Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Friday, 11 December 2015

Monday, 7 December 2015

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Monday, 16 November 2015

MOD Police - Crime Report


Forcesfones


Nuffield Centre – North Wales

Nuffield Centre – North Wales


All members of the UK Regular and Reserve Forces (including UOTC and Cadet adults, but not Cadets) are entitled to use the Nuffield Centre and its recreational facilities at JSMTC.  Dependants of those members listed above may use the Nuffield Centre in a non-entitled capacity.  MOD Civil Servants and other civilians who have a very close connection with the Services may also be authorised by CO JSMTC to use these Service welfare and recreational facilities.

Visit the website at www.nuffieldanglesey.org.uk


Friday, 13 November 2015

Discount Offers from the Defence Discount Service


Superdry
Superdry is back for a 10 days special and offering 20% discount online and in store
MK Dons V Fulham
MkDons are running a special Armed Forces Day event on the 21st November 2015 against Fulham FC
Loch Fyne Restaurants
Loch Fyne offers a new 20% discount

For full details see www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Friday, 6 November 2015

Joining Forces - Savings & Loans for the Armed Forces


Joining forces – Savings and loan repayments taken straight from pay. The MoD has made possible for three of the UK’s leading credit unions to join forces and make simple saving accounts and loans available to the armed forces and their families.

Forces families whose credit ratings are damaged by the demands of the job are to be offered cheap loans and good savings accounts. A new government –backed credit union service will help Army, Navy and RAF personnel struggling to build a credit rating. 

Overseas postings and call-ups at short notice often make it impossible to show evidence of regular payment – deterring lenders from offering cheap deals. Now a trio of credit unions will allow personnel and their families to repay loans from them through their pay packets and offer the chance to save regularly.

Forces Travel Disneyland Paris - Latest Offers


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Formoreinformation:http://www.forcesdiscount.com/providers/forces-travel-disneyland-paris

Defence Discount Service App

MOD Discount at Go Ape!




Go Ape offer members of Defence Discount Service a 10% discount on Forest Segways and Tree Top Adventures Sundays to Fridays inclusive. 

To find out more and how to book visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

HM Forces Railcard For Personnel & Spouses



The HM Forces Railcard costs £15 and it'll save you 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. That works out to under £2 a month for huge savings. You're eligible if you're a member of the Regular Forces or a spouse of a member, for more details see eligibility.

There are plenty of ways you can use your Railcard, for both long and short trips. Better still you can use it anytime on weekends, Public Holidays and during the week. The only restriction is that if you travel before 10am Monday to Friday (except during July and August) a minimum fare will apply. For more details see minimum fares.

Your HM Forces Railcard will save you 1/3 on many tickets. As with most things in life, there are some exceptions, so take a look at the ticket types you can and can't make savings on with your HM Forces Railcard.

http://www.hmforces-railcard.co.uk/ see website for further details

Forces Equine

Big discounts now secured for major Equestrian Events eg: Horse of the Year Show and Olympia Horse Show, for all our members, it is free to log in.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Transition Newsletter - Immigration

 Please CLICK HERE 
to read the latest Transition Newsletter

Monday, 19 October 2015

MOD’s JCCC launches new app and briefing films

  
The Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) has launched a new mobile app, MOD ICE, and two briefing films to help service personnel and their families access their services, with support from the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach KCB CBE ADC DL BA MPhil DTech DLitt RAF.

The JCCC, part of Defence Business Services (DBS), provides a focal point for casualty administration and notification and requests for compassionate travel (for those personnel serving overseas) in respect of members of the British armed forces at any time and will take immediate action for service personnel and their families when an emergency occurs.

Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach said: “The role that the JCCC undertakes in Defence is a key part of the Military Covenant. Service Personnel must be confident that there is a dedicated organisation providing immediate support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to all in uniform and their loved ones, should an incident occur.

JCCC - New film and app launched


West Midlands Emploment Fair


Monday, 12 October 2015

Have Your Say! Children's Commissioner of Wales Survey

The Children's Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland has launched online surveys for children and young people, parents and professionals to 'Have their Say' asking what she should focus on as her priorities as Commissioner over the next three years. It is a great opportunity to directly raise the potential impacts upon Service children and their families as well as the potential challenges that education professionals and support organisations face.

Deadline for completing the survey is November 1st

Simple Steps for Winter Preparation for SFA



Service personnel and their families living in SFA are reminded that there are some very simple steps they need to take to prepare their properties for the winter months.
  Top Tips:
  • Check your heating before winter sets in and if there any issues call the CarillionAmey Helpdesk on 0800 707 6000 option 1.
  • Check the outside of the property looking up at the guttering and roof for any signs of damage and make sure that any overspill pipes are not trickling water. 

Call the Helpdesk on 0800 707 6000 option 1 to report any issues.

The CA Helpdesk gets particularly busy on Mondays, so try calling on other weekdays if the issue isn’t urgent.

The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme


Future nursery owners or childminders are being encouraged by the Government to apply for a chunk of £2 million that has been allocated to help them set up their own businesses.
The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme has been introduced to boost the provision of childcare in England and to incentivise entrepreneurship. The Scheme allows people to apply for grants of up to £500 to help start a new nursery or childminding business, £1000 for a new childminding business that will provide care for disabled children and £1000 for a new nursery, out of school club, or childcare on domestic premises. The scheme is available to those new enterprises setting up in England only and the grant is designed to cover start-up costs such as insurance, training and equipment etc.
Applications are required before the end of Dec 2015.

 For more information please visit www.childcarebusinessgrants.dcms.gov.uk

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme


Future nursery owners or childminders are being encouraged by the Government to apply for a chunk of £2 million that has been allocated to help them set up their own businesses.
The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme has been introduced to boost the provision of childcare in England and to incentivise entrepreneurship. The Scheme allows people to apply for grants of up to £500 to help start a new nursery or childminding business, £1000 for a new childminding business that will provide care for disabled children and £1000 for a new nursery, out of school club, or childcare on domestic premises. The scheme is available to those new enterprises setting up in England only and the grant is designed to cover start-up costs such as insurance, training and equipment etc.
Applications are required before the end of Dec 2015.

 For more information please visit www.childcarebusinessgrants.dcms.gov.uk

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC)


When families experience incidents at home while loved ones are
serving overseas it is very important that everyone is aware of the
process in place that can facilitate their immediate return home.

This short Families Brief is to explain the role the Joint Casualty
and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) undertakes 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year to help families when incidents
occur involving Service Personnel or someone at home.


For further information contact:
Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
Tel: 01452 519951


Defence Discount Service - Offer


Manchester United are offering Defence Discount Service members £5 off adult ticket prices for the Capital One Cup 4th round tie against Middlesbrough on Wednesday 28th October kickoff 20:00.  Plus all standard seats for under 16s are priced at £5 each for this fixture offering a great opportunity to bring friends or family members to experience a cup match atmosphere at the Theatre of Dreams.

For more information and booking code and contact number please visit https://www.defencediscountservice.co.uk




Blush Beauty Lounge Military Discount

Would like to offer a 10% discount to dependants and serving personnel of MOD St Athan.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

MOD Police - Advice on how to combat burglary




MOD Police - Burglary




HMS Heroes


HMS Heroes is a national support group for the children of Service men and women and their relatives. A tri-Service network of after-school clubs, HMS Heroes brings together members of Service families aged between three and 18 years old from all over the country. Our members are ambassadors and young advocates for Service families across the United Kingdom, and most importantly, they are friends who are there for each other, especially in times of need. Any school can sign up to HMS Heroes – read on to discover how your school can join in the fun… 
Click HERE for more information



CA Facebook and Twitter Pages


 Just to advise that from today Mon 28th September 2015 until Monday 19th October 2015 we will be unable to respond to any posts on the CA Facebook and Twitter page.  Please note we will continue to post useful information to assist customers but if they need any help or to speak someone they are advised to contact our Helpdesk (open 24/7 for repairs) on 0800 707 6000 or to call into a Local Customer Service Centre

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Friday, 21 August 2015

DIO New Stage 2 Service Family Accommodation complaint form

DIO Customer Message
New Stage 2 Service Family Accommodation complaint form
A new electronic Stage 2 SFA complaint form is now available on the Defence Intranet. The online form features simple text boxes with a clear indication of what information needed to be provided before the form can be submitted by email to the DIO Service delivery Customer Service Team at RAF Wyto.
Stage 2 process
If your complaint has been formally closed at stage 1 and you are not satisfied with the response, you can then escalate your complaint to the DIO Customer Services Team. You can now do this in two ways:
1.      Online - by completing the online stage 2 complaint form which is available on the MOD Intranet. For security reasons, you will need to logged onto an MOD Dii computer to complete and submit the form. The form is available on the DIO Service Delivery Accommodation Homepage on the Intranet: http://defenceintranet.diif.r.mil.uk/Organisations/Orgs/DIO/Organisations/Orgs/Pages/OperationsAccommodation.aspx
2.      Letter - by writing to the Customer Service Team, DIO Service Delivery Accommodation, Ground Floor, Swales Pavilion, RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire PE28 2EA. Quoting the stage 1 complaint reference number - you should briefly set out your complaint, and why you are not satisfied with the Stage 1 response and what outcome you would like.


DIO will acknowledge your Stage 2 complaint within 3 working days and provide you with a reference number. An investigation will then be carried out - but depending on the nature of the complaint - this can take some time

Wednesday, 19 August 2015