Wednesday, 27 July 2016

CarillionAmey - Sustain and Improve


Union Jack Club (London)

For further information about the Union Jack Club, see the website
https://www.ujclub.co.uk/

Monday, 25 July 2016

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Scotty's Little Soldiers

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved British Forces children.

Nikki Scott lost her Husband and father of two, Cpl Lee Scott in Afghanistan in 2009. Having witnessed first hand the devastation losing a serving parent can have on a child she has founded Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity to provide support for bereaved British Forces children.

The charity’s assistance is divided into 3 distinct programmes.  ‘Smiles’ offers the children that opportunity to smile again through a wide range of fun activities and gifts.  This includes holiday breaks, group events, special experiences and gifts at difficult times of the year.

The ‘Support’ programme aims to assist with the more emotional side of bereavement and includes access to professional counselling and a family support network.

Finally, the ‘Strides’ programme is designed to help with the charity’s beneficiaries’ personal development and includes a range of activity and educational grants.

For further information on the Scotty's Little Soldiers Charity, please go to the Website


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

CarillionAmey - Walk Away Cleaning Scheme

10 facts about the Walkaway Cleaning Scheme

To view this document online click HERE

Forces UK Schools Directory 16/17


AFF Survey - How We Live - The Future of Housing


Please could all families in SFA please take a few minutes to complete this survey on the AFF website.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/affbigsurvey2016web

Change to Student Funding Benefits for Armed Forces Families





The Army Families Federation (AFF) is delighted that, after much campaigning, Service families should now find it much easier to undertake distance learning while posted overseas.

Following an announcement by Universities Minister Jo Johnson, Forces families should no longer be excluded from accessing a student loan if they are not resident in the UK on the first day of their chosen course. The new rule will grant eligibility for student funding for a UK based distance learning course even if families are posted overseas while the course is still ongoing.



Championing Spouse Training

AFF has worked hard for some time, to improve the employment and training prospects of Army spouses. Given that spouses are unable to work in some overseas locations, they are pleased that improved training opportunities will now be available.

AFF Chief Executive Sara Baade said: “AFF is delighted with the Government’s decision to change student funding rules in order to provide Armed Forces families who are posted abroad with the same opportunities as those living in the UK, when accessing Student Finance England loans.

Heatwave - How to Survive in Hot Weather


For advice on how to survive the heatwave, see the NHS Choices Website

Friday, 15 July 2016

Future Accommodation Model (Survey for Service Personnel & Spouses)

Future Accommodation Model – A survey for Service Personnel and Spouses is seeking feedback their views on how they would like accommodation to be provided. Families are requested to complete the AFF survey to provide their views and feedback and to help influence the decisions being made.

Service Families Federations are hosting the Big Survey 2016 – Future of Housing. 

AFF has three Fitbit Flex to giveaway for those taking the survey (those wanting to be entered for a chance to win one will need to include their details at the end of the survey).   

See the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/affbigsurvey2016web

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

CarillionAmey's March-In Standards

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CarillionAmey Self Help - Pre-Move In / Move Out Guide



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MOD Veterans' Support


To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme this week, Defence Business Services has produced a short 30 second film to highlight MOD’s veterans' support.

See the film on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/modveteransuk or search Facebook for ‘MOD Veterans UK’ where the film is pinned to the top.