Friday, 26 February 2016

deafPLUS -Employment and Career Advice Helpline for deaf and hard of hearing people

 deafPLUS is a national charity which promotes social change, independence and wellbeing and develops potential for deaf, hard of hearing and visually impaired people.

Our new service aims to assist young people who are under the age of 30 and who live in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Sussex with guidance, information and advice regarding employment and their career plan. The helpline is a Deaf-friendly tool where people can use sign language, lipread or type on various platforms: Skype, Oovoo or Facetime.

Although this service is focused on the counties and the age range mentioned above, it is also open to anyone else who is older or lives outside these locations.

We feel that this is an important area, to give young people confidence and independence with their career planning and job hunting. 
deafPLUS Southern Counties Manager
Working days; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 5pm (no Tuesdays)
Reablement new referrals only - daily
I'm profoundly deaf please use email as my primary contact, many thanks in advance

deaf PLUS
35-39 High Street
GU11 1BH

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Resettlement Support For Service Leavers - CTP

Resettlement Support for Service Leavers: Career Transition Partnership

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd, who are global career development and outplacement specialists and part of the ManpowerGroup. 

The CTP provides free resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Regardless of rank, time served, or reason for leaving, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving Service.

Resettlement support through the CTP covers three broad areas: Transition, Training and Employment. From creating a CV through to completing relevant vocational training, learning interview skills plus researching and applying for jobs, what the CTP offers can help Service leavers not just with their first civilian job, but throughout their working lifetime.

Additionally, specialist support is provided to Wounded, Injured and Sick personnel via CTP Assist, and to Early Service Leavers via CTP Future Horizons.

The programme is delivered at nine Resettlement Centres in the UK and one in Germany, along with the Resettlement Training Centre in Aldershot, and includes face-to face support, online resettlement planningvia myPlan, the personalised area of the CTP website, and access to the CTP’s ex-military job board, CTP RightJob.

CTP RightJob lists thousands of live vacancies for Service leavers from local, national and international employers, with opportunities ranging from apprenticeship to executive. The CTP works with hundreds of organisations who recognise the benefits of recruiting from the ex-military talent pool, and value the experience and strong working ethos Service leavers bring with them.

CTP support is provided to Service leavers from two years prior to discharge, and up until two years after discharge. Click here to check eligibility.

It is vital that Service leavers register for resettlement with their Second Line Service Resettlement Advisor prior to discharge. Visit to find out more.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Legal Requirement For Dogs To Be Microchipped In England From 6th April 2016

From the 6th of April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old.

For every dog that is currently not microchipped, you will have until 6th of April to get them microchipped and registered on an approved database.

If a keeper of a dog which is not microchipped gets served with a notice requiring them to have the dog chipped, they will have 21 days to do this.

For information about FREE microchipping please visit:

Feedback on Army Website is built for you, make your opinion heard.

We are in the process of gathering feedback about the current website and your expectations for the new one and are looking for family members of soldiers and former staff thinking of re-joining the army for a short interview on the phone.

Please get in touch with our partner agency - 0207 173 2885 or

Changes to the Armed Forces Service Complaints Process

Click HERE to view/download pamphlet

Health Protection Guidance - Zika Virus

Use this link to the government website for advice on the Zika virus: 

Travel advice for pregnant women information can be found using this link: