Tuesday, 27 September 2016

HM Forces Bovis Homes offer

 At Bovis Homes we understand the unique time pressures that those serving in the armed forces face.

The Armed Forces All Inclusive Discount Scheme has been designed not only to minimise the potential financial outlay of buying a new home, but some of the hassle and hidden costs that go along with it. 
This exclusive package includes: 

• A price discount of £500 for every £25,000 you spend on a Bovis Home. This equates to 2% of the list price. 

• All curtains, carpets and flooring included. This means you won’t need to worry about measuring up, just bring your furniture! 

• Bovis Homes will also contribute £500 towards your legal costs (when you use one of our referred independent solicitors). 

• As well as all of this, with the Bovis Homes specification you get built-in kitchen appliances (from Hotpoint and Indesit) included in the price as standard. So that’s the hob, oven, fridge freezer, washing machine* and dishwasher* sorted too.

Click HEREto view and/or download the leaflet

Big White Wall

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Armed Forces Covenant – Book Initiative!

Making a difference - working together with our colleagues from the library service across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire, following our recommendations, they have been able to provide additional support for Service Children, their families and those families with a close service connection, by introducing a selection of relevant books into our local libraries –including specific publications which look at the issues facing children/families from a serving background.  These books are also appropriate for children from non-serving/ex-serving families, to help foster a greater understanding of the issues faced by their peers.  
In Warwickshire the school’s library service and the mobile library service have also taken up this initiative.   Our colleagues working with the mobile service have reported that this has been a great success with the books being very popular particularly at Bramcote barracks.   For more information regarding the titles of books now in stock visit our website 

or contact your local library service.

Disability Fitness Activity Classes for Children

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Families Deployment Support Handbook for Regular & Reserve Army

Click HERE to view and/or download the Support Guide

Thursday, 8 September 2016

BBC iPlayer – TV Licence

A change in the law – You need a TV Licence for BBC iPlayer

As of 1 September 2016, a change in the law means you need to  be covered by a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on demand - including catch up TV - on BBC iPlayer. This applies to all devices, including a smart TV, desktop computer or laptop, mobile phone, tablet, digital box or games console.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Union Jack Club Offer

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Forces Enterprise Network Hub

Forces Enterprise Network Hub
Thursday 23rd August 2016 
New Careers and Enterprise company for Armed Forces Community

The Forces Enterprise Network, Recruit for Spouses and Evolution Forces Families have announced the creation of a new careers and enterprise company ‘Forces Enterprise Network Hub’ a fully integrated organisation which aims to transform the provision of careers and business support for the ‘whole’ Armed Forces Community.

FEN Hub exists to provide members of our Armed Forces community with the skills, resources and practical tools needed to be successful in whatever route to employment they choose, either by starting and maintaining a business or securing employment.

We bring our passion for business, experience in recruitment, knowledge of financial services and expertise in delivering training programmes and business networking to our defence community, and together we are making a difference in the lives of tri-service members, veterans, reservists, spouses and their families.

Christine Dedman, Director at Forces Enterprise Network says: “Our newly established organisation is a natural fit, together we can provide extended services to the whole Armed Forces community drawing on our individual strengths and in-depth understanding of the defence community in which we operate.

Through our combined experience we have created a social enterprise designed specifically to meet the needs of our Armed Forces personnel, their spouses, veterans and reservists. We aim to offer a comprehensive support utilising our combined connections. Our partnership unites our individual members and works in response to the changing shift in employment options, MoD and government policy to support further the choices and support available in employment and self-employment to the Armed Forces community.

Heledd Kendrick, CEO at Recruit for Spouses says: “Recruit for Spouses believes that no military spouse should have their career subjugated because of their attachment to the Armed Forces.

FEN Hub offers extended member services via online business support, downloadable guides on a range of employment and self-employment topics, mentoring, seminars and representation. A network of business support hubs across the UK’s MoD bases, British Forces Germany, Belgium and Cyprus has strengthened the outreach FEN Hub can provide to our members in their local communities and encourages peer supervision, creating a unique business network of entrepreneurs from a previously undervalued, high-quality resource of professionals from our Armed Forces Community.

Nadine Monks, Director at Evolution Forces Families says: “EFF’s mission statement is to improve the financial outcomes and futures of the military community through the services we offer. As part of this we recognise that a second income or aspirations beyond a service career can be integral to the planning of this. We are delighted to be part of this uniquely holistic approach to addressing these needs.

For further information please contact:
T.  0330 0240 172
E.  hub@forcesenterprisenetwork.co.uk

Tuesday, 6 September 2016