Monday, 17 July 2017

Welfare Office Weekly Update - Week Commencing 17/07/17


Tuesday 11/0/17 - Lily's Sing-along at 13.30 in West Camp Community Centre (Main Hall) for Parents/Carers and small children from 0 to school age. The group will last for an hour and will be based around singing and stories so come and join in the fun. Squash and biscuits provided.

 Thursday 13/07/17 - 10.00 to 11.20 in West Camp Community Centre (Back Port-a-cabin). Mums and Tots for ages 0 to school age and includes organised activities, snack time, story time, singing and free play. Cost £1 and includes refreshments for parent or carer. Open to all families and dependants of Service and Civilian personnel working at MOD St Athan.

For information on the Summer programme please contact the Welfare Office: 01446 790122 or Email: uwostathan@msn.com

Carillion Amey

Please be aware that an environmental company Argus Ecology, will be conducting bat surveys over the next few days at SFA in Queen Anne Square Cardiff. These will be dusk and dawn surveys.
They may well knock doors and ask a few questions but have no specific program. Please be assured that personnel are security cleared and will have id cards ready for inspection should this be required.
Should you have any concerns please contact the CA Helpdesk on 0800 606 7000.

Thanks Gary Mitchell Project Manager Carillion Amey

Thursday, 13 July 2017

DIO Customer Survey


St Athan Bathroom Project


Please be aware that under your current licence the use of the loft space for storage is prohibited.
Can you please ensure that before commencement of any project works that the loft space is emptied completely including all cardboard etc. which acts as an attraction to vermin! We have recently had a case of rats in a void property! This has now been dealt with………
Upon completion of the project works please refrain from storing personal items back in this space.
Thank you for your anticipated co-operation.
Finally be aware that you will receive a letter prior to commencement of work from the contractors detailing the schedule and  pre project work requirements.

To reiterate my previous post, should you have any comments good, bad or indifferent about the ongoing works please feel free to contact the helpdesk or Local Welfare and HIVE who will contact me accordingly.

Kind regards
Gary Mitchell Project Manager  Carillion Amey

MOD Police - Get Safe Online with five new cyber security videos from the Met Police


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Information about the Armed Forces Bereavement Scholorship Scheme


An Introduction to Tax Free Childcare - replacing Child Care Vouchers

Tax-Free Childcare Tax-Free Childcare will be available to millions of working families across the UK, and over time it will replace childcare vouchers, which will close to new entrants from April 2018. Voucher schemes remain open to existing members. Eligible parents with children under 12 (under 17 for disabled children) will be able to set up an online childcare account to pay their childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in, the Government will add £2, up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child, per year (£4,000 per year for disabled children). To qualify, parents must be in work, this includes self-employment, and each expected to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and earn no more than £100,000 per year. Using the Childcare Checker, parents will be able to find out which providers have signed up in their area. The scheme will gradually become available to different age groups from 28 April 2017 with all eligible parents being able to access the scheme by the end of 2017. Parents who have registered with the ‘keep me updated’ tool will be notified when they become eligible. Childcare providers have a pivotal role in Tax-Free Childcare. They need to sign up so that parents can use Tax-Free Childcare to pay them; thousands have already done so. To find out more about the new and existing offers, including the introduction of 30 Hours free childcare from September 2017 for eligible working parents and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk where you will find the childcare calculator

Veterans Housing Advice - RBL


Monday, 10 July 2017

npower 'Everyday Heroes' - Defence Discount Service



npower launches its most competitive tariff for ‘Everyday Heroes’


Today, npower launches ‘Everyday Heroes Fix’, a new tariff exclusively for employees of the emergency services, NHS and Armed Forces, who hold either Blue Light Card or Defence Discount Service memberships. The tariff is on average npower’s most competitive deal* and fixes energy prices until December 2018, offering these everyday heroes a great deal on their energy and protects them from price rises until the end of next year.

The tariff is exclusively available to Blue Light Card or Defence Discount Service members, regardless of whether they are a new or existing npower customer, pay by Direct Debit or on receipt of bill, as long as they manage their account online. The npower offer is available by logging on to bluelightcard.co.uk or defencediscountservice.co.uk.