Friday, 29 January 2016

Make a Difference: Volunteer for The Royal British Legion

Make a Difference: #Volunteer for The Royal British Legion. We have opportunities Nationwide from Fund Raising to helping our beneficiaries directly. Please log onto our webpage or call the Contact Centre (free phone) 0808 802 8080.

St John Ambulance YouTube Video: Find out how to help a baby who's not breathing with baby CPR

Find out how to help a baby who’s not breathing with #babyCPR, taught by the stars of Nursery Rhymes Inc. – the new advert from St John Ambulance. Remember the song, in case things go wrong. 

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Forces Pension Society - Pension Advisory Service

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Armed Forces Pension Options on Divorce or Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

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This booklet explains the various options available to split or share an Armed Forces Pension on a divorce or civil partnership dissolution.  

Information is contained that is relevant to the Service person and the estranged spouse.

Solicitors dealing with an Armed Forces Pension on a marriage breakdown may also find this booklet useful.

To view other Armed Forces Pensions on divorce guidance and information documents please click here

BFPO Addresses - UK Equivalent Postcodes


Some website forms that require an address to be inputted are not formatted to accept BFPO numbers.  To resolve this issue, each BFPO number now has a UK equivalent postcode that can be used when necessary.  To download the full list, please click here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/british-forces-post-office-locations

Military Mutual Insurance Offers for DDS Members

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The Army's Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Team (BHDT) Initiative

Domestic Abuse 24/7 Helpline for West Mercia Area


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Children's Education Advisory Service Moving School Packs

Moving School Packs are available from the HIVE

Children's Education Advisory Service
The Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) provides expert and impartial advice about the education of service children.

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.
To read more click HERE

Join the Midlands Military And Community Choir

The Midlands Military And Community Choir was the brainchild of the Royal British Legion and The Birmingham Bach Choir and was created to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Over the last 24 months the choir has recruited singers both with Forces connections (Serving, Cadets, Veterans, Reservists etc) and those from the civilian community.

The idea of this Military and Community Choir is to bring people together to have fun, make friends and create great music both at rehearsals and through concerts at various venues.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Applying for Civil Service Job Vacancies

The Civil Service helps the Government of the day to develop and deliver its policies as effectively as possible.
It incorporates three types of organisations – departments, agencies, and non-departmental government bodies (NDPBs) that work in a wide range of areas, touching on everyone’s day-to-day lives, such as education, health and policing.
Because our organisations deal with so many different aspects of government, civil servants work in an enormous variety of roles.
Becoming a civil servant could be as simple as applying for one of the many jobs advertised on our jobs website.  We also offer a variety of fast track routes for promising graduates and experienced professionals.

Our professional entry routes encourage people with skills developed in the private sector to transfer into the Civil Service at the right level. You can then apply those skills to make a real difference to our everyday lives. There are 22 different professions covered, and a number of different ways to apply.

Click here for the Civil Service website

CarillionAmey: Furniture and Removals - A Step by Step Guide

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CarillionAmey: YouTube Films to Help SFA Customers

CarillionAmey have put together the following films to help our customers:

Move In – takes viewers through the Move In process. How it should work and what customers should expect from CarillionAmey.

Electricity – short film advising customers how to reset an electric trip switch.

Boiler – short film advising customers how to reset a boiler.

Radiator – short film advising customers how to bleed a radiator.

Please take a look at our CarillionAmey website for further information 

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Royal Caledonian Education Trust - Scotland's Armed Forces Children's Charity

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StepChange Debt Charity: 7 Days, 7 Ways Debt Support Programme

One week. Make it count.

Take control of your finances in 2016 with our 7-day email programme of support and practical advice.

Feeling like your finances are unmanageable can make dealing with your debt a daunting prospect. But you can take control of your finances again with our 7 Days, 7 Ways email programme.
What is 7 Days, 7 Ways?

Each day for a week we'll send you an email linking to practical advice to help you with your finances. Written by our expert debt advisors, the programme is the perfect starting point in dealing with your debt.

Top 15 venues to visit on rainy days in the Midlands and Shropshire

Telford Ice Rink
Native Monster have a guide on their website giving information on indoor tourist attractions and activities in the area.  To view the guide please click HERE

Monday, 18 January 2016

Early Years Foundation Stage: Parent's Guide on Learning and Development

Click HERE to view and/or download the Guide
The purpose of this booklet is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.

MoneyForce Advice on Dealing With Debt

At this time of year we're bombarded with hints and tips of how to sort out our Christmas debt. Whatever you think about all the hype, getting your debt to a manageable level is key to starting the year in as good a position as possible. So, if you’re too busy with more important things, we set out what’s available to you and your family so all you have to do is choose your mode of action and get cracking.
Phone, online or face-to-face help
You can choose how you want to communicate, but the important thing is that you do engage in some way. Your situation might not be as bad as you think, but if it is, there are experienced people around who can help at no charge.
If you live in England or Wales, contact The Royal British Legion’s Contact Centre on 0808 802 8080 8am-8pm 7 days a week (calls are free from UK landlines and main mobile networks), pop in to a Pop in Centreor try live chat
From abroad call the Legion on +44 (0)20 3376 8080.

CarillionAmey: Boiler Repairs Step by Step Guide

Friday, 15 January 2016

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust: New hotline launches for pregnant women

News from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Improvements have been made to the way women who suffer complications during their pregnancy can access care and support in Shropshire.
Women are now able to call a new hotline number – 01952 565948 – if they suffer complications or have concerns during their pregnancy for which they want advice. The new number launched on Monday 11 January 2016.
The hotline is staffed by a Midwife who is able to provide advice and reassurance.
If the complications are such that a woman needs to be checked further, the Midwife will refer them to the Antenatal Ward in the Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford where a new Obstetrics Triage Area has been running 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week since Monday 11 January 2016.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

A new look for the Armed Forces Covenant

Today, the Armed Forces Covenant unveils its new branding.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation, ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The Covenant is a national responsibility and the Government is committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for the Armed Forces community by working with a range of delivery partners including businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.
Businesses and local authorities who wish to support the Armed Forces community can sign the Covenant, and publicly declare their commitments.
The new branding simplifies and clarifies the Armed Forces Covenant, uniting all the delivery partners in their common goal to achieve the best outcomes for the Armed Forces community.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Childcare.co.uk

Childcare.co.uk is an award winning online social networking platform for parents, childcare providers and private tutors with over 1,000,000 members. Start your childcare search or childcare job search today.

By typing in what you are looking for in terms of childcare, such as a baby sitter, maternity nurse, private tutor or schools, together with your postcode, this website will do the work for you. It also helps you look for childcare jobs! A great resource to go to for when moving to a new area.  All free to register.