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

Friday, 4 November 2016

Forces Resettlement Guide - What Next?


CLICK HERE to read
                               



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