Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Regular Forces Employment Association (RFEA) - For Service Leavers and Veterans



RFEA provide career advice and have specialist case workers supporting those who need it.  They have thousands of job opportunities sourced for the aspirations and skills of ex forces men and women. They operate in every region of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland so you can access their support in any area.

For further information and to register, click HERE

Transport for London - Veterans Oyster Photocard


Veterans Oyster Photocard

If you served in the Armed Forces, you may be eligible for concessionary travel on:

  • Buses in London showing the red roundel
  • Tube, tram, DLR, TfL Rail and London Overground
  • And some national rail services in London
If you receive payments under the War Pensions Scheme, or Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Schemes, you may be eligible for concessionary travel.  
Please click HERE for further information.

Carillionamey Set To Launch A New Website


 


 
 
Carillionamey will soon be launching a new website to provide a more streamlined and user-friendly experience. Their current website is cluttered and would like to give it a cleaner look. They also want to make it easier for customers to find the information they need.  
However, this website re-launch means that any links or pages you may have bookmarked will no longer work. Once the website has gone live, you'll have to save any new links or bookmark the new pages that you need. A lot of the information we have on the current website has also been updated and some new sections have been added so you'll need to familiarise yourself with these changes as well.
They're committed to ensuring that their performance is continuously improving and want to make sure their website is tailored to customer's needs. They're aiming for the website to go live by the end of May but will have a confirmed go live date next week so keep an eye out for more details.

Lost Your Keys To Your Service Families Accommodation?


How To Stop Nuisance Phone Calls


Register with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) -http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html
it's for people who do not want to receive sales calls and it's free. It is illegal for a company to call you once your name is on this. Of course, companies operating outside the law are not likely to take much notice - but it will cut down the number of calls. 


Complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. The number is 0303 123 1113.




Block calls. Some phones offer this feature or you could use a call blocking device that you plug into your phone. These can not only block certain numbers, but also any that are call "withheld" or "international" - untraceable numbers often used by cold callers. The problem with this is that calls from people you know who are abroad or those who have blocked their own number may also be stopped. And a number of calls from large organisations that go through switchboards, which could include important calls, will also be blocked.




Keep an eye out when ordering goods to make sure you tick the box that says you do not wish to receive information about products from organisations. And be careful, as some of these boxes say tick if you DO wish to hear from other companies. So ticking it without reading it could be the wrong call.

Vacancies With Carillionamey



For more information please click HERE

Turn2us - Financial Support To Armed Forces & Veterans



If you are a serving member of the armed forces or a veteran, there may be benefits, grants or other financial support available to you and your family.

There are a number of military charities that provide support, each with their own set of eligibility requirements. Help may be available to you from one of these charities if you:

•Are still serving

•Are a veteran

•Serve or served as a regular or reserve, because of the Second World War or National Service

•Had a long or short period of service

•Are the partner, spouse, widow, widower or dependent child of someone who served

Monday, 15 May 2017

Carillionamey: Smoke Alarm Testing


Safety in your home. When was the last time you tested your smoke alarms? Be sure to push the test button every so often and replace batteries if the warning bleeps start.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Pathfinder Directory of Resettlement Services 2017




Civil Service Job Search



Find jobs in the Civil Service and central government organisations
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Vodafone Advantage - MOD and Armed Forces



Members of the British Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence employees, and ex-service personnel can enjoy savings of up to 30% on Vodafone Pay monthly bundles.

Your Vodafone Advantage discount can be applied to phone, tablet and SIM only bundles – and up to five family members or friends can save too.

Defence Discounts Service: Get 25% off O2 Refresh




Visit the Defence Discount service website to see this offer:

Your Service Family Accommodation Information for Occupants - Utility Bill Management – Move In




Setting up Gas and Electricity Supplier

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Forces Cars Direct Introducing The New BMW 5 Series Touring



TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN MEET COMFORT AND SPACE.


Building on from the new BMW 5 Series Saloon's What Car? Car of the Year 2017 award, the BMW 5 Series Touring has all the innovation you would expect from a class leader, as well as the space and flexibiolity you need from a touring car.

This technical tour de force now comes with BMW Professional Multimedia Navigation, including Real Time Traffic Information, as standard. This ensures that you alwats know what's on the road ahead, whilst innovative driver assistance systems enable semi-autonomous driving, offering a safe, comfortable and less stressful drive.

At the same time, luggage capacity is vast, with an impressive 1,700 litres of room with the seats down, easily accommodating a family camping holiday or a golfing weekend with friends.

To register your interest, please visit our website or call 020 7514 8606.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Bramcote HIVE Remains Closed - Pending Recruitment - BLOG will continue to be updated



Bramcote HIVE remains closed and will be unmanned until the recruitment of a new 
HIVE Information Support Officer is completed. The Blog will continue to be updated.

To find another HIVE to assist with your enquiry please visit:

Mental Health - 10 Reasons to Exercise

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For further advice on Mental Health issues, please click HERE

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Childcare Choices - Increase of Free Places

Tax-Free Childcare Tax-Free Childcare will be available to millions of working families across the UK, and over time it will replace childcare vouchers, which will close to new entrants from April 2018. Voucher schemes remain open to existing members. 
Eligible parents with children under 12 (under 17 for disabled children) will be able to set up an online childcare account to pay their childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in, the Government will add £2, up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child, per year (£4,000 per year for disabled children). 
To qualify, parents must be in work, this includes self-employment, and each expected to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and earn no more than £100,000 per year. Using the Childcare Checker, parents will be able to find out which providers have signed up in their area. 
The scheme will gradually become available to different age groups from 28 April 2017 with all eligible parents being able to access the scheme by the end of 2017. Parents who have registered with the ‘keep me updated’ tool will be notified when they become eligible. 

Childcare providers have a pivotal role in Tax-Free Childcare. They need to sign up so that parents can use Tax-Free Childcare to pay them; thousands have already done so. To find out more about the new and existing offers, including the introduction of 30 Hours free childcare from September 2017 for eligible working parents and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk where you will find the childcare calculator www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to help you compare the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for your family. 
MOD personnel based within the United Kingdom will have the same access to these new Childcare Choices as any other citizen, in line with the Armed Forces Covenant. Since 2013 the Ministry of Defence has been working closely with other government departments to ensure that these changes to childcare choices can be mirrored, so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, for entitled MOD personnel based outside the United Kingdom. Full details of the required changes or additions to MOD policies will be published shortly, once the changes have been published on the Government’s Childcare Choices webpage. Alternatively, email: DCYP-DCYP-Mailbox@mod.uk for further information.

NHS Veterans Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaision Service


New UK Speeding Laws


Speeding drivers will soon face stricter penalties and much higher fines based on what they earn.
From April 24 2017, new rules come into effect in the UK which will mean offenders could now be charged up to 175% of their weekly income. 

Currently in the UK the minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three penalty points added to your driving licence while the maximum fine is £1,000 or £2,500 for motorway offences.

But when the new guidelines are brought in next month, those caught driving at more than 101mph in a 70mph speed limit could be disqualified for up to 56 days and get a fine of between 125 and 175 per cent of their relevant weekly income.

Or if you are caught going between 31 and 40mph in a 30mph zone you will get three penalty points and a fine of between 25 and 75 per cent of your weekly income.

Currently many drivers get away without points and a fine by paying for a speed awareness course.
It follows tougher penalties being brought in this month for anyone using a mobile phone behind the wheel.
The previous penalty of three points and a £100 fine has been doubled to six points and £200.
The new speeding system is split into three bands which rate the severity of the offence based on the speed limit.
Band A refers to an offence that is between one and 10mph over the stated speed limit.
For example a band A speeding offence in a 20mph zone would be from 21mph to 31 mph.
A band B offence is 11mph to 21mph above the stated speed limit and a band C offence is 21 mph and above the stated speed limit.
The starting point for a Band A fine is 50% of your weekly wage.
Band B starting point = 100% of your weekly wage
Band C starting point = 150% of your weekly wage rising up to 175

DIO - SFA - Compensation Scheme


Broadband Providers Drop Cancellation Fees For Armed Forces Personnel

Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel has announced that armed forces personnel will no longer have to face cancellation fees for their broadband and media packages when posted overseas or to another part of the UK not covered by their current provider. The commitment from the UK’s biggest broadband providers representing 95 per cent of Britain’s broadband market comes into force immediately, and will benefit tens of thousands of forces households in the UK and abroad. 
The change agreed to under the tenets of the Armed Forces Covenant includes BT, EE, Plusnet, Talk Talk and Virgin Media, who have all committed to treating military personnel fairly when cancelling their contracts. Up until now, members of the armed forces deployed overseas or to different part of the UK not covered by their provider could be forced to pay a cancellation fee. They will no longer have to face this cost and be disadvantaged due to the mobile nature of service life 
The Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel said: “Our armed forces are sent all over the world and across the country to help keep our country safe and they should never be disadvantaged because of this. The removal of cancellation fees by leading broadband providers is yet another example of the Covenant in action, which is making sure our brave personnel are treated fairly. It’s a welcome move and we’re looking forward to seeing what more British businesses can do to support our military.” 
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or have previously served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged by their service. Delivery partners include businesses and trade bodies, charities and community organisations, local authorities and government departments.

Sub-letting of Empty MOD Homes

This is the Tick season!




Ticks are small spider-like animals, which are almost invisible to the bare eye. Because of this the ticks become even more dangerous: most of the time you discover a tick after he has bitten the skin and has sucked himself with blood. That is why it is important to check yourself after you have been in grass, bushes, or heath. This includes pets.


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