Wednesday, 31 May 2017

DIO - SFA - Compensation Scheme

JSHAO Civilian Housing Briefs 2017

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The Services Cotswold Centre

The Services Cotswold Centre (SCC) is a tri-service facility managed by Headquarters Army Welfare Service (AWS) and funded by Headquarters Support Commands (HQ Sp Comd) on behalf of the MOD. It provides short term transit accommodation for service personnel, their spouses, civil partners and families.

The SCC accommodation comprises of 60 self contained chalet style homes and is located near Corsham, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom.

To Book Telephone: civilian 01225 810 358, military (9)4382 4521

SLI365- Service Life Insurance

You can protect the future of your family from today until 2042 at a fixed price FOR THE WHOLE TERM. Perfect for safeguarding your mortgage and with a Government guarantee of payment for operational casualties. 

Service Life Insurance 365 was designed and introduced by MOD in 2007 to provide a robust, trustworthy solution for enduring Military Life Cover – when purely commercial operators declined to provide cover for Service Personnel facing the threat from war, weapons of mass destruction or terrorism. 

Exclusively available online, you can either pay your premium by Direct Debit from your bank – ideal if you intend to retain SLI365 as a civilian (through to age 65 if you wish) or through your pay account with Joint Personnel Administration ‘JPA’. 
SLI365 can provide up to £200,000 lump sum benefit in the event of death or terminal illness - covering all peacetime risks such as traffic accidents and illness. Most importantly, because SLI365 is available under a contract with MoD, it guarantees protection for up to 25 years for any unforeseen operational risk. 

A summary of the benefits include: 
* Cover on and off duty, 365 days a year 
* Up to £200,000 lump sum benefit on death or diagnosis of terminal illness – covering all peacetime risks 
* Quick application progress - acceptance a certainty – (18-45 year olds) 
* No medical required 
* Fixed premium 

For every policy taken out we make a donation to tri-service charity, The Not Forgotten Association ( to support the great work they do in providing help for serving injured and veterans. 

So, have a look at a brochure available now from most local HIVEs or visit where you can get a quote for your chosen term (anything between 5 and 25 years) and chosen benefit amount. If you would like more information, please visit our website – or drop an email to to request a unit briefing from our ex-military manager. 

Coming soon: tips on writing your life insurance policy in trust . . 

Pathfinder Resettlement Magazine: May 2017

Housing Matters: JSHAO Spring 2017

 Civilian Housing Briefs 2017 
 Living in Scotland 
 Living in Wales 
 Living in Northern Ireland 
 ‘Service to Civvy Ready’ pension info 
 Lifetime ISA 
 Owning an Investment Property 
 UK Benefits and Credits 
 MOD Referral Scheme 
 AWS Community Support 
 Local Authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 
 Property & Monthly Rental Prices

Marchwood: Contact/Welfare Flat

Mulberry Community Centre-HIRE

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Young people's vacancy and information bulletin

The fortnightly job vacancy bulletin is packed with local positions for you to apply for.
Check back every alternate Thursday for the latest vacancies. Young Southampton
Please be patient, this is a large document and can take a while to download.

Southampton City College: Apprenticeship vacancies

Apprenticeships with New Forest District Council

Apprenticeships with New Forest District Council - in accountancy, business admin, customer services, ICT, planning, and streetscene

BBQ for Heroes - 15-30th July 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Adventure Wonderland Bournemouth: Armed Forces Discount

25% Discounts! (Full Park opening 0nly)

 *25% discount on standard park tickets at our gate for armed forces and emergency services personnel as listed below.
  • Armed Forces
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Ambulance Service
  • NHS
The offer is valid for current serving personnel and their families. A original valid ID is required to use this discount. This offer is valid against the following ticket types only: Adult, 3+ Years, 2 Years, Senior Citizen. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, voucher or discount.

Cycle Southampton -Sept 2017


Are you interested in a career in technology?


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

AFF: ARMY & YOU Summer Edition

Summer Rally & One Day Bike Show -June 2017

City College Southampton Open Day: Sat 10th June

Open Day For All – Sat 10 June, 9:30am-1pm. 
Explore our range of courses & apprenticeships for 2017/18

Little Troopers Summer Adventures Camp 2017 1st & 2nd July 2017

This year will be our sixth Summer Camp event for military families and we have the very last 15 tickets up for grabs, booking closes 26th May midday.

Little Troopers (formally My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures) is a registered charity supporting children with parent(s) in our British Armed Forces, these children face unique daily challenges due to their parents career choice especially when they experience repeated separation of varying lengths of time from their serving parent(s) due to exercises, training, operations and other service commitments

Who: ALL serving regular or reserve British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force families, a parent does not need to be deployed to be eligable for this event. ID will be required to gain entry to the camp.

Time: Arrival from 0830 1st July, Event close 1300 2nd July

EARLY BIRDS: You may arrive and set up camp on Friday 30th from 1730hrs

Where: Pirbright Camp, Surrey

Find out more....Click Here.....

Happys Circus Returns- Gang Warily: 1st - 3rd June

Happy’s Circus returns to Gang Warily for a third season !
Thursday 1st June - Saturday 3rd June 2017
This is a professional all human (no animals) circus, providing traditional family entertainment, presented in a contemporary style.
It’s a fun packed comedy show with amazing International Circus Artists, performing cube manipulation, double diablo, magic, plate spinning, clowns, adagio, aerial & incredible balancing acts and so much more, all in a brand new 400 seat all-weather Big Top.

CLICK HERE for the full details and prices

Monday, 22 May 2017

NHS CHOICES: Stress, anxiety and depression

Am I depressed? How can I feel less stressed? Why am I so anxious?
Whatever you need to know about coping with stressanxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help.
It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

  • Tips and advice to boost mental health
  • Self-help and treatments
  • Other people's stories


Help paying for childcare....

The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs. 
Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

Hardley Runners: Waterside

NHS Health Care For The Armed Forces Community

COBSEO: The Confederation of Services Charities

Cobseo, as the Confederation of Service Charities, provides a single point of contact for interaction with Government, including local government and the Devolved Administrations; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community. This allows Cobseo members to interact with all interested parties and especially to cooperate and collaborate with others in order to provide the best possible level of support to our beneficiaries.
Find out more.....CLICK HERE

Veterans’ Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway is here for any ex-service personnel and their family looking for support. We can be contacted 24/7 from anywhere in the UK or abroad. 
To get support, visit:

Need support? As the gateway to a network of partners, we can connect you with the right support quickly and easily, by assessing your needs at your first point of contact. Get in touch with us to get support with employment, finances and housing, to independent living, mental well-being, physical health, and much more.

Marchwood Military Wives Choir

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Hampshire County Council Jobs

Search your local area for employment by clicking HERE

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Exbury Gardens: What's on.....

Four Seasons Art Exhibition
8th April - 11th June

Jazz in the Gardens 
20th May

Devoted to dogs 
28th May

Wartime Walks
3rd & 4th June


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Volunteer for Barnardo's



Take part in the Winchester Criterium this summer, with races, events, and activities for all levels of cyclists.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Vodafone Advantage - MOD and Armed Forces

Members of the British Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence employees, and ex-service personnel can enjoy savings of up to 30% on Vodafone Pay monthly bundles.

Your Vodafone Advantage discount can be applied to phone, tablet and SIM only bundles – and up to five family members or friends can save too.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Defence Discounts Service: Get 25% off O2 refresh

Visit the Defence Discount service website to see this offer:

Civil Service job search

Find jobs in the Civil Service and central government organisations

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Civvy Street: Support and mentoring-service leavers

CivvyStreet aims to provide support and mentoring for all those recently leaving, or about to leave, the forces who are looking for employment opportunities and a chance to redeploy the skills learned while serving.

CivvyStreet is for anyone who has served in the UK Armed Forces (regular or reserves). It is also for their widows, widowers, partners and dependants. Anyone with an Armed Forces connection can apply to become a registered and approved member of CivvyStreet. Membership is validated against Armed Forces number and branch.
Visit the website to find out how they can help:  CivvyStreet

Civvy Street Magazine May 17

Quest Resettlement Magazine May 17