Monday, 27 February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Pathfinder - Feb 2017 edition available now


Please click HERE to view online 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Combat Stress 24 Hour Helpline for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families


Our free 24-hr Helpline is here for veterans and serving military personnel, and their families.

AFC Education For Children

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 www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/support-and-advice/

Forces Additional Needs & Disability Newletter


To download or view online please click HERE

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Service Life Insurance

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You can protect the future of your family from today until 2042 at a fixed price FOR THE WHOLE TERM. Perfect for safeguarding your mortgage and with a Government guarantee of payment for operational casualties.
Service Life Insurance 365 was designed and introduced by MOD in 2007 to provide a robust, trustworthy solution for enduring Military Life Cover – when purely commercial operators declined to provide cover for Service Personnel facing the threat from war, weapons of mass destruction or terrorism.
Exclusively available online, you can either pay your premium by Direct Debit from your bank – ideal if you intend to retain SLI365 as a civilian (through to age 65 if you wish) or through your pay account with Joint Personnel Administration ‘JPA’.
SLI365 can provide up to £200,000 lump sum benefit in the event of death or terminal illness - covering all peacetime risks such as traffic accidents and illness. Most importantly, because SLI365 is available under a contract with MoD, it guarantees protection for up to 25 years for any unforeseen operational risk.
A summary of the benefits include:

* Cover on and off duty, 365 days a year

* Up to £200,000 lump sum benefit on death or diagnosis of terminal illness – covering all peacetime risks

* Quick application progress - acceptance a certainty – (18-45 year olds)

* No medical required

* Fixed premium

For every policy taken out we make a donation to tri-service charity, The Not Forgotten Association (nfassociation.org) to support the great work they do in providing help for serving injured and veterans.
So, have a look at a brochure available now from most local HIVEs or visit www.sli365.com where you can get a quote for your chosen term (anything between 5 and 25 years) and chosen benefit amount. If you would like more information, please visit our website www.sli365.com – or drop an email to sliteam@sli365.com to request a unit briefing from our ex-military manager.
Coming soon: tips on writing your life insurance policy in trust . . .

Cessation of E-Bluey Service on 31st March 2017

The Ministry of Defence has announced that the e-bluey service will be ending on 31 March 2017.  
The British Forces Post Office (BFPO) would like to reassure all concerned that the BFPO remains fully committed to ensuring that those deployed on operations are able to keep in touch with their families and friends.  
It is regrettable that SuperLetter, the company that provide the e-bluey service, announced the cessation of the e-bluey before the BFPO could launch its own communications to inform our valued customers.  
Please be assured that we understand and take their concerns seriously, and that the importance of the services provided by the BFPO is recognised and embedded within the Armed Forces Covenant, as well as the Terms and Conditions of Service of military personnel. 
Since the draw down from Afghanistan in 2014, and the continued growth of Wi-Fi and mobile data-based technologies, the e-bluey has become much less popular as a way for Service personnel to stay in touch.  
Usage has fallen by 97%, with numbers declining significantly from 100,000 in 2007 to under 3,000 per month in December 2016. As a result of this rapid decline in usage, and changes in the way people are staying in touch with each other, the decision has been made to terminate the e-bluey service.  
The MoD has decided to reinvest all of the funds used for the e-bluey service into further improvement of deployed welfare packages. The rationale behind this is that, while the e-bluey service is only used by a small number of people, a reinvestment of funds can provide improvements in Wi-Fi- based services that can benefit, and are more relevant to, a larger number of Service personnel, their families and friends.  
Our parcel and letter services will remain unaffected by the end of the e-bluey.  

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Career Transition Partnership (CTP) Employment Bulletin - Midlands February 17



To view in full please click HERE
(including current vacancies)

Future Accommodation Model (FAM) - Survey


Service personnel want greater choice in deciding where they live, according to a survey on what the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) for the Armed Forces should look like. 

Details of the FAM Survey can be seen HERE 
More information is available HERE