Wednesday, 14 December 2016

JSHAO Housing Briefs




Army Money Facts - Winter Edition

Army Money Facts – Winter Edition

Edition 2 of Army Money Facts provides  information on allowances, financial considerations of re-joining the Armed Forces … and much more.  See this link


Monday, 21 November 2016

Victory Services Club

Victory Services Club (VSC)
We are very proud of the Respite and Welfare initiative that we offer, which provides a stay in the Capital for nominated personnel of all ranks. These breaks are intended to offer welcome respite for personnel wounded or injured on Operational Service, or for individuals who have encountered a significant welfare issue.
Further information is available at this link
and the Respite and Welfare initiative brochure is available here

Monday, 14 November 2016

CarillionAmey - 12 Day Faulty Boiler Turnaround

DIO has launched an initiative regarding a reduced turnaround time of 12 days for CarillionAmey to fix faulty boilers.  Please could any families living in SFA, inform the HIVE or Unit Welfare Office on the contact details below where this turnaround period has not been met.

The following information will be required

·         Full SFA address
·         Fault Ref Number
·         Date Fault reported

HIVE   Tel: 01446 798381 Email: stathanhive@armymail.mod.uk

Unit Welfare Office   Tel: 01446 790122  Email: uwostathan@msn.com 


Friday, 28 October 2016

MOD Police Notice

PC Bob Rand will be out of office for the next 6 weeks. 

If you wish to report something to the local Police that is not an emergency please dial 101.

In the case of an emergency please dial 999.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

FAM - Future Accommodation Model


BBC iPlayer – TV Licence



A change in the law – You need a TV Licence for BBC iPlayer
As of 1 September 2016, a change in the law means you need to  be covered by a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on demand - including catch up TV - on BBC iPlayer. This applies to all devices, including a smart TV, desktop computer or laptop, mobile phone, tablet, digital box or games console.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Monday, 22 August 2016

Monday, 8 August 2016

Thursday, 4 August 2016

New Discounts from Defence Discount Service (DDS)



HUNGRY HORSE
Defence Discount Service welcomes the
Greene King brands Hungry Horse, Fayre & Square and Flaming Grill

They are offering 20% discount off food from Monday-Friday when you show the voucher on our website along with your Defence Privilege Card.  The voucher can be printed off or shown on the mobile app to staff.

Please visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk for all the details.



MANCHESTER UNITED
Manchester United are offering discounted tickets for Wayne Rooney's Testimonial 3rd August 8pm KO.
Tickets are priced £15 for adults and just £5 for under 16s.

Please visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk for all the details.




HOLIDAY HYPERMARKET
Defence Discount Service welcomes

Holiday Hypermarket offering members £40 off their holidays.

For offer details, full terms and conditions and to get your exclusive discount code visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk


Services insurance and investment advisory pane (Siiap)


Future Accommodation Model


MOD Police - Protect Yourself A Guide to Personal Security

To view this document from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office Please click here

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Friday, 15 July 2016

Jobs for Spouses


Jobs for Dependants
CarillionAmey are keen to employ military spouses as they feel they are well suited to the roles, having the experience of living in SFA and being a military family.  All vacancies can be found on the CarillionAmey website to view these vacancies please click here.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Monday, 11 July 2016

New National Insurance Credits for Service spouses and civil partners to help protect your future State Pension

From 6 April 2016, spouses and civil partners of Service personnel will be able to apply for a new type of National Insurance (NI) credit to protect their State Pension.


The new Class 3 NI credits have been introduced in recognition of the fact that accompanying on deployment overseas may have affected a Service spouse or civil partner’s ability to work and pay NI contributions. This could potentially result in a gap in their NI record and could affect the amount of State Pension they receive in retirement. 

The new DWP credits have been taken forward under the Armed Forces Covenant, which states that members of the Armed Forces and their families should receive fair treatment from the nation which they serve. More information about the Armed Forces Covenant can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/armed-forces-covenant.

 It is estimated that this could benefit up to 20,000 individuals, ensuring that they do not miss out on their State Pension.

Future Accommodation Model - Survey

Future Accommodation Model – Survey for Service Personnel and Spouses
The Ministry of Defence is thinking about how it provides Service Personnel with accommodation in the future. This follows the SDSR commitment to make a new accommodation offer to help more personnel live in private accommodation and meet their aspirations for home ownership. The proposals are still in development. Future Accommodation Model (FAM) is still at an early stage. No decisions have been finalised, and the details are likely to change.


It is important that Service families, wherever they are in the world, have a chance to feedback their views on how they would like accommodation to be provided. Families are requested to complete the AFF survey to provide their views and feedback and to help influence the decisions being made.

Service Families Federations are hosting the Big Survey 2016 – Future of Housing. AFF has three Fitbit Flex to giveaway for those taking the survey (those wanting to be entered for a chance to win one will need to include their details at the end of the survey).

See the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/affbigsurvey2016web

For more information on the Future Accommodation Model, visit the AFF website - http://www.aff.org.uk/linkedfiles/aff/latest_news_information/20160623-futureaccommodationmodelbriefingforfamfeds.pdf

CarillionAmey - Walk Away Scheme Explained


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Quanta Project Management Courses - Reduced Prices for HM Forces


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Carillion Amey - Improvements to Disabled Adaptations


On-call Firefighters



Do you live or work within five minutes of a fire station? If so, then being a retained firefighter might be a possibility!

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service relies on retained (or on-call) firefighters to maintain its emergency response.

On-call firefighters make themselves available to respond to a pager when a 999 call is made, and cover is needed at all times. Contracted hours can vary, but personnel usually make themselves available for between 48 and 120 hours per week. Between them, each fire station team will provide cover for weekdays, evenings, nights and weekends.

On-call firefighters receive the same training and development as wholetime colleagues, and can be called to all manner of emergencies, including fires, road traffic collisions, animal rescues and flooding.

The pay does vary, depending on how much cover is given, but it is fantastically rewarding to be a part of your community and in a position to help people.

In order to be on-call, you need to be able to respond to the fire station in around five minutes once your pager goes off. This can be from home or work, and employers can benefit from a firefighter’s training – such as first aid, manual handling, a greater understanding of health & safety in the workplace, and enhanced team spirit.

For more information on the opportunities that currently exist, visit www.dwfire.org.uk/working-for-us