Friday, 4 December 2015

Reading Force

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Click on the link to  read the latest Reading Force Newsletter

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Get "Moneyfit" with Moneyforce

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The MoneyForce website and associated training programme encourages service personnel to get "MoneyFit" by taking control of their own finances. 

Features on the site include:
The MoneyFit Challenge where users can assess their financial fitness across five key topics.
  • A suite of interactive tools including a budget planner, goalsaver, homefinder, credit card calculator and car costs calculator.
  • Money fitness tips for a healthier wallet and brighter future.
  • Quizzes for users to test their knowledge
For further information, visit:

www.moneyforce.org.uk/Tools

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Royal British Legion - FREE Military Membership

MILITARY MEMBERSHIP

If you're a serving member of the UK Armed Forces, regular or reserve, we'd love to be able to keep you informed of the many ways that the Legion participates with and assists you and your comrades.



 It's FREE and you'll receive regular emails with great news stories, offers and information.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email - militarymembership@britishlegion.org.uk.
Forms are available for the HIVE or Welfare Department or you can sign up online by clicking HERE



Monday, 5 October 2015

CarillionAmey - The Walk Away Scheme

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Monday, 28 September 2015

CA Facebook and Twitter Pages

Just to advise that from today Mon 28th September 2015 until Monday 19th October 2015 we will be unable to respond to any posts on the CA Facebook and Twitter page.  

Please note we will continue to post useful information to assist customers but if they need any help or to speak someone they are advised to contact our Helpdesk (open 24/7 for repairs) on 0800 707 6000 or to call into a Local Customer Service Centre

Friday, 25 September 2015

HMS Heroes

HMS Heroes is a national support group for the children of Service men and women and their relatives. A tri-Service network of after-school clubs, HMS Heroes brings together members of Service families aged between three and 18 years old from all over the country. Our members are ambassadors and young advocates for Service families across the United Kingdom, and most importantly, they are friends who are there for each other, especially in times of need. Any school can sign up to HMS Heroes – read on to discover how your school can join in the fun… 


Click HERE for more information

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Moneyforce Homefinder Tool


Leaving Service - where can you afford to live?












Click HERE to try Moneyforce's Homefinder tool to see.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Monday, 27 July 2015

MOD Service Leavers Guide - Latest Version Now Available

The latest version of the Service Leavers Guide is now available online at the link below. The booklet provides information on a range of topics to help you transition out of the service and individuals should receive their own hard copy in the post from Defence Business Services at the 9 month point.

Service Leavers Guide

If you haven't received your copy, please get in touch with the JPAC here:

JPAC Enquiry Centre
Mail Point 355
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
Glasgow
G2 8EX

Email JPAC@dbspv.mod.uk

Serving personnel enquiries: 94560 3600

Thursday, 23 July 2015

SSAFA - Lifelong Support for our 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, 15 July 2015

CA- Walk Away Cleaning & Gardening Scheme

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Our Walk Away team are experiencing a high volume of interest in the scheme and are currently dealing with a backlog.

They are recruiting more staff to assist but in the meantime it is taking 5 days rather than the advertised 2 days for customers to receive responses to their requests.

Please highlight your Move Out date on any correspondence which will ensure that the team can prioritise their responses effectively.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and assure you that we are taking the necessary steps to improve our service.

Royal British Legion Free Military Membership


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

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.


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:

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Warwickshire Family Information Service

What is the Family Information Service?

The Family Information Service offers free help and advice on all aspects of family life to parents, carers, young people and anyone working with families in Warwickshire.

The FIS offers a wide range of information on all aspects of family life at different ages and
stages of your child’s development, such as childcare, financial help, bullying, secondary
school and higher education and parents’ employment rights.

Find out more at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fis or call 0845 090 8044

Warwickshire FIS have a huge number of information leaflets available to download on the above website - some of which can also be translated into other languages, for example Nepali.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Contact House Directory

The Tri-Service Contact House Directory contains details of who to contact to book a stay in a UK or overseas contact house.  

The directory is available to view on the HIVE website at www.army.mod.uk/hives

Friday, 15 May 2015

REBASING HEALTHCARE INFORMATION

REBASING HEALTHCARE INFORMATION 

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When moving back to the UK it is important that you understand how to access healthcare.

Information provided in this leaflet will help you and your family to do this. If you are unsure about anything in relation to you or your family’s healthcare then you should speak to your Unit or Local HIVE as soon as possible.

The provision of healthcare to you and your family will depend on where you live.

  1. For Serving Personnel - You will see little difference; your routine healthcare will continue to be delivered through your local Defence Primary Healthcare (military) medical centre.

  1. For your family - You may find that arrangements change as not all UK military medical centres offer a Families Practice that families can join. If the local medical centre does not offer a family service then your family must register with a local NHS GP practice. If you are unsure whether your family will be able to access a military medical centre then speak to your Unit or Local HIVE immediately.

Choosing a Local NHS GP Practice and accessing other health services

The choice of local NHS GP for your family will depend on the address of your new home. Your local practices can be found at the following sites:


Your family can register with a GP before they relocate, as soon as they know where they are going to be living. It will also be important to identify a local dentist and register with them as soon as possible. Information on dentists and other NHS services such as accessing hospitals, opticians, pharmacists and support for carers can be found through the above links.
Once your family member has registered with a GP, their existing medical records will be transferred. If they have specific health needs including medication, treatment and/or additional care they should discuss this directly with their Medical Officer and ask for a summary of their medical records before moving/posting. If a family member has specific health needs it is essential that the GP and other services are made fully aware of their needs when registering and before they move. This will ensure that the care they currently receive continues. Don’t forget, this also includes the need to ensure that maternity services are in place if a member of your family is pregnant and that your local health visitor is aware of under 5’s.
The GP should also be alerted if family members are undergoing a course of treatment or are on a waiting list for treatment. These needs will then be taken into account when they move allowing for the care they are receiving to continue.

In line with the Armed Forces Covenant you and your family are entitled to the same access to health services as the general public in the area in which you live and should not be disadvantaged in accessing health services.