Friday, 27 January 2017

Little Troopers Summer Camp 2017

This event was a great success the last five years and we can't wait to run our annual military family event again in 2017, a weekend of memory making

Defence Discount Service

Savings from the only official Ministry of Defence discount provider.
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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

The Tri Service Contact House Directory

The Tri-Service Contact House Directory contains details of who to contact to book a stay in a UK or overseas contact house. The directory is available to view on the HIVE website at:

Big White Wall

CarillionAmey Housing Portal - important message

Service family hot topics January 2017

Young persons Safe Haven - mental health crisis support 10 to 17 yrs olds

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 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:


Friday, 20 January 2017

Can't afford a place of your own?

Can't afford a place of your own?
Why not drop in to discover what low cost homes are available for sale and take your first step onto the housing ladder with a new home.
You can talk to specialist staff from Rushmoor Borough Council's and Hart District Council's housing teams, representatives from Help to Buy South and from social housing providers.
Speak to an independent financial advisor to find out about your mortgage options, what you can expect to pay each month and how much deposit you will need.
For more information and advice, please visit our Looking for a home pages.

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

Career Transition Partnership - Employment Bulletin January 2017 - London and South East

On behalf of the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), welcome to the London and the South East Employment Bulletin, which will provide you with the latest jobs and business news from across the region and highlights a selection of the latest regional vacancies on our job site,

In addition to this bulletin, there are plenty of other resources available to assist you in your job search: the monthly Focus e-newsletter provides job-finding, resettlement and training news via email, our bespoke Industry Sector Guides are regularly updated with the latest industry news, and the CTP website is full of useful tips, advice and dedicated employer microsites, where you will find information from a range of companies with ongoing opportunities for ex-military personnel.

To read the whole Bulletin, please

Monday, 16 January 2017

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

British Forces Resettlement Services

Just For Her Magazine - free from Aldershot HIVE


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:

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:


Friday, 13 January 2017

4 Med Regt Welfare Office Drop in Clinics

4 Med Regt Welfare Office have drop in clinics on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 0900-1000hrs. No appointment necessary. For further information, please contact 01252 868609 or 07776172451

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:

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

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 “” 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, but aren't
  • 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 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

Wednesday, 4 January 2017