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Friday, 16 December 2016

Storybook Soldiers - Deployment/Exercise

Contact details for any questions are Jane at Storybook Soldiers Management Team

10 AEC, Bdg 59, Jellalabad Barracks, 

Tidworth SP9 7BN


Telephone : 01980 - 650515 
(Tidworth Mil. 94342 2515)
Click On The Link For More Information  www.storybooksoldiers.co.uk

Supporting the Unsung Hero- Business Start up for Dependants


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Friday, 4 November 2016

Credit Unions - Financial Help For Armed Forces

A new service offering simple savings accounts and "affordable" loans to military personnel, who can sometimes struggle to get access to financial products, has been launched by credit unions.
The arrangement, backed by the Ministry of Defence, means Armed Forces personnel will be able to save regularly or repay loans with credit unions directly through their pay packets, via deductions from their payroll.
Credit unions are mutual financial co-operatives that take deposits and give loans to members. Family members and retired personnel receiving a pension are also eligible to join the new service, whose launch coincides with International Credit Union Day.

Credit unions trade association Abcul (the Association of British Credit Unions Limited) says that over the years, people serving in the Armed Forces have reported difficulties accessing credit because their job involves moving regularly and it can be challenging to build up a good credit rating. It adds that some personnel report being targeted by high-cost lenders.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Little Troopers - For Forces Families

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE



Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Ex Services - Accommodation & Housing





What is SPACES?

Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services, SPACES, is a housing advice and placement service for veterans.

SPACES targets the most vulnerable of Service leavers, regardless of rank, length of service, or reason for discharge.  The SPACES office is located within The Beacon at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.


You’ll find:

◦The SPACES office is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with answerphone service out-of-hours.

◦Helps to secure appropriate accommodation when you leave the Armed Forces to reduce the risk of homelessness or rough sleeping.

◦Help to find accommodation no matter where you are located across the UK.

◦Support from up to 12 months prior to discharge if you have housing concern (the SPACES team will maintain contact with you until suitable accommodation is secured).

◦All information treated in strict confidence.

◦Advice and referrals to other specialist agencies if required,

◦If you are married or a single parent, we will direct you to the Joint Service Housing Advice Office.

◦Information to assist Foreign & Commonwealth Service personnel with housing needs.

◦Optional referral to Riversides’ Care and Support bespoke accommodation centres for  single veterans.


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Yoga Classes - Wool

Classes for all abilities.
Every Thursday 09.00 - 10.15
at Bindon Abbey, Wool
For more information call Lynne 01929 551742



Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Wool Toddler Group


Thursdays (term time)
 9am - 10.30am

£2 per adult and child
Includes refreshments
In Kids Of Wool Pre-school

All welcome

 For more information
01929 405144

Wool Country Market

10am - 11.30am


Every Thursday


D'Urberville Hall, Colliers Lane.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Join the Army Reserve

Click HERE for more information

Friday, 7 October 2016

Friday, 30 September 2016

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Friday, 29 April 2016

Blandford Library – The Tabernacle DT11 7DW


What’s on for Adults and Children

Adults

Shared reading group (poetry) second Monday, 10.30 – 11.30, free

Creative Writing Groups. Tuesday evenings, enquire E.R.Bevin@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Reading Groups

Lecture Series
Local speakers on a range of subjects – discover a new passion!
Tickets £1.50

Children - All events are free

Rhyme Time, Tuesday 2.00 – 2.30pm
For babies 0 – 2 yrs and their carers.

Toddler Time, Thursday & Fridays
10.00 – 10.30am for toddlers 18 months plus and their carers.

Chatterbooks Reading Group, age 7+
Saturdays once a month

Keep Chattering Reading Group, age 11+
Thursday once a month

Young Writers Squad, age 11+
Saturdays once a month


For more information and to find out more on lending, renewals, opening times, fees and charges. Click blandfordlibrary@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Information booklet and Library family membership forms are available from Blandford Garrison Army Welfare Service/HIVE Information Centre. 01258 482537.


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC) Films And App Launched

 
Does your family know who to contact in the Military if you are faced with an emergency at home? Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the most common types of family emergency and how JCCC can help. Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, download and follow key messages. JCCC FILMS


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Bovington Garrison Game Fishing Club

The Bovington Garrison Game Fishing Club is available to all garrison members: Military, MOD civilian, locally employed civilians, students (day tickets are available) and families up to a maximum of 25 rods per season. Membership is first come first serve basis.
 
The club waters include: a short section of the River Frome on the southern edge of the training area; about a mile of the River Frome – North Channel, a feeder stream along the southern edge of the training area; and a small lake at Briantspuddle. There is a chance of catching a salmon or sea trout on the Frome, whilst both the North Channel and lake are stocked with either brown or rainbow trout on occasions during the season.

If you are interested in joining for the season, or in day ticket permits, please contact the Club secretary.
Mil: 94374 3360 or 01929 403360


www.bovingtonhive.blogspot.com

Monday, 8 February 2016

Help for the Armed Forces Spouses/Partners of Service Personnel


Click here for information from the Department for Work & Pensions for spouses and partners of Service personnel.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Armed Forces Pension Options on Divorce or Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

Click HERE to open this document

This booklet explains the various options available to split or share an Armed Forces Pension on a divorce or civil partnership dissolution.

Information is contained that is relevant to the Service person and the estranged spouse.

Solicitors dealing with an Armed Forces Pension on a marriage breakdown may also find this booklet useful.

To view other Armed Forces Pensions on divorce guidance and information documents please click here

Monday, 25 January 2016

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Civil Service Jobs - MOD & Civilian

The Civil Service helps the Government of the day to develop and deliver its policies as effectively as possible.
It incorporates three types of organisations – departments, agencies, and non-departmental government bodies (NDPBs) that work in a wide range of areas, touching on everyone’s day-to-day lives, such as education, health and policing.
Because our organisations deal with so many different aspects of government, civil servants work in an enormous variety of roles.
Becoming a civil servant could be as simple as applying for one of the many jobs advertised on our jobs website.
We also offer a variety of fast track routes for promising graduates and experienced professionals.
Our professional entry routes encourage people with skills developed in the private sector to transfer into the Civil Service at the right level. You can then apply those skills to make a real difference to our everyday lives. There are 22 different professions covered, and a number of different ways to apply.

Click here for the Civil Service website