Friday, 23 September 2016

Big White Wall

That moment when everything calms down to a standstill; when, even if it is just for moment, life seems to make sense and the smile that has appeared on your face had no second thought. Peace is a simple concept yet it can be the hardest to accomplish. September sees the United Nations’ International Day of Peace (Wednesday 21st) take place around the world. It is a time to reflect on what makes each of us peaceful, on how we can create a more peaceful society, and on what has been sacrificed to achieve peace in the past. It can serve as a reminder that we are all seeking a more peaceful life.

With Big White Wall’s trained counsellors (called Wall Guides) and peer support, there is always a peaceful place to go 24/7. All UK serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families aged 16+ can access free and anonymous online

Whether it is wellbeing or mental health issues, stress or just going through a tough time, Big White Wall is here to provide safe, anonymous support at any time, day or night.

Big White Wall is supported by Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and
NHS England to support the UK Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

CarillionAmey: Is your heating working?

As we are approaching autumn and colder weather is soon to arrive, we want to make sure the heating in your home is in good working order.
Please check that your boiler is working.
Is it firing up properly? Are the radiators heating up?

If you notice an issue, please call our Helpdesk on 0800 707 6000 (option 1) to log a repair. Our Helpdesk is open 24/7 365 days a year.

 For further guidance please watch the self-help video: CLICK HERE...

Monday, 19 September 2016

Service Children's Education Advisory Service

The Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) provides expert and impartial advice about the education of service children.
CEAS provides information and advice as well as supporting parents at meetings with schools, local authorities, at tribunal etc. No question is too small or too large for us to deal with. If we don’t know the answer ourselves we usually know someone who does.
To read more CLICK HERE
Telephone: 01980 618 244 (Military 94 344 8244)

Moving Schools booklet available from HIVE

Friday, 16 September 2016

17 Port & Maritime Regiment RLC: Freedom of the New Forest District Parade

Lyndhurst 25th September 2016

New Forest District Council are pleased to be awarding the Freedom of the District to 17 Port & Maritime Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps (based at Marchwood) on Sunday 25 September at Appletree Court (Council Offices).

After a ceremony at Appletree Court to award the Freedom, there will be a parade through Lyndhurst High St (and back again, returning to Appletree Court). 
Honorary Freedom gives the Regiment the right, honour and distinction of marching through the streets of the New Forest District on all ceremonial occasions with swords drawn, bayonets fixed and drums beating, bands playing, and colours flying
The parade is expected to reach the high street at around 2.30pm and we would be delighted if you would join us in lining the streets and cheering on the regiment.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Interested in Volunteering with Hampshire Children's Services?

Are you interested in supporting vulnerable young people to reach their goals?

We are looking for male and female mentors throughout Hampshire to provide independent support and mentoring.

This will include face to face meetings, supporting them to attend activities and telephone support. A crucial aspect of the role is to have the ability to build a positive relationship to allow them to feel listened to and supported.

The role of mentors has become increasing important in sustaining the progress made by young people. We are seeking volunteers, who are able to:

  • ·         Build and maintain positive relationships with young people
  • ·         Have the ability to listen
  • ·         Remain calm and impartial
  • ·         Work in a non- judgemental way.

Young people may have a range of professionals working with them. It is recognised that having someone independent who is impartial to talk too and offer support can make a difference to their self esteem and engagement – whilst supporting the role of the social worker to their working needs.

Have you got a spare hour a week to support a young person in achieving more?

If you can help or you want to find out more, please email the Innovation Fund Team on