for a School Place within Hampshire County Councils Local Authority area

November is the month that parents can first apply for a school place if their child is due to start school in the following September, or needs a Year 3 place in a junior school.
The County Council processes more than 30,000 applications for infant, junior and primary school places every year, across more than 400 schools.
Applying for a school place for their child is an exciting and important prospect for parents. It is straightforward to complete your application online.  

How do I apply for a school place?
If your child lives within Hampshire County Council’s local authority area, you can apply to any publicly-funded Hampshire school online.
If you do not have access to the internet you can request a paper application form from a Hampshire school.

For more information, please follow this link:



Monday, 7 November 2016

Finance - Resettlement Guide


Finance is one of the most important aspects of your transition into a new life outside of the Armed Forces. The word Finance itself covers everything to do with money and its use including savings, investments, budgeting, debt control and management. 

A useful guide, produced by the Career Transition Partnership aims to help put you in the driving seat with your finances by providing you with links to independent financial information bodies and Government information sites where you will find information, guidelines and tools to help you plan your financial future. To help you navigate the information listed here there are 4 separate headings which are, Day to Day Budgeting, Long Term Financial Planning, Savings and Investments and the Financial Aspects of Resettlement (FAR) Briefing.
To read the guide, CLICK HERE

Health and Education Resettlement Guide



 When you leave military services you become responsible for registering for your own and your family's health care support through local GPs, dentists etc.  This useful guide produced by the Career Transition Partnership will help you find out more about health services available to you. 
 
Dentist - This section gives advice on how to find a dentist in your area and considerations to be made when selecting one. It also includes advice on how to register and what charges to expect to pay. There are links to useful websites too.

Doctor - You never know when you or a member of your family will become ill or need advice so you should always be registered with a family doctor so that they have access to your medical records and know about any previous treatment you may have had.

NHS and private care options are available throughout the UK and you should thoroughly research local provision in the area you are settling in.

To view the complete guide, CLICK HERE

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.


To read the guide CLICK HERE

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.


To read the guide CLICK HERE

Self Employment Awareness Workshops (One Day)



The Self-Employment Awareness Workshop is operated by X-Forces on behalf of the Career Transition Partnership.

The aim of the day is to explore self-employment as an option for resettlement and to look at what you need to consider if you want to explore this further. Working both as a group and individually, you will gain an awareness of what starting up a business means; to you, your family, and your finances. We will discuss the pros and cons of self-employment and look at how to begin planning the launch of a successful business. 

X-Forces will provide on going support to those who choose to pursue self-employment, providing expert guidance as you start-up and in the early years of your business.

By the end of the one-day workshop you will have a better idea of what starting a business entails and have a clear understanding of what support is on offer, so you can plan your next steps.

For a list of forthcoming courses at venues across the UK, CLICK HERE

Friday, 4 November 2016

Forces Resettlement Guide - What Next?


CLICK HERE to read
                               



Share Your Military Skills With the Scout Movement