Thursday, 29 June 2017

HIVE Opening hours week commencing Monday 3 July 2017

The HIVE Information Office has the following opening hours for the week commencing Monday 3 July:

I will check emails periodically, so if you have an urgent query please emaiI

Are Your Travel Vaccinations Up To Date?

If you're planning to travel outside the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.

Please click HERE to find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended.

Little Troopers Launch New App

Little Troopers Treasures is a free, easy to use app that can make story time precious every day and will ensure children never miss a bedtime story from their parents again; they can watch the recordings over and over whenever they miss their mummy or daddy.

For further details please click HERE

Monday, 26 June 2017

Walks, Events & Activities in Chichester Harbour- May to December 2017

Domestic Abuse- Guidance and Support for the armed forces community-additional information in Nepali

Follow the website HERE

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Army and You - Sizzling Summer Giveaways

To see more great giveaways and to enter please follow

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The government is committed to supporting the armed forces community by working with a range of partners who have signed the covenant. The covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.
For more information please visit Armed Forces Covenant.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Havant Walking to Health

Short, safe and sociable walks in your local area
Havant Walking for Health is free to attend and suitable for people of all abilities, from beginners to more experienced walkers (progression walks).

It’s a great way to improve your health and wellbeing, and meet new people.
The walks are ideal for people who would like to improve their health by increasing their physical activity levels and discover the beautiful countryside and scenery the local area has to offer. All walks are led by trained walk leaders who are there to offer information and support on the walk. The walks are graded for length and difficulty. New walkers will be asked to complete a brief health questionnaire before the start of the walk. Please arrive a few minutes before the start of each walk for registration.

You will need suitable footwear and comfortable clothing as walks take place in all weathers. We recommend you carry a bottle of water and bring any medication that you may need.
We are in the process of developing some shorter 30min walks for those who cannot manage a longer distance. There is currently one from the Spring Arts Centre in Havant. It is worth checking with your local walk to see if they can offer a shorter walk than the one advertised.

Get further information HERE

Chichester District Wellbeing

Your local Wellbeing service
The Wellbeing service can help you to find local wellbeing information and services.
From this website to the teams in your local area, you can get advice and support on how to make small changes to improve your health and wellbeing, including how to stop smoking, how to become more active or how to make your meals healthier.
Chichester District Wellbeing is a friendly and impartial service which comes from your local authority and other partners, the majority of our services are completely free to users. As well as using this new website, you can find out more about local activities and support services by talking to our friendly Wellbeing Advisors over the phone or in person.
How can the Wellbeing service help me?
  • Have you thought about losing weight, but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you want to get more active and energised, but aren’t sure what’s happening in your area?
  • Do you want to stop smoking, but aren’t confident in taking that first step alone?
  • Do you sometimes feel low and want a boost to your general wellbeing?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this website and the Wellbeing service can help you.
We can offer advice and information and we will also put you in touch with more specialist support if it’s needed.
There are three simple steps to get started:
1) Get ready
Think about the changes you would like to make to lead a healthier lifestyle
2) Get set
Check out this website for local activities or support that can help you achieve your goals. Phone or email for a one-to-one chat with a Wellbeing Advisor, or to make an appointment if you need that extra bit of help.
3) Go
We will give you advice and support on how to take control and build small changes into your life. We understand how hard it can be, but we can help to make it easier.

You can find more detailed information about Wellbeing services in different areas of West Sussex by selecting the location you are interested in on the Your Local Wellbeing Hub page.

See HERE for further details

Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Tickets For Troops New App

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Joint Service Housing Advice Office

The Services Cotswold Centre

In beautiful countryside, one mile south of Corsham, midway between Bath and Chippenham, just off the M4, is fully equipped, short term accommodation, in a peaceful, secure setting, at a modest cost.

Cosy, single storey, centrally heated two to four bedroom chalets
Self catering, fully furnished with cooking utensils, fridge, freezer, cutlery, bedding and towels
Colour TVs with Free SAT channels

Contact details - 01225 810358

Vacancies At Recruit For Spouses

Please click HERE to view

SE EDUCATION FAIR & FESTIVAL OF LEARNING – 19 Jul 17 – Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre

On 19 Jul 17 HQ 11 (Inf) Bde will host a SE Education Fair & Festival of Learning to promote a wide variety of education opportunities and courses to all of our Serving Personnel, Spouses, Partners and young family members.  The event will cover to themes:

1.     Education into Industry (E2I):

Arms & Service professional bodies will partner industry groups, civilian professional bodies and academic institutions to provide advice & guidance to help identify structured career paths mapped to civilian qualifications. Key aims are:

o   PROMOTE wider understanding of Industry skills requirements in light of future employment growth areas, skills gaps & key recognised qualifications.

o   PROMOTE In-Service & external professional development opportunities.  

o   ENCOUARGE networking to facilitate long-term planning and development of personal learning journeys (educational pathways).

E2I will be supported by 77 AEC LDOs & IEROs, CTP, OA, DWP to provide advice on access to funding, process etc…

2.     Festival of Learning:

Explore an exciting array of wider vocational learning opportunities to encourage our Armed Forces Community (spouses, partners, families) to embrace lifelong learning.  FE / HE and other Learning providers will promote regionally-run courses, Have-a-go taster days, apprenticeships, volunteering opportunities  etc.. all supported by DWP to identify  government education funding schemes and potential onward employment.

Guide to Armed Forces Compensation

For further information

The Ripple Pond - Support Network For Families Of Physically & Emotionally Injured Personnel/Veterans

SSAFA - Forces Additional Needs & Disabilities Forum (FANDF)

SUPPORTING THE UNSUNG HERO - Business Start Up Programme

Army & You - Sizzling Summer Giveaways

Thursday, 15 June 2017

A Single Point Of Contact For Veterans

Please click HERE for more information

Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans for jobs in West Sussex County Council

Helping veterans fulfil their potential outside the Armed Forces.

The County Council has a guaranteed interview scheme for Armed Forces veterans. The scheme supports the pledges in the Community Covenant.

Veterans can find making the transition to civilian life extremely challenging, particularly in finding and securing lasting employment.

See further information HERE

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Big White Wall Free Support To For Veterans, Serving Personnel And Their Families

Click HERE for full details

Mail Redirection


When Moving Out of your Service Family Accommodation please make sure that you have arranged to redirect your mail.

The Post Office offers a redirection service at:

Stop unwanted mail by post by using the free Mail Preference Service

UK consumers generate millions of pounds of postal sales per year, the
majority welcome the information and special offers they receive by post.

However, some people might take a different view.
The MPS is here to make your choice known
- so you get the mail you want and need.
If you have suffered bereavement or just want to stop unsolicited mail register with the MPS.

Child Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media

Read this report further HERE

Monday, 12 June 2017

Tickets for Troops. latest releases.



Find the cheapest petrol prices in your local area

Compare petrol prices in your local area by visiting 

Rocky Ride- raising money for Rocky's training

Sunday, 11 June 2017

South Down College Opening Evening

Further information HERE

Thorney Island Waste Collection Dates

Waste Collection dates for Thorney Island HERE

Check Chichester waste collection dates HERE

Check Emsworth waste collection dates HERE 

New Carillion Amey Website

If you live in SFA, them make sure you have a look at the new Carillion website.  

It has all you need to know about:

Access the new Carillion Amey website HERE

MOD Housing Referral Scheme

The MOD Referral Scheme is coordinated by JSHAO to assist some service leavers to get accommodation via housing associations.
Some housing associations ask JSHAO to nominate personnel as tenants for vacant properties. Being on the MOD Referral Scheme provides an additional route to secure housing.
The MOD have recognised that some service leavers have difficulty in accessing social and affordable housing. Through this scheme the donating housing associations are able to help people who otherwise may have problems being prioritised high enough to have a realistic chance of being housed by local authorities.

Applicants must be:
  • armed forces personnel within 6 months of their discharge date
  • currently occupying service accommodation, the Services Cotswold Centre or a hostel
Applications for the scheme can be accepted from service leavers, married or single, and from separated spouses living in SFA.
Further details on

BFBS Radio 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.

Carers Week 12th - 18th June

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

For further details please click HERE

Recognising Childhood Illnesses

Please click HERE for a visual guide

Gov.UK - The law on leaving your child home alone

The law doesn’t say an age when you can leave a child on their own, but it’s an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk. Use your judgement on how mature your child is before you decide to leave them alone, eg at home or in a car.

  • children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long period of time
  • children under 16 shouldn’t be left alone overnight
  • babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone

Parents can be prosecuted if they leave a child unsupervised ‘in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health

Saturday, 10 June 2017

BBC Shows- Free shows, tours and taking part.

Full details of the free tickets on offer from the BBC HERE

Applause Store- Free tickets to shows

See the huge amount of free recording tickets on offer from Applause Store HERE

Royal British Legion breaks

See full details of RBL breaks at Byng House at this link

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