Monday, 28 September 2015

Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) YouTube Film and Mobile Phone App

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The Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) has launched a new mobile app and briefing films to help service personnel and their families access their services.

When families experience incidents at home while loved ones are serving overseas it is very important that everyone is aware of the process in place that can facilitate their immediate return home.

This short Families Brief is to explain the role the JCCC undertakes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help families when incidents occur involving service personnel or someone at home.

To watch the film 'Joint Compassionate and Casualty Centre Families Brief' on YouTube, please click HERE



For further information contact:
Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
Tel: 01452 519951
Email: dbs-jcccgroupmailbox@mod.uk

Whitchurch Farmers' Market - 1st Sat of Each Month


CarillionAmey Customer Notice: Contacting the Helpdesk on Mondays

Please Note: Mondays are CarillionAmey’s busiest time at the Helpdesk with a much higher number of calls than on any other day of the week. 

Our staff are doing everything possible to deal with calls efficiently, however please note that if you do decide to call on a Monday expect a longer than normal wait time. 

Alternatively, you might be able to find the answers to your questions on our website at www.carillionamey.co.uk

Freedom Shropshire: Information & Advice on Domestic Abuse and Violence

Freedom Shropshire is designed to enable people who live and work in Shropshire to access relevant and up to date guidance and advice on Domestic Abuse and Violence and provide information on services offered within Shropshire.

Get the right information
To help you jump to the most relevant part of the Freedom Shropshire Website, take our interactive Freedom Shropshire help questionnaire: Get to the right information, help and advice fast.

You can also find Freedom Shropshire on Facebook and Twitter

Thursday, 24 September 2015

10% MOD Discount Off OddPrints Photo Printing

OddPrints allows you to prints your photos at any size. Perfect for filling non-standard frame sizes such as lockets. They are pleased to offer a 10% discount to Defence Discount Service members and details can be found via www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Military Wives Choir Shawbury

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Who Can Join the Defence Discount Service?

Did you know you can join the official MoD discount service for free and start saving online and on the high street if you are:
  • - Serving or reserve forces
  • - Spouses/Partners of those currently serving
  • - Ex-serving Armed Forces (Veterans)
  • - Cadet Forces (16+) including Adult Instructors
  • - MoD Civil Servants
  • - War/Service Widow(er)s
  • - Bereaved Family Members
  • - NATO Personnel Serving in the UK
Join for free at www.defencediscountservice.co.uk with optional discount card for those without a MOD90 priced at £4.99 for a 5 year membership to help you save on the high street.

Can I Join the Army? Checklist

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Aiming for a career in the Army? Got questions about whether you can join up or not? Here’s what you need to know http://bit.ly/1FXOwhI

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Service Parents' Guide to Boarding Schools

Copies of the latest edition are available from the HIVE.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Dance Classes at The Shamrock Community Centre, Tern Hill - from Sept

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Royal British Legion Support

GET SUPPORT

The Royal British Legion provide practical support to serving men and women, veterans (ex-Service of all ages) and their families. Explore how we can help you and get in touch for advice, information and guidance at http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-support/
We're here to serve you

Friday, 11 September 2015

Durham University - Undergraduate Military Scholarships

To view the document in full, please click on the link below:
Durham University - Undergraduate Military Scholarships

FAT FACE MOD Discount of 10% In Store

We are pleased to announce that FAT FACE have joined Defence Discount Service and are offering members a 10% discount in store with their Defence Privilege Card or MOD90.

For offer details visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

MOD Discount of 12% Off Hotelopia Autumn & Winter Breaks

Book your Autumn city break and Winter holidays now and receive a 12% discount on all bookings with Hotelopia!

For all the information please see www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

Home-Start Telford & Wrekin - Support & Friendship for Families

Home-Start Telford & Wrekin is a voluntary organisation which offers a helping hand to parents of young children at just such times. They can provide support and a listening ear to families who are finding it difficult to cope, whether through isolation, ill health, domestic abuse, practical issues or simply low self-esteem.

The years between birth and school are among the most important in a child's development. Research has shown that children raised in a stable, loving environment have much better life chances later on. Home-Start's aim is to help support parents in those early years as they build better lives for their children.


Home-Start works because its volunteers have been parents themselves. They know what it's like when life's stresses get in the way, and how hard it can be to stay on track and provide the love, routine and stimulation so vital to a young child's future. They work alongside parents to provide non- judgemental support and encouragement for as long as is needed, until strength and confidence are restored.

Trained volunteers are carefully matched to families and will visit or make contact every week until the last child turns five, or parents feel able to cope on their own.

Home-Start is committed to making a real, positive difference to outcomes for families and their children, and all the evidence shows that parents who have used the scheme have a hugely improved quality of life and ability to cope once they're 'flying solo' again.

If you would like to find out more about being a Home-Start volunteer or becoming a Trustee, contact the office by phoning  01952 872280 or click HERE

SSAFA Support for Homeless Armed Forces Veterans

There's no question that life after the Forces can be challenging. At SSAFA we know that significant number of veterans find themselves on the streets so we have developed specialist services to support them.

For some service life can put a strain on relationships leading to divorce. A lack of experience in dealing with every day finances can quickly get people into trouble too. Mental health problems, sometimes relating to military service such as PTSD, can also increase the risk of homelessness with sufferers facing addiction and unemployment.

Getting veterans back on their feet

As a priority our team provide food, clothing and shelter for veterans who find themselves homeless. We then look to see what other support we can provide to get someone off the street.

Importantly, our network of volunteers outside of London, as well as our wider welfare services mean that SSAFA is there for our veterans as they rebuild their lives. For someone moving into a new home or kicking an addiction, our support and funding is an essential part of their journey.

WE CAN HELP GET YOU BACK ON YOUR FEET
Call our Housing Advisors on 020 7463 9398 or send us an online enquiry.

Find out more at: https://www.ssafa.org.uk/help-you/veterans/homelessness

MOD Discount of 20% at Frankie & Bennys

Frankie and Bennys offer members of Defence Discount Service 20% off their food with their MOD90 or Defence Privilege Card.

For details, when you can use the discount and how to claim visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk or log in to the Defence Discount Service app.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

FREE Travel for Service Personnel on Transport for London Services

Transport For London (TfL) has confirmed that their concession which permits Service personnel in uniform free travel on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail services is still in place. 

Please note personnel should be in full uniform, including hat and be in possession of their Service ID card.

This information might be useful for personnel attending events for Battle of Britain anniversary, London Poppy Day and Remembrance.