Thursday, 29 September 2016

FORCESLINE



Forcesline is a confidential helpline for you and your family.

It is independent and outside the chain of command.

Further information is available on their website

Veterans UK - Free Help And Advice



Veterans UK Helpline to ensure that Veterans can seek help at anytime. The number is 0808 1914 218. For more information please visit their website veterans-uk

Benefits and concessions for the Armed Forces, veterans and their families



This information applies to:
  • people who are serving in the Armed Forces
  • people who used to serve in the Armed Forces (veterans)
  • the dependants of people serving in the Armed Forces and veterans.
There are many different kinds of financial help available for people in the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
You can use this information to find out what financial help might be available to you, depending on your situation. You can also use this information to find details of organisations that might be able to help you further.

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Latest Easy Resettlement Magazine



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Service Families Hot Topics - September 2016

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Jack Wills Military Discount



ARMED FORCES DISCOUNT

10% DISCOUNT OFF IN STORE FOR ARMED FORCES - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

10% discount is only valid in store. Offer valid in all UK & Ireland stores, excluding Outlet locations (Bicester Village, Gunwharf, Halifax, Kildare and Kilver Court) and Jersey store.
Discount can not be redeemed through the in store iPads.
Discount is only valid for MOD90 or Defence Privilege Cardholders. 
For more information visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

Discount is not valid online unfortunately.
Jack Wills reserve the right to not accept ID that they deem invalid or fraudulent.
Discount cannot be used on sale items, combined with any other offer, other discount and/or transfer to previous purchases.
Discount cannot be applied towards the purchase of charity items

Friday, 9 September 2016

TV Licence iPlayer Change: What you need to know......

TV Licence iPlayer Change: What you need to know......

New TV licence rules have come into force, with changes affecting people who watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.
As before, anyone watching or recording TV programmes as they are broadcast must have a licence.

Find out:

How has the law changed?

What can I watch without a TV licence?

What are the rules for students?

How can TV Licensing check whether I have a licence or need one?

What are the penalties for not having a licence?

Where can I get a licence?

TV Licences are available online from the TV Licensing website.
You can also purchase one by post or telephone, or at one of more than 28,000 PayPoint outlets across the UK.

Armed forces personnel

A TV Licence is not included in your monthly food and accommodation charges. In Ministry of Defence (MOD) living accommodation, on or off base, you need to be covered by a TV Licence if you watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV – on any device. That includes TVs, computers, tablets, mobile phones, games consoles, digital boxes and DVD/VHS recorders.
It’s your responsibility to check if you need a TV Licence and buy one if you do. The Ministry of Defence fully supports us in applying the law regarding TV Licensing. If we find evidence you’re watching TV illegally, you risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.
A TV Licence costs £145.50. You can spread the cost with a Direct Debit or pay in one go.

CarillionAmey: Online Furniture Request/Removal Form



Customers wishing to make a request for additional furniture or removal of Service furniture whilst they are living in their SFA can now download and complete a form online. 

For further details please visit http://www.carillionamey.co.uk/service-family-accommodation/living-in-your-sfa.aspx

CTP Vocational Training

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Search and apply for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain and abroad.

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Families Deployment Support Guide



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UNION JACK CLUB OFFER

Defence Discount - Vision Express



Vision Express offer members of Defence Discount Service some great savings!
To get your voucher visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk or log in to our free app and then click on the Vision Express offer
  

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Forces Enterprise Network - Career & Business Support



The Forces Enterprise Network, Recruit for Spouses and Evolution Forces Families have announced the creation of a new careers and enterprise company ‘Forces Enterprise Network Hub’ a fully integrated organisation which aims to transform the provision of careers and business support for the ‘whole’ Armed Forces Community.

FEN Hub exists to provide members of our Armed Forces community with the skills, resources and practical tools needed to be successful in whatever route to employment they choose, either by starting and maintaining a business or securing employment.

We bring our passion for business, experience in recruitment, knowledge of financial services and expertise in delivering training programmes and business networking to our defence community, and together we are making a difference in the lives of tri-service members, veterans, reservists, spouses and their families.


Christine Dedman, Director at Forces Enterprise Network says: “Our newly established organisation is a natural fit, together we can provide extended services to the whole Armed Forces community drawing on our individual strengths and in-depth understanding of the defence community in which we operate.”

Through our combined experience we have created a social enterprise designed specifically to meet the needs of our Armed Forces personnel, their spouses, veterans and reservists. We aim to offer a comprehensive support utilising our combined connections. Our partnership unites our individual members and works in response to the changing shift in employment options, MoD and government policy to support further the choices and support available in employment and self-employment to the Armed Forces community.

Heledd Kendrick, CEO at Recruit for Spouses says: “Recruit for Spouses believes that no military spouse should have their career subjugated because of their attachment to the Armed Forces.”
FEN Hub offers extended member services via online business support, downloadable guides on a range of employment and self-employment topics, mentoring, seminars and representation. A network of business support hubs across the UK’s MoD bases, British Forces Germany, Belgium and Cyprus has strengthened the outreach FEN Hub can provide to our members in their local communities and encourages peer supervision, creating a unique business network of entrepreneurs from a previously undervalued, high-quality resource of professionals from our Armed Forces Community.

Nadine Monks, Director at Evolution Forces Families says: “EFF’s mission statement is to improve the financial outcomes and futures of the military community through the services we offer. As part of this we recognise that a second income or aspirations beyond a service career can be integral to the planning of this. We are delighted to be part of this uniquely holistic approach to addressing these needs.”

For further information please contact:
T. 0330 0240 172
W. http://forcesenterprisenetwork.co.uk/fen-hub
E. hub@forcesenterprisenetwork.co.uk

Future Accommodation Model (FAM) - Shape the Policy - Have your Say



https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mod-future-accommodation-model

You can access the survey from this link - the 'token' is your or your partner's service number.  Please complete the survey, this is your chance to influence the future of Service Accommodation.

September Soldier Magazine - On Line Now




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