Friday, 27 January 2017

Police clampdown on mobile phones at the wheel

Motorists risking using a mobile phone whilst driving in the UK are in line for harsher penalties, along with more chance of getting caught.

For More Information CLICK HERE

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Domestic abuse





Avoid internet scams


Using wif-fi/mobile devices - precautions


Shopping safely on line - advise from Crimestoppers


Social networking - stay safe



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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Monday, 23 January 2017

Hampshire Constabulary advise on moped security


Hampshire Constabulary advise on bicycle security


Quest Resettlement Magazine January 2017

MoneyForce - money information for the military



MoneyForce* was set up especially to provide money guidance to UK Service people; it aims to support all Service personnel, their partners, families and dependants to be better prepared to manage their money and financial affairs. How you can get MoneyFit with MoneyForce? MoneyForce provides information on a variety of topics, for example:

Managing money: information on planning, saving and investing, spending and borrowing. Your career: includes information on all stages of your career; it also explains your pay statement, your allowances, bonuses and other entitlements, including your Service pension. But do let us know if there's something missing by emailing us at moneyforce@britishlegion.org.uk. Life and family: information on how to manage money with your partner, your housing options, maternity, paternity & adoption leave and pay, children's savings and your rights during divorce or separation. Debt: information on managing debt, how to deal with people you owe money to and where you can get help. Managing crisis: explains your options if you're facing up to leaving service, claiming a tax rebate, insurance claims, injury, illness, bereavement and more.
For more information, visit: https://www.moneyforce.org.uk/




 

Friday, 20 January 2017

Aldershot and Farnborough Markets

Aldershot market

Monday and Thursday markets

The Aldershot market takes place every Monday and Thursday in Union Street and Wellington Street between 9am and 4.30pm.
Farnborough market

Tuesday and Friday markets

The Farnborough market takes place in the Queensmead shopping centre every Tuesday and Friday between 9am and 4.30pm.
Important Information for Parents and Schools

Changes to the Special Educational Needs Addition to the MOD Continuity of Education Allowance
(JSP 752 Part 2(V29.0 Jan 17) Chapter 9, Sections 2 and 4) 

Details can be seen at this link
 

2017 London Eye Offer from Union Jack Club

Monday, 16 January 2017

The Vine Centre - shortlisted for Eagle Charity of the Year 2017


British Forces Resettlement Services

Don't forget to redirect!















 

When Moving Out of your Service Family Accommodation please make sure that you have arranged to redirect your mail.

The Post Office offers a redirection service at: http://www.postoffice.co.uk/redirection

Armed Forces Childcare Voucher Scheme


Childcare vouchers are a government initiative designed to help working parents pay for childcare. You can convert part of your salary into vouchers before your usual tax and NI contributions are taken. This means that you only have to pay the tax and NI on what’s left, saving you up to £933 per year.

What’s even better is that both parents can take advantage of the scheme, so you could make a joint saving of up to £1,866 per family!
You will receive your childcare vouchers in line with your monthly pay. You can choose to receive paper vouchers at your correspondence address, or e-vouchers, which are by far the most popular choice and allow you to go online and make direct payments into your childcare provider’s bank account.
Childcare vouchers can be used to pay any Ofsted (or equivalent) registered childcare providers, which can include nurseries, childminders, nannies, play schemes, out-of-hours school clubs and holiday camps, as well as certain elements of Independent school fees.

For further information, visit this link: http://www.modchildcare.co.uk/armed-forces/

 

Friday, 13 January 2017

Little Troopers - supporting children with parent(s) in the British Armed Forces


Little Troopers (formally My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures) is a registered charity supporting children with parent(s) in our British Armed Forces, these children face unique daily challenges due to their parents career choice especially when they experience repeated separation of varying lengths of time from their serving parent(s) due to exercises, training, operations and other service commitments.
As a charity we ensure all Little Troopers have fundamental resources available to help ease and aid the separation period, that support can be reached self-sufficiently from wherever you are based, events are made available to promote reconnection of parent and Little Trooper and there is a community celebrating how special all the Little Troopers out there really are!
The original charity was born following a very successful fundraising event ‘My daddy is a soldier trek 2011’ which was arranged by the founders of My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures;  Louise Fetigan and Linda Trickett. This event enabled three Army children to focus on a fun activity trekking up Mount Snowdon and the children managed to gain a sense of community and belonging from the experience, distracting them in a positive way from the fact their fathers were in Afghanistan. In November 2015 the charity was relaunched by Louise as Little Troopers supporting all children with a serving parent in the regular or reserve British Armed Forces.

For more information, please visit: http://www.littletroopers.net/about/





Careers Transition Partnership - Young Adults' Job Finding Bulletin January 2017






 Click HERE to view and/or download the Bulletin

Monday, 9 January 2017

Guidance from the NSPCC regarding online safety for children - keep your child safe!


Click on the link for information and guidance on online safety for children
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Friday, 6 January 2017

SSAFA Short Breaks 2017

SSAFA coordinates Short Breaks that focus on offering new experiences and activities for children and young people from Service families.

Recent veterans may also now apply however priority for spaces on the break will be given to serving families or reservists.
Transport to and from the venue is up to family to arrange. We welcome applications from anywhere and will review on a case by case basis. If you envisage having travel difficulties please do still get in contact and we shall do our best to help accordingly.


For more information, please click on this link:

Hampshire Constabularly - fake Amazon emails



Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “service@amazon.co.uk” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification.
The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches.

The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information.

Amazon says that suspicious e-mails will often contain:


  • Links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk, but aren't Amazon.co.uk.
  • Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer.
  • Typos or grammatical errors.
  • Forged (or spoofed) e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from Amazon.co.uk.

Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.
You can read more about identifying suspicious emails claiming to be from Amazon by visiting
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489210

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Army HIVE Information Centres


Hive.PNGHIVE information centres support the chain of command and service communities through the provision of up-to-date and relevant information.

The HIVE is an information network available to all members of the Service community. It serves both married and single personnel, together with their families, dependants and civilians employed by the Services.

Worldwide, the HIVE information centres offer an extensive range of information on relocation, local unit and civilian facilities, places of interest, schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities.

We network worldwide, sourcing national and local information as needed. Information on relocations is one of our key areas of information support and is available either in advance or on arrival at the receiving unit. Information on the ways to communicate with those serving away on operational deployments is also available through our HIVE information centres.

HIVE information support officers are not trained in welfare counselling. We are however able to advise referral to those professional agencies best suited to the individual’s circumstances. All HIVE staff is bound to a code of confidentiality.

Useful Health Websites


Useful Health Websites

www.bigwhitewall.com Big White Wall is a 24/7, safe, anonymous support service, with trained counsellors online at all times. It’s free to UK serving personnel, veterans and their families. 
www.dmws.org.uk The Defence Medical Welfare Service provides 24 hour practical and emotional support to those members of the British Armed Forces who are receiving hospital care, their dependent relatives and entitled civilians, in operational areas and in static locations in the UK and overseas.
www.armedforceshealthpartnership.org.uk - Armed Forces Health Partnership programme is a joint venture between The Royal British Legion, a UK leading charity providing help and welfare to the Serving and ex-serving community, and Combat Stress, the UK's leading military charity specialising in veterans' mental health.
www.combatstress.org.uk - Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health.
www.ptsdresolution.org - Post Traumatic Stress can affect service personnel at any time, and can have an impact on their families. This charity offers treatment nationwide through their network of registered counsellors. Also call 0845 021 7873.
www.counselling-directory.org.uk - Counselling Directory lists qualified/registered counsellors and psychotherapists.
www.bda-findadentist.org.uk - British Dental Association site which has up to date information on finding local NHS dentists.
www.nhs.uk - National Health Service website including useful dental surgery search by postcode, dentists name or area.
www.bfgnet.de/bfghs - For details of health and dental provision in BFG.
www.bupa.com/hmforces - offers significant discount to Forces families looking for private health care.
www.mutual-support.org.uk - Mutual Support - The Armed Forces National Support Group of the MS Society of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.
www.nhs.uk/smokefree - NHS website helping people to stop smoking.

 Please note that HIVE (AWS) is not responsible for the content or reliability of any of these external websites and therefore does not officially endorse any information, products or services they might offer

AFF - register your Service child for Service Pupil Premium

If your child attends a state school, academy or free school in England, and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted Service Pupil Premium (SPP) of £300. The Department for Education provides SPP to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral, support during challenging times such as separation, injury or bereavement.

Your school will receive the funds directly, with the Head Teacher and school governors deciding how it is spent. Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child is registered.
The annual census takes place on 19 January 2017. Be sure to contact your child’s school before this date to make them aware that your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database.
Find out more
For more information on eligibility, click here.
For any other queries regarding Service children, contact DCYP-CEAS-enquiries@mod.uk  or speak to our AFF Education Specialist on ec@aff.org.uk 

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