Friday, 31 July 2015

Ladies Roller Skating for Fun & Fitness at the Maurice Chandler

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CarillionAmey 'In the Know' - Your Guide to a Successful Move

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For further information on SFA Move Outs, please click HERE

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Thursday, 23 July 2015

SSAFA - Lifelong Support for the Forces and their Families

We are SSAFA. We provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families, whenever and wherever they need us. If you need a helping hand, get in touch.

Click HERE for more information.

Europcar UK Car Hire - 20% Forces Discount Over Summer

Europcar are offering members of Defence Discount Service a 20% discount on UK car hire over the Summer. For offer details and the special link visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk or log in to our free mobile app.

CarillionAmey: Dealing with Utility Bills from Prior to Move-In

Have you just moved into a property? 

If you have received any utility bills/letters relating to the period before you moved in please visit
http://www.carillionamey.co.uk/service-family-accommodation/information-about-our-services/utility-bills.aspx or see the image below:

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Monday, 20 July 2015

Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CASS)

The Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) for Service Families Accommodation (SFA) replaces the 4 Tier Grading (4TG) system in April 2016, in both the UK and Worldwide (less British Forces Germany that will be subject to special arrangements). The successful implementation of CAAS SFA will rely on an accurate and timely programme of survey, which SFA occupants and their CoC are strongly encouraged to support. Service Personnel (SP) who live in SFA should engage in the process and discuss how the changes will affect them with their spouse/civil partner and seek guidance through their Chain of Command (CoC) where they do not understand how it will.

A major programme of SFA survey is being conducted throughout 2015. From June, UK SFA

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

20% MOD Discount off eflorist Flowers

eflorist are offering members a 20% discount on flowers. 

For the offer code and how to claim visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk or log in to our mobile app.

CarillionAmey: Contact Details to Change a Gas Safety Inspection, Speak Face to Face or Apply for Furniture

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Monday, 13 July 2015

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:

Friday, 10 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.

Monday, 6 July 2015

MoneyForce Advice on Identifying and Protecting from Scams

Scams are cruel and can blight the lives of victims and their families. Scammers are getting cleverer and anyone can be scammed, no matter how vigilant they think they are. This article aims to give you the skills and confidence to identify scams, share experiences and take action by reporting suspicious activity.

How to spot a scam

There are some general signs that should set alarm bells ringing wherever you see them. Be very suspicious if:
  • something sounds too good to be true – like free stuff or quick, easy money
  • you’re asked to give out personal or bank account information
  • you aren't given long to make a decision or feel pressured into making one immediately
  • you’re contacted unexpectedly by a company or person you have never heard of – this can be by post, email, phone, text or on the doorstep
  • you’re asked to pay anything up-front
  • the only contact details are a mobile phone number and a PO box address.
For some of the most common scams see Fraud, scams and identity theft.
Information extracted from the MoneyForce website; to view the full article including advice on how to protect yourself from scams, please visit: https://www.moneyforce.org.uk/News/2014/May/How-scam-aware-are-you

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Contact House in Tern Hill

The R IRISH Contact House in Tern Hill has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and is now available for bookings.

The house is a fully furnished and equipped three-bedroomed property.  It can be booked for family visits, holidays and welfare reasons at a cost of only £25 per night.

Bookings must be made through the Unit Welfare Office, and will necessitate completion of a Booking Form and payment of a £20 deposit*  

Bookings should be made in person where feasible.

Keys for weekend bookings should be collected by midday on the Friday.

For further information on booking the house please contact the Unit Welfare Office on 01630 698215.

 *Please note that the £20 deposit is non-refundable unless the reason for cancellation is due to circumstances beyond your control, in which case this should be discussed with UWO staff.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

West Mercia Women's Aid CRUSH Project

Does you partner tell you who you can see or speak to? Do they say say when you go out and who with?

If this is the case you could be in an unhealthy relationship and could need some help. Check out our website for help and advice or get in touch with our CRUSH Worker by phone or email for more help or advice.
Remember you are not alone, we can help!
www.thecrushproject.org.uk
crush@westmerciawomensaid.org
0800 014 9084