Monday, 22 August 2016

Time Out - Your Ultimate Guide to London


South Coast Employment Fair - 20th October 2016


CTP employment fairs offer:
  • A fantastic networking opportunity - whether you're ready to apply for live jobs or simply researching the market
  • The chance to meet employers who already recognise the skills and experience Service leavers can offer
  • Presentations from key employers about their recruitment processes and vacancies
  • A wide range of companies, from small regional organisations to large multinationals, from across many different industry sectors
  • The opportunity to chat with Service support organisations, CTP staff, and other Service leavers who are also going through the resettlement process

Friday, 19 August 2016

Ben's Place - Drop in Centre for Ex-Service Personnel and Families

Ben’s Place
The Ben Regan Ex-service personnel and family Drop-In is open on the third Thursday of every month at Merstham Community Facility Trust, Portland Drive, Merstham Surrey. RH1 3H. Between 10am – 2pm.
How the Drop-In Works
When you walk through the door, you will be greeted with a friendly smile by one of our volunteers,.… have a cup of tea … and chat to one of our  Volunteers or one of our Support Representative.
You will always be welcome to visit, whether you have a problem to address, or would just like to see what we are all about.
Rest assured, whatever the reason for your “dropping in”, we will do our best for you
About Us
We are a monthly drop-in service at the Community Hub, Merstham.  Started by Merstham Community Facility Trust , with funding received in memory of Guardsman Ben Regan who was killed following a road traffic accident in 2015. In this way his memory can live on and help other ex-service personnel and their families. It is a unique mix of public, private and charity sectors offering one-stop assistance pro bono to Exforces Personnel, and their families needing help following military service. This includes legal, housing, financial, employment help and mental health support
Agencies benefit enormously from Ben’s Place, giving them access to clients in a non-threatening environment alongside complementary services and mental health support. This enhances their effectiveness, addresses all veterans’ needs at once and saves duplication and travel.
 A current list of Agencies is being developed it is hoped that  they will include The Royal British Legion (TRBL), SSAFA, Combat Stress, SERVES Project and a mix of locally based charities.
Ben’s memorial Money will meet the cost of running expenses (room hire, refreshments, stationery, insurance etc) for a short period then we shall seek funding from other sources.
Family Support
Very often family members need as much support as the veterans themselves. Ben’s Place aims to provide the same confidential and friendly support for families as they do for ex-service personnel and has links to other family organisations.
We know that if you live with, or care about, someone with Service-related mental health problems, everyone in the home is affected.
Many Veterans’ problems can stay hidden for years, and they and their families may try to deal with matters at home. In the meantime, relationships do suffer. Partners often tell us that it feels like they are walking on eggshells and tend to be in the front line for reactions. And children can find it difficult to cope with the situation too.
Often it is the partner and family who acts as a buffer between the Veteran and the world. Circumstances can lead to social isolation as friends fall away.
 Although we specialise in supporting Veterans, we hope be able to help you too.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Soldier Magazine - August 2016

To view the Magazine online click on the link below:

The Soldier Magazine - August issue

Sunday, 7 August 2016

AFF - Foreign and Commonwealth Assistant required

For further information and to apply for this position please click here

Future Accommodation Model (FAM)

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Blind Veterans UK - Sign up for the 2017 Ride London Cycling event in aid of Blind Veterans UK - details.

Beat the 2017 ‪#‎RideLondon‬ ballot
No need to wait months to find out if you have a place in next year’s race – sign up now with Blind Veterans UK for only £25 and be a cycling hero!
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Big White Wall - 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

Peppa Pig At Adventure Wonderland - 17 August

Peppa Pig is returning to Adventure Wonderland on Wednesday 17th August to meet and greet her fans at 10:15, 11:15, 1:00, 2:00, 3:45. So make sure you bring your camera along. Remember to mind out for muddy puddles!
Please Note: The character appearances are limited to five sessions at intervals throughout the day.  Each sessions lasts approx. 30 minutes. The queue line will be closed as soon as we reach capacity for each session.
Although a lot of planning goes in to these events we are unable to guarantee every child will be able to meet the character.
The timings of the meet and greets are not set by Adventure Wonderland and we have no control over the session times.

Veterans UK

For further advice CLICK HERE

AFF Vacancy - Transition Liaison

AFF is delighted to receive a grant from the Forces in Mind Trust, in partnership with the Naval Families Federation and RAF Families Federation, to employ a Transition Liaison.
This new post will enable improved support for Army families during what can be a challenging time. For more information on transition see

or to apply for the role, visit

Bringing up Britain

Radio 4’s ‘Bringing up Britain’ series debates parenting with families, experts and policy-makers. Today’s show is called ‘Parenting at a Distance’ Naval Head of Strategy, Bridget Nicholson is on the panel, you can hear her discuss the demands of military deployments, long-distance parenting and the impact of separation on families.

(with thanks to Surrey Heath Veterans!)