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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Beware of Pick Pockets - Keep Valuables Out of Sight

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Service Leavers Guide



This booklet has been produced to provide help and advice on a range of topics as you plan for your transition to civilian life. It aims to give useful information on the sort of help you can  get, who can provide it and the action you need to take
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READ HERE...

Royal British Legion Events 2018

There are lots of events throughout the year including commemorative and Remembrance events, fundraising activities and those that are just plain fun.

Armed Forces Covenant Review


Monday, 4 December 2017

Carillionamey - Non-Urgent Housing Repair Requests



You can now log a new non-urgent Housing repair request, quickly and easily, via an online form available on our website without calling our Customer Service Centre. All New Requests will be responded to within 1 working day: follow the link: http://housing.carillionamey.co.uk/repairs-maintenance/booking-a-repair/

Financial Top Tips for Service Personnel



Service personnel and their families can experience difficulty in accessing commercial products and services due to their mobility and time spent outside the UK. This guidance provides service personnel and their families with top tips on getting a fair deal when they need to access financial services.

Includes advice on loans, credit ratings, mortgages, insurance related items and BFPO addresses. Read further HERE

SERVICE PUPIL PREMIUM 2018 - England





This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England.

If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300.

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral support during challenging times; this could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service, to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 18 January 2018 and children must be registered with the school before this date.

You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database. For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/service-premium-information-for-schools
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-allocations/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-conditions-of-grant
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium/service-pupil-premium-what-you-need-to-know


For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.uk or telephone: 01980 618244.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Free Story App for all British Armed Forces



We wanted to brighten your Monday and let you know a bit more about our free story reading app for British Armed Forces families from us at Little Troopers, we'd love for you to let all your families know that this resource is available for them to use.

Little Troopers Treasures is a project we partnered with Harper Collins children's books to bring to forces families, currently there are nine books available to record.

For further information - http://www.littletroopers.net/treasures/

Joining Forces - Access to Credit Unions for Military Personnel


Friday, 10 November 2017

NHS - Cervical Screening


Driving in Central London? New T-Charge Now in Force




Driving in Central London new T-Charge is now in force. Cars, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in central London will need to meet minimum exhaust emission standards, or pay a daily £10 Emissions Surcharge (also known as the Toxicity Charge, or T-Charge). This will be in addition to the Congestion Charge.

The £10 T-charge will work alongside the existing £11.50 congestion charge, and will affect petrol and diesel cars with pre-Euro 4 engines.  If you drive an older diesel vehicle you may also be affected by the Low Emission Zone (LEZ)

The T-Charge will operate in central London, and applies to the same area as the Congestion Charge. Find out more about the Congestion Charge and where it operates.

Hours of operation
Monday - Friday, 07:00 - 18:00
Excludes Bank Holidays and the period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day inclusive.

The Transport for London website has a vehicle checker enabling you to check easily if your vehicle is subject to this charge.

For further information CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Military Spouse looking for work? - Lifeworks families

Click HERE for more information

Blue Peter Badge holders FREE entry to over 200 attractions

Blue Peter Badge holders FREE entry to over 200 attractions
BLUE PETER BADGE holders can gain free entry to over 200 attractions around UK. For more information please visit

Meningitis and septicaemia - Know the signs and symptons

Click HERE to download the app

Lifeworks - Ex-Forces Looking for Work?

Click HERE for more information

CarillionAmey - SFA Compensation Scheme - How to Claim

How to Claim:
For a missed appointment, the occupant must apply using the appropriate template form via DIO SD Accommodation intranet site within 14 days of the occurrence, or via SFA external gov.uk website with the required structured information within the same timeframe.
Evidence must be provided to support the claim (where available).
For significant defects at move in, the details must be captured at that time on the Occupancy 1 Form, (or alternative Move in Form for those in SSFA) and must include the IP and/or DIO agreed course of action. It is therefore important that Service personnel (or their nominated proxy) take care to ensure that any significant defects are properly and accurately recorded, including, if appropriate, photographic evidence. In addition to capturing the detail during the move in appointment occupants must apply, within 14 days of the occurrence, using the template form on the DIO SD Accommodation intranet site, or, via SFA external website with the required structured information. 8. If you have access to DII, then claims for compensation should be submitted on the template form available at the following link (MOD systems only):
NB: Please open the compensation form using Internet Explorer (IE) as your browser - not Google Chrome: http://defenceintranet.diif.r.mil.uk/…/SFA-CustomerCompensa…
If you don’t have access to DII, then a compensation claim can be made by email.
Email the DIO SFA Customer Compensation team setting out your compensation claim so that you include:
• The date of the appointment you are claiming for.
• Your name and telephone number.
• The SFA address relating to your compensation claim.
• The reason for your claim i.e. either a missed appointment or a significant defect(s) at move in.
• Any additional information to support your claim (including any photographic evidence).
For claims relating to missed appointments, please provide Job Reference Number, date and time of notification of postponement/cancellation by contractor along with any other relevant details.
If the claim is relating to significant defect(s) at move in please provide E1132 reference number, details of issues identified and any other action taken.
Any emails not containing all of this information will not be accepted by the DIO SFA Customer Compensation team.
Late claims will not be accepted. Please send your completed email to: DIOSDAccn-CCT@mod.uk