Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Forcesline

For more information please 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Search for Job Vacancies in Essex


http://www.jobs24.co.uk/jobs/england/jobs-essex

National Express Discount for Serving Military Personnel

www.nationalexpress.com/coach/offers/mod

All Trans Autos - Military Discount





















All Trans Autos of Moss Road Stanway offer 10% Military Discount on labour rate and MOT.  ID required.

Pegasus Tailoring


50% Discount on Military Engraving


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Legal Comfort Solicitors


Are you a Military Wife who has considered studying for a degree, educational course, or re-training course?


Are you a Military Wife who has considered studying for a degree, educational course, or re-training course?

Did you know that the The Royal Legion Women's Section can help you ?!

If you are the spouse / partner of someone who is serving/ex serving (including widows and divorced spouses who aren't in a new cohabiting relationship), then RBLWS may be able to help you, through the President's Award Scheme.

So if you've ever fancied studiying a certain subject, or perhaps re-training so that you can work from home, why not take a look at the full details here

We want more military wives to know about the RBLWS and the President's Award Scheme.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

MOD extends its free mail service for Defence Personnel


The MOD has extended its free mail service to enable loved ones to send more free letters and parcels to those deployed around the world.


In response to feedback received from personnel, the MOD has taken the step to extend its Enduring Families Free Mail Service (EFFMS) from 1 September 2015.

It will allow a further 1,200 personnel serving on joint operations on land, sea, and air to benefit from the opportunity to receive letters and parcels from their family and friends for free.

The EFFMS is delivered by the British Forces Post Office(BFPO) in conjunction with Royal 

 Mail, and allows family and friends to send letters and items roughly the size of a shoe box and weighing up to 2kg from one of the 11,500 post offices throughout the UK to Defence personnel around the world.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme for Service Personnel Launched

A new Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme has been launched (6 July 2015) to allow Service personnel (SP) to apply for a loan, in the form of an advance of pay. This is to meet the cost of a deposit for a rental property, mirroring a similar scheme for civilian personnel.

Moving home within the private rental sector can be expensive, and sometimes affording a deposit can prevent personnel considering private rental as an accommodation option. The DCLG has developed a new initiative through which they allow staff to apply for an advance of salary to help meet the cost of a private rental deposit. The MOD has implemented a similar scheme for both Service and civilian personnel. For SP it will be provided through the Advance of Pay mechanism. All Regular and Full Time Reserve Service personnel, who have completed at least two months’ service, are eligible to apply for the scheme. However, overseas personnel are already eligible to apply for an advance of pay on assignment and are excluded from the scheme*; other detailed eligibility criteria may be found in the JSP 754 and in T Letter 315/15.

The initiative was developed by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to assist workers in meeting the cost of a deposit to support mobility. The MOD has adopted the scheme, recognising that this provides a further element of choice, especially for those SP who are not entitled to SFA.

It is limited only to the cost of the deposit and, aligned with current Advance of Pay policy (Chapter 2, Section 5 of JSP 754), must be repaid over 12 months.

* They would become eligible to apply on return assignment to UK.


NHS Choices for Military - Healthcare Information for the Forces and Veterans

The new NHS Choices for Military webpages have the following sections (links are embedded) which provide guidance and links covering accessing NHS services:

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

START 4 LIFE - Sign Up Now to Free Information Service

start 4 lifeBaby on the way? Or maybe just arrived? Sign up FREE for Start4Life Information Service for Parents and get loads of tips and advice tailored to your baby's age.

www.nhs.uk/start4life

Monday, 13 April 2015

MOD Discount of 10% with Topps Tiles

Topps Tiles have joined Defence Discount Service and are offering members 10% off in store with their Defence Privilege Card or MOD90 and the discount code that can be found on our website. 

For details visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk.

Image used -Hemline White- Coming to stores in April

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Forcesline + AWOL Line


Something on your mind?

Forcesline is a free and 100% confidential helpline that is completely independent of the military chain of command. Our experienced civilian staff provide a supportive, listening and signposting service for serving personnel and their families as well as former members of the Armed Forces. You can talk to us about anything including personal concerns, worries and problems. Where possible, we will give you factual information or 'signpost' you to appropriate ways forward, but we will not judge you.

Our telephone support line is available Monday-Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm.

Freephone Number

  • From the UK (Main Line): 0800 731 4880
From Operational Theatres, to enable access through Paradigm's phone system, dial the appropriate access number then enter *201 at the PIN prompt.


Absent without leave (AWOL) line

If you are serving and you are AWOL then call our helpline for confidential advice - Call on

01380 738137

The Royal British Legion - Helpline


Helpline

Our telephone helpline is open to everyone, 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.
Call 0808 802 8080 (free from UK landlines and main mobile networks) or if you are in the Republic of Ireland, you can call 1800 992 294 for free.
From overseas: +44 (0)20 3376 8080 (full rate)

Monday, 16 March 2015

Children's Education Advisory Service - Help With Moving Schools

Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) is a tri-service organisation funded by the MOD. It was established to provide information and support to Service families and eligible MOD civilians on all aspects of the education of their children in the UK and overseas.
When children move frequently from one school to another or between different educational systems obtaining appropriate provision can be complex.



CEAS provides information and advice as well as supporting parents at meetings with schools, local authorities, at tribunal etc. No question is too small or too large for us to deal with. If we don’t know the answer ourselves we usually know someone who does. All of our staff have considerable experience of advising Service parents on a wide range of issues regarding Service children’s education.

Contact CEAS
The CEAS Helpline is manned from 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. At other times, or when the helpline is busy, messages can be left on the answer machine or sent via email. Please ensure that your name, the name and date of birth of the child (if appropriate) and your contact details are left slowly and clearly.

Children's Education Advisory Service
Trenchard Lines
Upavon, Pewsey
Wiltshire
SN9 6BE
Telephone: 01980 618 244 (Military 94 344 8244)
Email: enquiries@ceas.uk.com 

Fax: 01980 618245 (military 94 344 8245)



Monday, 9 March 2015

You Could Be Entitled To Benefits

Use the benefits calculator to see what benefits you are entitled to. 
Click here for more information

Monday, 23 February 2015

British Forces Resettlement Services Events


Upcoming Resettlement Events for the forthcoming month:

http://www.bfrss.org.uk/Events/

Please check this link on a regular basis for information regarding all BFRS upcoming events.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A Parent's Guide to Being Share Aware Online

We tell our children to share but online it's different. In fact sometimes sharing online can be dangerous. That's why we're asking parents to be Share Aware and keep children safe online.
CLICK HERE to read the guide

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Royal Mail Redirection

Please note that it is you, the occupants responsibility when moving from Service Families Accommodation to you redirect your mail to the new House through the Royal Mail Redirection Service (from £24.99 for up to 3 months).   Failure to do this may result in mail being disposed of by the new occupant of your old house.