Monday, 31 October 2016

Tesco Direct delivers to British Forces Post Office (BFPO) Addresses

Tesco are pleased to inform you that they are now able to deliver to British Forces Post Office locations around the globe.

For more details about how to place, track and manage your orders CLICK HERE.


Monday, 17 October 2016

Help For Heroes - Hidden Wounds

Service Personnel in need of psychological support should contact your Medical Officer or Unit Welfare Officer, of Help for Heroes to see if we can support you in other ways.

We encourage those in need of support for children under 18 or for complex issues, such as PTSD symptoms, to also get in touch and we’ll help you find an organisation that can help.

For more information, you can contact the Hidden Wounds team confidentially here or by calling 0808 2020 144 (free from UK landlines).

The Hidden Wounds team can be contacted weekdays 9am-5pm. For out of hours support, please call the Combat Stress helpline on: 0800 1381619.

For further information, visit the website at http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/hidden-wounds/

Help for Heroes is proud to be a member of Contact, a collaboration of state, charitable and support organisations working to improve mental health support to the Armed Forces community.

Monday, 10 October 2016

MOD ICE App


12 months ago the MOD ICE App was launched. The app, which has been developed by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), has now been downloaded over 25,000 times by British service personnel and their families since the launch in October 2015.






The question is: Have you downloaded yours? If not then find out how HERE

Thursday, 6 October 2016

TV Licence: Armed Forces Personnel

Find out how to check if you need a TV Licence when you’re on base, what it covers and how much it costs.

A TV Licence is not included in your monthly food and accommodation charges. In Ministry of Defence (MOD) living accommodation, on or off base, you need to be covered by a TV Licence if you watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV – on any device. That includes TVs, computers, tablets, mobile phones, games consoles, digital boxes and DVD/VHS recorders.

It’s your responsibility to check if you need a TV Licence and buy one if you do. The Ministry of Defence fully supports us in applying the law regarding TV Licensing. If we find evidence you’re watching TV illegally, you risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

A TV Licence costs £145.50. You can spread the cost with a Direct Debit or pay in one go

The Warrior Programme


The Warrior Programme is a 3 day motivation and training programme with 12 month structured support and signposting.

The Warrior Programme runs residential programmes in London, SW and NW for Veterans and adult Family Members of Veterans. The programme is ideally suited to individuals who are: not fulfilling their potential, stuck, frustrated, angry, guilty, unsure, lacking in confidence, struggling with the transition post operations, in civvie street or returning to 'normality'.

Help to Buy Scheme Extended into 2018


The Secretary of State for Defence has announced the excellent news that the very popular Forces Help To Buy scheme will be extended into 2018. As you will be aware, the scheme which was launched in 2014, allows serving military personnel to borrow up to half their salary up to a cap of £25,000, interest free over ten years so they can buy their first home, extend a current one or move up the property ladder.



The news is featured on the Armed Forces Covenant website https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/housing-development/ and includes comments from L/Cpl Baffour Asante whose family has benefited from the scheme.

For more information on the Scheme please click on the link below: