Friday, 28 July 2017

Monday, 24 July 2017

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.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

CarillionAmey - Rodents – control/treatment – all year round

If you suspect you have rodents in your property, read CA's advice on how to treat the problem and the steps you can take to prevent future infestations. It also advises how we treat different rodents and how long treatment normally takes. Click HERE to read more

npower launches its most competitive tariff for ‘Everyday Heroes’ - Everyday Heroes Fix

Today, npower launches ‘Everyday Heroes Fix’, a new tariff exclusively for employees of the emergency services, NHS and Armed Forces, who hold either Blue Light Card or Defence Discount Service memberships. The tariff is on average npower’s most competitive deal* and fixes energy prices until December 2018, offering these everyday heroes a great deal on their energy and protects them from price rises until the end of next year.

The tariff is exclusively available to Blue Light Card or Defence Discount Service members, regardless of whether they are a new or existing npower customer, pay by Direct Debit or on receipt of bill, as long as they manage their account online. The npower offer is available by logging on to or

Toby Carvey - Armed Forces Offer

Receive 10% off your food bill at Toby Carvery Monday-Saturday by showing your Defence Privilege Card or MOD90 and the voucher that can be downloaded  HERE
T&Cs apply

DIO SFA Customer Satisfaction Survey

Thursday, 13 July 2017

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:

Monday, 10 July 2017

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, 3 July 2017

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!
0800 014 9084

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.