Thursday, 30 June 2016

South West Trains - Discount Day Return Ticket Adult & Child Until Sep 2016

From now until 9th September 2016, South West Trains are offering off-peak day return tickets for just £16 for adults and £3 for kids, to ANYWHERE on our network! 

All you have to do is book your ticket by midnight the day before you travel, either online , at station ticket offices, or via telesales (0345 6000 650), then hop on board and start your adventure.
Trip Ideas
Need inspiration for your next day out? There's plenty of things to do on the South West Trains network. Find out more below.

Improving Care & Treatment For Serving Personnel, Veterans And Families - New E-learning Programme


Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare, with support from NHS England, has launched an e-learning programme to help increase understanding of the armed forces population and facilitate improved care and treatment.  The programme covers current serving personnel, veterans and their families.
Click here for more info 

Defence Discount Service TalkTalk Offer

DDS are delighted to welcome TalkTalk to Defence Discount Service. 

They are offering some amazing discounts for members, like this Half Price Plus TV for just £10 per month. 

To view the rest of the offers and see all the details please visit

Rio 2016 Olympics Ticket Fraud

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin on 6th August 2016 and as of late June, you will be able to purchase tickets from the Rio 2016 ticket offices.  Purchasing from an unauthorised seller or a ticket tout could leave you out of pocket; not only are the tickets advertised at inflated prices, but there is also a risk that the tickets purchased are counterfeit or do not exist. Any individual with a counterfeit ticket will be refused entry.

To help protect yourself, the list of authorised sellers has been published on the official website and provides a list of trusted resellers; this can be found at
. Equally, tickets purchased that are no longer needed can be sold through the Rio 2016 website for a 100% reimbursement of the amount paid if the tickets are resold.

Protect yourself

  • When purchasing from another company or individual, ask questions; specifically when you will receive the ticket and what type of ticket you are purchasing.
  • Pay for tickets by using a credit card or trusted payment service. Payments made by bank transfer may not be recoverable.
  • Always check that the payment screen is secure by looking for the padlock symbol or making sure the website/url begins with “https”.
  • If you have been affected by this, or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting

Everyone Matters-Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum Newlsetter

 For access to the news letter please click on the link below

Veterans UK - Unclaimed deferred pensions.

RLC Corps Day, Dettingen Fields, Deepcut, 2nd July 2016

Click here for info!

On the 2nd July 2016, the Royal Logistic Corps holds its annual open day for the public, local residents, veterans and serving members of the military in Deepcut, Camberley. The event is free and runs from 9am all day ending with a Party in the Park evening concert!
Stands open 9am. Arena event starts 10.30am. Party in the Park starts 6.30pm.
POC: Corps RSM WO1 (CRSM) A R Meek,, 01252 833464.
Location: Dettingen Road, Dettingen Fields, Deepcut, Camberley, GU16 6TB

MOD VETERANS SUPPORT - Remembering the Battle of the Somme

To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme this week, Defence Business Services has produced a short 30 second film to highlight MOD’s veterans support.

See the film on facebook at

Or search facebook for ‘MOD veterans uk’ where the film is pinned to the top.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Bracknell Forest Support for Carers

Are you or do you know of someone who is a carer?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to family or friends. You could be caring for a partner, child, relative, friend or a neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled or who has mental health or substance misuse problems, anyone can become a carer at any age (including young people under the age of 18).
SIGNAL is a new service in Bracknell Forest, providing free…

…to unpaid (non-professional) carers who care for someone in the Borough.
For information about SIGNAL and the support that is on offer to you or someone that you know (including support groups and events) visit

Support, Information, Guidance, Networking, Advice and Learning for Bracknell Forest Carers

Latest Defence Discount Service Offers


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Forces Health

Service Families Hot Topics: June 16

Army Basing Newsletter: Edition 11 - June 16

Butlins -Armed Forces Discount

Butlins Discounted Rates

Armed Forces: Serving personnel in the Armed Forces can enter free of charge with up to 4 additional guests at a 50% discount, upon production of their photographic ID Card. Immediate family who have a Military Dependent ID Card can visit without the serving personnel present; this ID will entitle a 50% discount for up to 4 guests.

Emergency Services: Individuals working for the Police, Fire Service or NHS can receive a 50% discount for their own ticket, upon production of their photographic ID Card.
Carers: Carers can receive a 50% discount for their own ticket, to receive this discount proof will be required.
Please note: All discounted tickets can only be purchased on arrival upon production of appropriate valid ID/proof. All admissions on arrival are subject to availability whereby entry is not guaranteed.

CarillionAmey: Window restrictors in Service Family Accommodation

16/06/16 - Important - Window Safety Check Required

As we approach the warmer months of the year, it is really important to check that the window restrictors in the upstairs of your property are working correctly, especially if you have children.
You can do this by:
  • Engaging the window restrictor (putting the lock/latch on) and trying to fully open the window. The restrictor should only allow the window to be opened a small way
  • Look at your window restrictor. It should have the BS kite safety mark stamped on it (shown below)

If you are concerned that your window restrictor is not working correctly please call us on 0800 707 6000 option 1.
If you are moving into your property, your Accommodation Officer will check the window restrictors for you and show you how they work.

Help the County Council plan for 30 hours free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds

In September 2017 to support the Government’s roll out of 30 hours free childcare, Hampshire County Council will be required to make available a further 15 hours of extended childcare for eligible working families. This is on top of the current universal offer of 15 hours of free early years education.
To support our knowledge and understanding of the demand for this type of childcare, we want to hear the views and experiences of parents/carers. This will help us shape the operation and delivery of the extended childcare offer.
We particularly invite views from parents/carers of children with additional needs, including special educational needs or disability.

Take part in the consultation

The consultation ends at midnight on Thursday 30 June.

More about early years and childcare entitlement

More information about early years and childcare entitlement.

Big White Wall - Support To Armed Forces Community






About Big White Wall

A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals.
Available 24/7, Big White Wall is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.

Watch this quick 2 minute video to find out how Big White Wall works: CLICK HERE
Big White Wall is available free in many areas of the UK via the NHS, employers, and universities. It is also free to all UK serving personnel, veterans, and their families.
If you want to see the full Mental Health Apps Library, follow this link :Click here

Tax Credits Renewals

If you are claiming tax credits, you will be sent a renewal pack, which will tell you how to renew your tax credits.

You must renew your tax credits by 31st July 2016 if your renewal pack has a red line across the first page and it says 'reply now'.

If you miss the deadline your tax credits payments will stop. You will be sent a statement and will have to pay back the tax credits you've received since 6th April 2016.

Further information on the process of renewing your tax credits is on the website below:

Also, the link to manage your tax credits is here:

Free Employment Support For Veterans

Dorset - Beach Huts For Children With Disabilities

If you have a child with a disability and are planning a day on the beach, hire a luxury beach hut!
The Dorset Parent Carer Council (DPCC) have four luxury beach huts available to hire which are designed to accommodate children with disabilities and wheelchairs. The huts, located in Lyme Regis, Christchurch, Weymouth and Knoll Beach are just £7 a day to hire. Huts are available for members of the DPCC, to become a member or book a hut visit the DPCC website.

NSPCC: Children and Young People Online Safety

Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks like cyberbullying or seeing content that's inappropriate.

NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to give you everything you need to know about keeping children safe online.

Whether you're unsure about what happens online or are up to speed with new technology, it's important that you talk to your child about staying safe.

It may feel daunting, but you don't need to be an expert on the internet. Understanding what children do online and the risks they face will help you keep your child safe online.