Friday, 30 October 2015

Joining Forces - Savings & Loans for the Armed Forces

Joining forces – Savings and loan repayments taken straight from pay. The MoD has made possible for three of the UK’s leading credit unions to join forces and make simple saving accounts and loans available to the armed forces and their families.

Forces families whose credit ratings are damaged by the demands of the job are to be offered cheap loans and good savings accounts. A new government –backed credit union service will help Army, Navy and RAF personnel struggling to build a credit rating. 

Overseas postings and call-ups at short notice often make it impossible to show evidence of regular payment – deterring lenders from offering cheap deals. Now a trio of credit unions will allow personnel and their families to repay loans from them through their pay packets and offer the chance to save regularly.

MOD Children's Education Advisory Service

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RBLWS President's Award Scheme - Financial Support with Study for Military Spouses

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 studying 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.

Healthy Shropshire News: An Update on E-cigarettes

An update on E-cigarettes

News from our partners at Help2Change
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigs or vapourisers, are often made to look or feel like real cigarettes. Most (although not all) electronic cigarettes contain nicotine (but don't contain tobacco) and as nothing is burning they don't produce smoke.
Whilst e-cigarettes do not produce smoke, users exhale a smoke-like vapour consisting largely of propylene glycol and glycerine. There is little evidence of harmful effects in the short to medium term from repeated exposure to these chemicals, and an absence of evidence of significant harm to bystanders caused by e-cigarettes.

Monday, 26 October 2015

The Original Factory Shop - New 10% MOD Discount

We would like to welcome The Original Factory Shop to Defence Discount Service who are offering members 10% discount both online and on the high street with your Defence Privilege Card or MOD90. 

For further details please

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Friday, 16 October 2015

SFA & SSFA Occupants: Have you got home liability insurance cover?

If you occupy Service Family Accommodation be it either SFA or SSFA you will have signed an agreement when you moved into the property called a Service Licence to Occupy Service Family Accommodation (known as a Licence to Occupy). Due to this, you are not classed as a tenant you are a licensee.

Within the Licence to Occupy there is a clause that states that you are liable for damage up to at least the sum advised currently by the MOD, which from 1st August 2011 is set at £20,000.

You need to arrange your own home liability insurance cover – of at least £20,000. The Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel (SIIAP) at provides details of insurance providers who can ensure that you have the necessary ‘Licence to Occupy’ SFA cover.

Because you occupy the property under this agreement and are not classed as a tenant, standard home insurance policies do not cover your liability. SIIAP members offer policies that have a Licence to Occupy extension that has been specifically designed to meet this risk.

See CarillionAmey guide Your Guide to Living in Service Family Accommodation page 10.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Have You Downloaded 'MOD ICE' The JCCC App?

Does your family know who to contact in the Military if you are faced with an emergency at home? 

Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the most common types of family emergency and how JCCC can help. 

Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, download and follow key messages. 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Monday, 5 October 2015

Ladies Learn to Skate Club - Maurice Chandler Sports Centre

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Ladies !! Wednesday night skate club – & – for ages 16 & over

RBL Shopping Bags Now Available

RBL's Poppy jute bags are available from today at all Sainsbury's supermarkets for just £3! With all profits going towards helping our Armed Forces community, it’s a great way to show your support.