Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Little Troopers Treasures: NEW APP



Record your face, your voice and capture the beautifully illustrated book pages to well-known stories from Harper Collins Children’s Books, your child can then watch and listen over and over again to your recordings. 
Additional feature of a memory box where special messages can be recorded and saved for those days and occasions that might be missed.
Although we believe all ages will love using Little Troopers Treasures, the app has been designed with Little Troopers under 9 years old in mind.


Friday, 23 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

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Calvert Trust: Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure








The Calvert Trust enables people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure in the countryside.
We aim to do this by providing:
  • A wide range of adventurous outdoor activities, meaningful challenge and adventure within a framework of safety
  • Skilled, qualified and caring staff able to fulfil the needs of visitors
  • Accommodation appropriate to the needs of the visitors
  • Facilities for families and friends to share the enjoyment and experience
The benefits and enjoyment of the activities will be offered to all, irrespective of ability.  These benefits include:
  • The enrichment in the life of each individual through adventure and personal achievement
  • The chance to enjoy countryside of exceptional natural beauty
  • Recreational opportunities that can be transferred into everyday living
  • Personal development and rehabilitation leading to integration


Veterans' Gateway



The first point of contact for veterans seeking support

We put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.


Monday, 12 June 2017

SFA: Protecting your Family and Service Home in Winter



Service Families Accommodation: Repairs & Maintenance



 We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so if something needs to be fixed, you can contact us anytime.

Use the links below to find out more.....


BOOK A REPAIR 

BEFORE YOU CALL




Service Families Accommodation: Problems with your Boiler or Heating?



SFA: Utility Bill Management


The following guides are available on the Carillionamey website: 





SFA: Furniture Service



SFA: Vital Safety Inspections



Safety inspections on your SFA are essential in order to keep your property running safely and efficiently. CarillionAmey run a number of safety checks and inspections during the lifetime of your property.

Read the full details: Vital Safety Inspections 

SFA: Safety in the Home



Read the full details: Safety in the home 

SFA: Running a Business in Your Service Home



SFA: Pets in Your Home



If you wish to keep a domestic pet in your Service Family Accommodation (SFA) you must seek permission. 
Read the full details: Pets in your Service home 

Service Families Accommodation: Move in/out



Forms and check sheets: Moving in/furniture
Forms and check sheets: Moving out/furniture:

Forces Financial - 'Drop Ins' at Bramcote

Click on Image to Enlarge
Your Local Forces Financial Advisor

Location: Cookhouse
Date: 1st & 2nd Monday each month
Times: 1100 to 1400 hrs and 1630 - 1830 hrs
Evening appointments available on request

Monday, 5 June 2017

RBL Byng House Breaks

See full details of RBL breaks at Byng House at this link 

Service Families Accommodation: Move in/out




Forms and check sheets: Moving in/furniture
Forms and check sheets: Moving out/furniture:

SFA: Self Help Video Guides: Boilers, Radiators & Electricity



CarillionAmey Self Help Guide - Boilers



CarillionAmey Self Help Guide - Radiators


CarillionAmey Self Help Guide - Electricity



Click on the play icon to watch....

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Understanding Autism


Do you know what small actions could reduce
the overload that autistic people face?


Click HERE to find out

Army Families Federation - Parenthood and Pay; What You Need To Know


 

Road Safety Reminder for Young Cyclists

As summer approaches and more people are out on the roads, we're issuing a timely reminder to cyclists on how to stay safe and cycle responsibly.


We've received a number of calls from parents and local residents recently regarding large groups of young cyclists riding their bikes in an anti-social manner on pavements and highways, and engaging in dangerous activities.

 "We don't want to discourage young people from riding their bikes, but we do want to make parents aware of the dangers of such reckless activities and to ensure the safety of their children and other road users.

"As a cyclist, you still need to follow the Highway Code including observing 'stop' and 'give way' signs and traffic lights and remembering to wear the appropriate protective and reflective biking gear. But ultimately, ride positively, be sensible and stay safe."