Monday, 10 July 2017

Job Vacancy - Coventry-4-Good Action Team Leader Closing Date 10th July 2017













Voluntary Action Coventry have secured funding through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund to develop a project aimed at helping ex-service personnel and their families to integrate with civilian communities through the sharing of time, skills and resources.
The project will help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities by creating strong sustainable links between the Armed Forces community and civilian communities in Coventry. Through Coventry 4 Good we can demonstrate that by working together there is a shared benefit that impacts positively on both the civilian and Armed Forces communities.
The project will bring people together to tackle local issues or to participate in joint activity where the skills and time volunteered by everyone involved are recognised and valued. Collaborating in this way will help overcome barriers that prevent integration of Armed Forces personnel, by increasing the social integration, emotional wellbeing and health of Armed Forces personnel and their families.
We are now recruiting for the Coventry 4 Good Action Team Leader who will be responsible for building links with local barracks and TA centres - in particular to help identify early service leavers; recruiting participants onto the project and for liaising with voluntary and community groups to identify suitable activities. For more information about the post please visit: http://www.vacoventry.org.uk/news/vacancy-coventry-4-good-action-team-leader

Friday, 23 June 2017

Defence Discount Service



Armed Forces Day 2017

We hope that you have a great Armed Forces Day, wherever you are and whichever event you are attending. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for what you do and have done from all of us here at DDS. Please make sure you share your pictures with us via our Facebook page and make sure you look at our Facebook page over the weekend for our BIG Competition. For those attending Liverpool we hope to see you there. Have a great day!
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All offers are subject to terms and conditions, please see the Defence Discount Service or retailers website for full terms and conditions. Defence Discount Service is a provider of discounts for the Uk's Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Community. Defence Discount Service operated by Blue Light Card is a registered company in the United Kingdom 06581540. You can write to us at: Defence Discount Service, POBOX 10180, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 9HN.

Armed Forces Day "Son et Lumiere" St Chad's Church Shrewsbury Friday 23rd June 2017


AFF Reassured about Housing Safety for Army Families

AFF reassured about housing safety for Army families

Following the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London, the Army families Federation (AFF) has approached the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), to clarify whether multi-storey Service Families Accommodation (SFA) features any external cladding, which would potentially present a fire risk.

Safety assured
DIO checked the position of this issue and were able to inform AFF that multi-storey buildings are predominantly brick construction. The external wall insulation used on recent energy efficiency upgrades to military housing has also been confirmed as meeting all relevant building and fire regulations.

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder said, “Ensuring the safety of our Army families is paramount and AFF has received assurances of safety from all relevant parties involved. DIO has also advised us that a review will now be carried out of all non-habitable areas such as stairwells, plant rooms and communal areas, to confirm the safety of the Army families living there.”

Contact AFF
If families are at all concerned about safety in their SFA, they should contact housing maintenance and repairs contractor CarillionAmey (CA) directly on 0800 707 6000 or contact AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder on housing@aff.org.uk

To find out more about AFF’s work in support of Army families, visit www.aff.org.uk

Drayton Manor Offer - Armed Forces Day 24th June

Throughout the whole season, Drayton Manor Park offers FREE ENTRY to all those serving and ex serving members of the British Armed Forces all year round but on Saturday 24th June we have something extra special going on as well. 

We are offering an amazing ticket discount of £18 per ticket for up to 5 family or friends when visiting with those who gain free entry. WOW! What a great family day out, with our cheapest tickets EVER. 

So why not take advantage of this fantastic offer on Saturday 24th June as the park celebrates Armed Forces Day with onsite support from Help for Heroes who will be here to share and promote the fantastic work they do within various military communities. 


For more information on the day please visit our website: https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/armed-forces-day

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Toby Carvery Salutes the Armed Forces with Free Meal on Armed Forces Day

Toby Carvery is showing its support to the armed forces by offering all military personnel a free carvery on Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th June.Toby Carvery, which operates 168 sites across the UK is inviting local armed forces personnel to enjoy a free breakfast or carvery on Saturday 24th June, as a way of saying thank you for all their hard work.

For military personnel who can’t attend, local Toby Carvery’s will be hosting a Veterans Breakfast Club all week from Monday 19th June, where former and current members of the Armed Forces can book to enjoy breakfast for £1.

Armed Forces Day helps the country to show its support to the men and women who represent the UK in the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force.

Toby Carvery’s offer is open to all military personnel, from serving troops and reserves to veterans and cadets, and can be claimed by downloading a voucher and presenting this along with their military ID or veteran’s card.

Martin Gosling, Brand Operations Director for Toby Carvery comments, said: “Armed Forces Day is a brilliant opportunity to show our thanks for the work both serving and ex-military have done for our country.

“We are proud to support our troops and can’t think of a better way to thank all those involved than by giving them a roast dinner on us.”

Toby Carvery has also announced its charity partnership with The Royal British Legion, which will see it support the charity with fundraising initiatives over the next two years, and has added a special charity pudding to its menus with 25p from each pudding sale being donated to The Legion. It is aiming to raise £100,000 for The Royal British Legion by the end of 2018.
To download your Armed Forces Day voucher, to book a table or to find out more about the offer, visit the Toby Carvery website.
For more information about Toby Carvery, please visit https://www.tobycarvery.co.uk/offers/armed-forces-day

The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.




The government is committed to supporting the armed forces community by working with a range of partners who have signed the covenant. The covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.
For more information please visit Armed Forces Covenant.

Pathfinder - June 2017