Wednesday, 30 August 2017

LifeWorks Families: Free support service to help military spouses and partners get the job they want



WHO IS IT FOR?

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:

1. DISCOVER THE CAREER THAT SUITS YOU

2. COPE WITH CHANGE IN LOCATION OR SITUATION

3. SEARCH & APPLY FOR JOBS

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.....

MOD Childcare Vouchers

Childcare vouchers are a government initiative designed to help working parents pay for childcare. You can convert part of your salary into vouchers before your usual tax and NI contributions are taken. This means that you only have to pay the tax and NI on what’s left, saving you up to £933 per year.
What’s even better is that both parents can take advantage of the scheme, so you could make a joint saving of up to £1,866 per family! Read the full details....


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

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

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.


RBL: Pedal to Paris Challenge


Whether you cycle in the gym, to work or ride off-road; cycle 460km ‘from London to Paris’ in your own time over the month of September.
It’s free to take part, and the minimum sponsorship is just £50.

Tickets for Troops: England v Latvia













Apply now.....

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Blackfield Primary School Parents Information

Use the following links to find out more.....

Fawley Infant School Information & News Letters





Hampshire School Term Dates 2017-18


Determined programme of school term and holiday dates for county and controlled schools in Hampshire, for the academic year 2017-18 HERE


If you require a printed copy ASK HIVE

Marchwood Church of England Infant School -Newsletters



Have a look at the latest school newsletters to keep up to date with everything that's happening in your school. Make sure you check back regularly!

Marchwood Junior School Newsletter

Have you missed a recent newsletter from Marchwood Junior school?
Click here.....Scroll to the bottom of the page for newsletters


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Service Leavers Events


CTP organise Employment Fairs, Online Chat Events and Company Presentations across the UK and in Germany every year. They’re a great opportunity for Service leavers to network with potential employers and to find out about different sectors. As well as checking out the opportunities available to you, you’ll be able to find out what qualifications you need, identify any training needs and gain an insight into civilian employment.


CTP: Less than four years service?


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National Careers Service


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


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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Brockenhurst College Open Events






































Brockenhurst College Website

Southampton Park Run


What is Southampton parkrun?
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock

Civvy Street Magazine August 17



Put your phone away while driving


To find out more about the THINK! Put your phone away while driving campaign, visit the Department for Transport’s web pages.

Monday, 14 August 2017

JCCC Films


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


BFPO Indicator List



Please use this link to see the full list of BFPO numbers: BFPO



Welfare Communications Everywhere



Welfare Communications Everywhere, or WelComE, provides all UK service personnel deployed on ‘welfare-entitled’ deployments and exercises with publically funded calls, voicemail and internet access.
For any questions regarding the WelComE service, please contact the WelComE Customer Contact Centre (WCCC) for more information (open from Monday - Friday 06:00 to 22:00 (UK)) by emailing customer.support@mywelcome.co.uk






BFBS App


BFBS offers three main radio services: BFBS Radio for upbeat music-based programming and news, BFBS Radio 2 for music, sport and speech including the best of the BBC, and BFBS Gurkha Radio for Nepali language programmes.
  • BFBS Radio can be heard across the UK on DAB radio, overseas on FM, and online. You can also find us on Sky and Freesat.
  • BFBS Radio 2 can be heard overseas on FM, and online.
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio can be heard across the UK on AM, overseas on FM, and online.

Little Troopers - Tri Service Separation Packs


BRAND NEW Tri-service Separation Packs

Tri-service Separation Packs are now available! Perfect for any British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force family (regular or reserve)
Suitable for short or long separations;
World map & Stickers
10 x Chuff Charts Sheets & complete stickers
6 x Illustrated Postcards
Photo Frame
Little Trooper passport
Separation Booklet

View more and order here.....

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Enhanced learning credits



The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. 

The scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), a Level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider.

Southampton & Marchwood Service Community Guide


Available from HIVE or Read online

Resettlement: Quest Magazine August 17



Read now.....Quest August 2017

Resettlement: Pathfinder International August 17- Maritime Careers...

Click to read: Pathfinder August 17

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Childcare Choices

Need housing? ......JSHAO Housing Matters -Summer 2017



The JSHAO is the MOD’s tri-service focal point to provide service personnel and their dependants with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those during resettlement to assist with the transition to civilian life.



Resettlement: Quest magazine July 2017


Resettlement: Pathfinder July 2017



Big White Wall




#PTSD can impact everyone. @BigWhiteWall1 offer guidance to all personnel, family members & veterans #strongbonds http://bit.ly/2kjNq0P


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

Royal British Legion Break Centres.

Break Centres

The Legion offers much-needed breaks to ex-Service and serving personnel and their families. If you or a member of your family is recovering from an illness, bereavement or other life-affecting event, the Legion can provide a comfortable and enjoyable break.




About our break centres

We have four Break Centres located in prime locations around the country, and for our family breaks, we also have close ties with Parkdean and Haven Holiday Parks.
The Legion also provides Adventure Breaks, where young people of Service families can have a fun and activity-packed week.