Monday, 28 November 2016

Brand New Forest - local discounts

The new 2017 Card is available to buy and valid for use from THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER.   This year’s card has an additional key fob which is an extra reminder when you are out and about and comes presented in a Gift Card which makes an ideal present!



Brand New Forest Card for British Armed Forces Personnel


A complementary Brand New Forest Card is available to serving or past armed forces personnel resident in New Forest District.


Big White Wall


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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Business Start Up: Free Course


Service Pupil Premium 2017


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This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England. If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300.

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral, support during challenging times, which could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools; with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 19 January 2017 and children must be registered with the school before this date. You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database.

For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:



For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: DCYP-CEAS-enquiries@mod.uk or telephone: 01980 618244. 


Friday, 18 November 2016

Own Your Home




Affordable home ownership schemes

You may be able to get financial help from the government to buy a home.
You could get:

Buying your council or housing association property

There are also schemes for council tenants and housing association tenants.

New postings and accessing healthcare

Healthcare advice for you and your family when relocating within the UK or returning home from an overseas posting.
If you are unsure about anything in relation to you or your family’s healthcare, you should speak to your unit or local HIVE as soon as possible.
The provision of healthcare to you and your family will depend on where you live.


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Domestic abuse: guidance and support

Information and guidance for those affected by or dealing with cases of domestic abuse in the armed forces community.

This site is for members of the armed forces community who are male or female victims, perpetrators looking to change their behaviour, military or civilian practitioners, chain of command or concerned family and friends.



A concerned family or friend?

Who can help?


Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds

Hidden Wounds service provides free and confidential support to Ex-Service Personnel, their families and the families of those still serving, who are living with anxiety, depression, stress, anger or who wish to change their drinking habits.




Friday, 11 November 2016

FREE Business Start up course: Dependants of the Armed Forces.

PORTSMOUTH

More Courses 2017


Joining the British Army? Information for Parents and Guardians

Is a son, daughter or loved one thinking about joining the Army? 
We know it’s a big decision. That’s why we want you to have all the facts. By being well informed, you can help your child or loved one get an accurate picture of Army life. Then they’ll be able to decide if this is the right path for them.





Your questions answered: Click here to find out more.....

Pathfinder Magazine: Nov 2016




Civvy Street Resettlement Guide - November 2016

To View the November edition online, please click on the link below:


                                             Civvy Street November 2016

Friday, 4 November 2016

British Forces overseas posting: Cyprus


If you have received an assignment order to Cyprus contact your nearest HIVE. 



HIVES in Cyprus
Akrotiri HIVE (RAF Akrotiri)
Contact Akrotiri HIVE on 00357 2527 6390 or email akrotirihive@armymail.mod.uk

Ayios Nikolaos HIVE (JSSU)
Contact Ayios Nikolaos HIVE on 00357 2395 7699 or email ayiosnikolaoshive@armymail.mod.uk

Dhekelia HIVE (Dhekelia Station)
Contact Dhekelia HIVE on 00357 2474 4551 or email dhekeliahive@armymail.mod.uk

Episkopi HIVE (Episkopi Station)
Contact Episkopi HIVE on 00357 2596 2000 or email episkopihive@armymail.mod.uk

Nicosia HIVE (HQ UNFICYP)
Contact Nicosia HIVE on 00357 2235 9316 or email nicosiahive@armymail.mod.uk

 HIVEs have information blogs.
 Register for email updates to keep informed about information relevant to you. 


Find out about RAF Akrotiri, accommodation, medical facilities, schools, amenities and recreation: HERE

Staying Healthy in Cyprus



If you are posted to Cyprus and require information contact HIVE