Wednesday, 23 August 2017

CTP: Less than four years service?


Thursday, 17 August 2017

HM Forces Railcard

What is the HM Forces Railcard?

The HM Forces Railcard costs £19 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 Volunteer Reserves or a spouse/civil partner of a member, for more details see HERE

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Bourne Leisure Centre Open Day- Sunday 17 September 2017

Further details HERE

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Carillion Amey- SFA Walkaway Scheme

We want to make the moving experience as simple and stress-free as possible for everyone living in Service family accommodation. Our Walkaway Scheme is designed to allow you to simply walk away from your Service family accommodation, with the reassurance that it meets move-out standards.

Look at further information ,including costs HERE

Would you like to stop smoking?

Get advice HERE from West Sussex Wellbeing

JCCC Films

Does your family know who to contact in the Military if you are faced with an emergency at home? Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the most common types of family emergency and how JCCC can help. Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, download and follow key messages. JCCC FILMS

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

Please click on image to enlarge

Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy. 

A link to the report can be found HERE

Your Child At School

The NHS measurement programme, healthier lunchboxes, illness, bullying and much more

 click HERE for details

Defence Privilege Card- Back to School Clothes and Equipment

Here are a few of the saving you can make on 'back to school' clothes and equipment by signing up for the Defence Privilege Card....

 Sign up now HERE

Is your child about to start school?

Whether you're a parent whose child is about to start at school, or a childcare professional, supporting a family to take this next big step, 'pacey'  (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years)has got information, support and reassurance to share.

Please read further HERE

Hampshire Schools Term Dates 2017-18

HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL TERMS AND HOLIDAYS 2017 – 2018 Determined programme of school term and holiday dates for county and controlled schools for the academic year 2017/18 

West Sussex Schools Term Dates for 2017-18

Standard School Year 2017/2018 Recommended school term and holiday dates for the academic year 2017/2018 for West Sussex HERE

Friday, 11 August 2017

Moving homes? Redirect your mail to help protect against identity fraud

Why redirect your mail?

All fraudsters need to piece together your ID is a few pieces of mail sent to an old address. The Redirection service is the simple and convenient way to ensure your mail moves home with you, and it’s also an easy way for you to be protected too.
Action Fraud recommends redirecting your mail for at least a year, to significantly reduce the risk of identity fraud.

How it works

  • Redirection forwards all the mail sent to your old place to your new home
  • It can cost as little as £5.25 a month* to redirect your mail
  • You can redirect your mail for 3, 6 or 12 months
  • Already moved? No problem. Tell us now to make sure your mail follows you to your new address

Resettlement: Pathfinder International August 17- Maritime Careers...

Click to read: Pathfinder August 17

Resettlement: Quest Magazine August 17

Read now.....Quest August 2017

Enhanced Learning Credits

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. 

The scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), a Level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider.

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant- What's On Sep-Dec 17


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Ticket Giveaway

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is giving away the ultimate ticket bundle to one lucky person. Enjoy a whole year of fun with our ticket bundle competition. They are offering you:

  • 2 x premium Sunday tickets for Victorious Festival
  • 2 x adult tickets for the Subaquatic Steampunk Weekend
  • 2 x All Attraction tickets for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • 2 x adult tickets for the Festival of Christmas

  • A bundle of joy
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard partnered with Victorious Festival to giveaway the ultimate ticket bundle. All you need to do is complete the competition form to be in with a chance of winning. They will reveal the winner on Facebook and Twitter on 18 August.

    Enter the competition HERE

    Thursday, 3 August 2017

    Warner Leisure Vacancies on Hayling Island

    See  HERE  for vacancies at Warner Leisure, Hayling Island.

    HIVE Closure/ Community Centre Opening Hours

    The HIVE/Community Centre is closed from

    Monday 7 August 2017 to Friday 11 August 2017.

    From Monday 14 August the Community Centre will open Monday to Thursday 09.00 to 12.30 with free tea, coffee and squash.  You are most welcome to come along to meet friends and use the play area.

    Important News-Thorney Island Community Development

    Read about the exciting new changes to Thorney Island Welfare and Community Provision HERE

    Operation Camera Needs You!

    Click HERE for more information

    Resettlement: Quest magazine July 2017

    Need housing? ......JSHAO Housing Matters -Summer 2017

    The JSHAO is the MOD’s tri-service focal point to provide service personnel and their dependants with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those during resettlement to assist with the transition to civilian life.

    Childcare Choices

    The Future of Service Family Accommodation- Future Accommodation Model (FAM): what you need to know- updated August 2017

    What is the Future Accommodation Model

    The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is looking at how it can improve the accommodation offer for service personnel, to make it fairer, more affordable and flexible, whilst still remaining affordable for the MOD. The Future Accommodation Model (FAM) is still under development and no decisions have yet been taken. Further information will be released in late 2017 once decisions have been made.

    Why might accommodation change?

    The Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) committed the MOD to make a new accommodation offer, to help more personnel live in private accommodation and meet their aspirations for home ownership. On top of this, the current accommodation model is unsustainable, and we are looking at how to improve it in 3 different areas.

    Read further HERE

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017

    School Bus from Thorney Island

    If your child is:
    • starting infant or primary school
    • joining a school at any other time during the year
    and you believe that you meet the criteria for free school transport, please contact the Transport Co-ordination Group.

    Visit the free school transport website for West Sussex County Council here.

    Hayling Railway

    Personal Support- Army Welfare Service

    Personal Support (PS) in the Army Welfare Service

    Personal Support Staff provide accessible, independent, confidential and professional specialist welfare services to soldiers and their families with any personal or family difficulty, thereby strengthening and enhancing the resilience and resourcefulness of soldiers and their families.

    Issues AWS can help with:

    Relationship difficulties
    CSA concerns
    Parenting skills
    Child care
    Special Needs
    Benefits information
    Equal Opportunities issues

    For all Personal Support enquiries and referrals please contact the Intake and Assessment
    Team on the below details:

    or ring
    01904 882053

    Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers

    Watch this video of cadets in action – 
    it will give you a great overview of the kinds of exciting 
    activities you could be helping out with.