Friday, 29 September 2017

Hungry Horse - Defence Discount Service

Defence Discount Service are excited to welcome Hungry Horse to Defence Discount Service!
They are offering members an exclusive 20% discount off food Monday - Friday at over 280 family-friendly pubs nationwide.

For all the information on how to redeem this please

Bramcote Army Education Centre

The Army Education Centre in Bramcote is the Regional centre for AEC-delivered career courses, courses for personal development and recreational courses. Learning support is also provided to customer units in the region of the AEC, providing assistance in the delivery of work-based learning programmes. Specialist staff are available to deal with particular areas such as:
  • individual education and resettlement
  • officers’ education (officer tutors)
  • basic skills (basic skills development managers)
  • e-learning (Army Learning Centre (ALC) managers)
  • Enhanced and Standard Learning Credit applications
  • Functional Skills course applications 

Opening hours:  Monday-Friday ~ 0830 - 1630hrs

Contact Details:
20AEC Group, Bramcote AEC, Gamecock Barracks, Bramcote, NUNEATON, Warwickshire, CV11 6QN
Group Email:
DTN: 94423 2379 | PTN: 01455 222379 | Fax: 94423 2387

Information on applying for and claiming Enhanced Learning Credits can be found on the ELCAS website: or phone the ELCAS Helpline on 0845 3005179

Thursday, 28 September 2017

BFBS Promoting Forces Money Week

BFBS are promoting Forces Money Week via their website, FB and Twitter and are now seeking questions to put to the panel of experts. 

From 16th -20th October a team of financial experts will join Richard Hutchinson on Forces Radio BFBS & on Facebook Live to answer your questions.

Each day from 1:45pm UK join us live all week on your radio and through Facebook as we answer your money questions from around the forces world. Each day we will be tackling a different subject.

Nuneaton Harriers Athletic Club

Nuneaton Harriers Athletic Club is based at the Pingles Stadium in Nuneaton where we have an 8-lane 400m floodlit all-weather track and clubhouse.

We welcome athletes of all standards from fun runners through to international level competitors and have active athletes from age 7 to over 70. There is a large and vibrant young athletes section that has its own committee and organises many special events.

We provide training and qualified coaching with opportunities to compete in local, regional and national level competitions. We compete in track and field athletics, road running, race walking and cross country races. There are teams dedicated to young athletes, junior, senior and masters athletes.

New members are always welcome. Contact us or simply turn up at The Pingles clubhouse on one of the club training nights. The young athletes (U13) meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm whilst the junior and senior members meet at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Your New AFF Rep

Trinity Insurance Offers Military Personnel 5% Discount

Contact Dawn at Stafford for the Discount Code

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Defence Discount Service - Various Discounts on Gift Cards



Royal British Legion and Shelter - Veterans Housing Advice

New Defence Discount Service Website NOW LIVE

  • Search for local discounts
  • Search By - search by company, category or phrase
  • New Support Features - easier to find the answers you are looking for, see your vault codes and easier to interact with them

Royal British Legion - Civvystreet on-Line Job Vacancies

In response to feedback from registered users, CivvyStreet has launched a dedicated Jobs Board for the Ex-Service community. provides enhancements to the jobs board within the main CivvyStreet site and makes it easier to search for jobs that match your needs. Further enhancements are to follow and many more employers are registering with lots more vacancies.

This month, CivvyStreet registered employers have posted 300+ new jobs already. These are jobs that employers would specifically like to recruit candidates from the Service community.

Please CLICK HERE to access many great job vacancies up on the CivvyStreet jobs board.

Career Transition Partnership (CTP): Resettlement Guides

The CTP Resettlement Guides include useful reference documents, articles for further reading and comprehensive listings of links to external sites relevant to each topic. Some guides also include checklists to highlight the key points. Save the checklists to myPlan and use them as reminders of actions to be taken as you progress through your resettlement. The CTP Editorial team are adding new content regularly to provide you with pertinent information on all areas of resettlement.

Easy Resettlement Magazine Autumn 2017

Carillionamey: Language Line

Did you know that Carillionamey have a Language Line?

They subscribe to a service called Language Line, which allows them to create a three way call with a customer who isn’t fluent in our language and may require an interpreter.
 Read more: Carillionamey

Army v Navy Rugby 2018 - Tickets on Sale NOW

National Careers Service

National Careers Service information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Bramcote Station Youth Club

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

LifeWorks Families Programme 2017 -2018

LifeWorks Families: Free Support Service to Help Military Spouses and Partners Get the Job they Want


It is available to all spouses and partners of any serving (or recently discharged) member of the Armed Forces, including Reserves.

LifeWorks Families will help you:




Develop key skills and tools, including: job searching, C.V. writing, interview skills, application forms.

You don't have to come on a course to get support from us. If you're a spouse or partner of someone currently serving in the British Armed Forces and are looking for work, you can call us to get free employment support over the phone or online. Find out more.....

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Union Jack Club West End Magic!

Enjoy Your Weekend at the Union Jack Club

Union Jack Club Early December Offer

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Union Jack Club Afternoon Tea

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AFF Army & You Magazine Autumn 2017

Army Families Federation (AFF). DIO to review CAAS location data

We’re delighted to be able to report that DIO will now be reviewing some of the factors affecting proposed changes to Army families’ final CAAS band, specifically relating to location.
These changes were first reported a few months ago, and the original timeline for implementation of these largely increased charges, based on CAAS location factors, was to be from September 2017, giving families at least 93 days’ notice.
It’s become apparent that in order to ensure that the data is accessible to families, some of the factors, including the broadband baseline, required further investigation.
As a result, no changes to final CAAS bands due to location will now be made until 1 April 2018, once the review has been completed, families will be notified, still giving the original amount of 93 days’ notice of any changes to the final CAAS band. The charges will not be backdated.
For those families already at the final CAAS band, an adjustment will be made to that banding, and for those still transitioning SFA, the location factors will be taken into account and the final band for charge will be amended.
No letters will be sent to SFA regarding the location review and any associated CAAS band changes until the review is finished.
AFF’s been working hard to help bring about this development and we’re pleased that DIO has taken our concerns on board and is working to try to make the process simpler.
Find out more Contact our AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder

Big White Wall: September Social Media Campaign

Please find below materials for our September social media campaign focused on taking care of yourself, and those around, you with the hashtag #takecare. We have created lots of social media content for you to use. There are roughly 2/3 pieces a week.

-              This month we are focusing on the importance of taking care of both yourself & others around you #takecare #mentalhealth
-              It takes time to break negative thought patterns. @BigWhiteWall1 provide helpful resources #takecare #mentalhealth
-              #Ruminating can be exhausting & unhelpful. Help beat the cycle, get help with @BigWhiteWall1 #takecare #mentalhealth
-              It's important to #takecare of you, not just your loved ones. @BigWhiteWall1 provide 24/7 #mentalhealth support
-              Positive #mentalhealth takes practice. @BigWhiteWall1 can help you learn new coping skills #takecare
-              Worried about a fellow #comrade? Recommend #BWW for free 24/7 online support #takecare
-              Succeeding in your career & familylife is tough. Don't #sufferinsilence, use #BWW. #takecare
-              There's no shame talking about your #mentalhealth. If you/someone you know needs help, try @BigWhiteWall1 #takecare
-              It's not easy being #awayfromhome. Make sure you #takecare of your #mentalhealth with @BigWhiteWall1
-              Leaving the #armedforces is daunting - #takecare to prepare mentally. @BigWhiteWall1 provides 24/7 anonymous support

Army Families Federation - Transition Survey

Transition survey logo
Our tri-Service Transition Survey is now live
and we're giving you the opportunity
to share your views.
If you, or your soldier, has left the Forces in the last two years, or you're planning to leave before September 2019, tell us your reasons for leaving and the impact transition has on your family. We want to hear about your biggest challenges and your ideas for how things can be improved. If you know anyone else who this applies to, please encourage them to take the survey too.
DXC technology logo
All participants will be entered into a FREE prize draw to win one of three HP tablets courtesy of DXC technology. 
Have your say and help shape the future of transition out of the Forces.
Those who are leaving: click here
Those who have left: click here 

Changes To Childcare Vouchers

Are you prepared for the changes to Childcare Vouchers? In early 2017, the Government is planning to start rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, a new initiative for working parents which will soon replace the current Childcare Voucher Scheme.

If you sign up for Childcare Vouchers before April 2018 you can remain on the scheme, and will be able to choose which is more cost-effective for you and your family.
If you are not currently taking Childcare Vouchers, you should consider joining now to have the choice later when the changes occur. Click Here for more information

Monday, 4 September 2017

Scottish Government’s Plans for the Expansion of Early Learning & Childcare

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Defence Discount Service

Jobs at the Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion employs over 1500 people based at locations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Legion endeavours to employ individuals available who best meet the job requirements and have empathy with our mission and values.
The Legion can offer a competitive package including:
  • Life Assurance
  • Group Pension Fund
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Employee Assistance Helpline
  • Childcare Vouchers
If you have a query regarding any of our job vacancies, please email
Click HERE to see latest vacancies