Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Bridging the Gap - Tuesday 4th April 2017 10:30 - 15:30 hrs

Bridging the Gap is a one day FREE networking event
You can find out about a wide range of services in your area
   Supporting our Armed Forces Veterans & Families in a variety of ways:
                            Health, Well being, Employment, Housing, Finance,
                                  support & Advice.
 Featuring presentations from Veterans & Families personal experiences
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For further information Email: surreyheath.veterans@yahoo.com


http://shvflp.webplus.net/BtG%20%202017%20%20Flyer%20Poster.pdf

http://shvflp.webplus.net/index.html

Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB) forty-sixth report 2017


Recommendations from the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) on Armed Forces remuneration and charges. 

Read HERE

30% Armed Forces Discount - Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

Purchase a Longleat All In One Day Ticket online and receive over a 30% discount on standard prices.
Available for members of the Army, Navy and RAF.
Employees must present a valid company ID card on arrival to validate this offer.

Changing Careers Magazine - Latest Issue

To read this magazine please click HERE

Big White Wall - On line Support For Armed Forces, Veteran's And Their Families

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
https://www.bigwhitewall.com

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has announced a new mailing system for friends and family to send letters to personnel around the world.








Click here for more information

The new contract with Neopost will mean Britain’s Armed Forces will continue to receive hard copy, secure mail, including photos, from their loved ones, for free and with no break in service as the new imail INtouch system takes over from the e-bluey on 1 April 2017.
The new imail INtouch system will allow users to send up to eight pages, including high definition photographs and official documents. The old e-bluey system that is being replaced only allowed single pages to be sent and did not support high definition photographs. Use of the e-bluey has dropped by 98% since 2007, with the same fixed cost, meaning it no longer provided value for money for the taxpayer.
With around 4000 personnel on over 20 operations around the world, communications are very important to personnel and their loved ones, especially for those who do not typically use electronic communications.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Royal British Legion - Remembrance Travel - LIBOR Funded Normandy Tours 2017

Various Dates in March, April, May and September 2017.
Funding for a veteran plus 2 family members or carers.
Click 
HERE for more information

Skydive For Heroes

For details on how to apply please click HERE

Tickets for Troops - Disney on Ice UK Tour

Performances in
London, Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham

Visit the Tickets for Troops website at

Fancy Working From Home?



Find out more information HERE.

Glamping Close To Stonehenge


For further details please click HERE

Stop loan sharks!

 
 
To report a loan shark please e-maileportloanshark@stoploansharks.gov.uk or telephone 03005552222

Pathfinder Resettlement Magazine - March edition


Hard copies of the magazine are available,
 free from the HIVE

MacMillan Cancer Support - South Coast Mighty Hike - Saturday 10th June 2017


Hike from Brighton to Eastbourne along the stunning South Downs Way and take in the far-reaching views of Britain’s finest unspoilt coastline from the chalk cliffs of Seven Sisters Country Park.

You’ll be fully supported on this amazing challenge. In return for raising £250 you’ll have a fabulous day with:
  • free buffet lunch and hot food at the finish
  • regular check points with free drinks and snacks
  • clearly marked route
  • medical assistance
  • finisher's medal and bubbly
Challenge yourself against the infamous Beachy Head and raise vital funds for Macmillan. Sign up today!

Please note: the minimum age for this event is 18. However, children aged 14 and over can take part if they are accompanied by an adult and this parental consent form is completed.

For more information or to sign up CLICK HERE

Families Easter Disco - Pirbright - Thursday 30th March 2017

Care After Combat - Footprints Alcohol Intervention Programme

The prevalence of alcohol misuse by former military personnel exceeds that of the general population. Alcohol misuse can have a pivotal role in a range of disorders and other problems whilst often being maintained to a large degree by difficulties associated with the transition from military to civilian life more generally.

Care after Combat offers an alcohol intervention programme based upon many years’ experience, comprising an education module, including physiological, psychological and sociological components. Partners are encouraged to attend.

For further details
CLICK HERE

Project Phoenix - Supporting Veterans in the Criminal Justice System


'Phoenix’ is the name of the project to reduce the number of re-offending veterans released from prison.
During 2014, the Government undertook a review of Veterans within the Criminal Justice System published in December 2014.

Veterans form the largest occupational group in prison.

Project Phoenix was designed to specifically respond to the issues raised in the report.

For further information
CLICK HERE

Bake For Heroes - 15 - 30 April

MoneyForce: Financial Advice for Serving Personnel

MoneyForce is the official MOD channel for money advice for UK service personnel. The website provides easy online support for service personnel and their families, to help them make informed financial decisions and plan their finances better, both while they are in service and once they leave the Armed Forces.

MoneyForce is specifically designed for the Armed Forces, to give service personnel and their families useful information and tools in plain English to make informed financial decisions that will have a positive impact on their future.


MoneyForce provides information on:
  • managing money: useful information on borrowing, saving, budgeting and spending, as well as planning for the future.
  • your career: useful financial information about different stages of your military career, including pay and career structures, allowances, managing finance as you deploy, assignment in the UK or abroad and making plans for when you leave the service.
  • life and family: useful information on managing life’s challenges, setting up home, marriage, divorce, children.
  • managing crises: useful information and guidance to help people through tough times, including debt and emotional issues, drug and alcohol problems as well as war pensions, compensation and bereavement.
  • debt: explains your options for getting out of debt and signposts to free, confidential help.
  • tools: a budget planner, a car cost calculator, a credit card calculator, a goal saving calculator as well as a home buying tool to help you make informed decisions and plan for the future; the MoneyFit Challenge takes you through various scenarios and gives you your own tailored action plan at the end
For further information, CLICK HERE

FUNDED LEVEL COURSES

Funding is only available until the end of April it then restarts again in September, so now is great time to start enrolling families. Attached is the booking form feel free to make copies and pass it on, courses that are funded are as follows
 
General Personal and Professional Development:
Health and well-being:
Health and Child Care Related:
So as you can see there is quite a lot to go at, individuals can only do one at once but they can do one after another. We do have other courses which are not funded but they range in price from £25 - £2000 if the guys want to use their points to complete these I’m sure we can sort that out. Any questions at all just email or call and I’m more than happy to help.
Sophie Cavanagh
Key Accounts Manager
Trans 2 Performance – T2 Distance Learning
Tel:    01482 488062
Mob: 07946789974



Fleet Fun Walk for Charity - Saturday 6th May 2017

Camberley Jobs Fair - 7th April 2017

Inter Service Football - Royal Navy verses Army

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Inter Service Football - Royal Navy verses Army

Moving Schools Packs For Service Children


 Book 1 is a Guide for Parents
 Book 2 is a Children's Activity Book
Book 3 is a Schooling History Book for them to keep track of where they've been/where they're going.
Pop into the HIVE and collect a free pack from the office.
The books can also be downloaded and printed at home from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/moving-school-packs

Tickets For Troops- Ricky Gervais, Humanity- Portsmouth 12 April/Southampton 19 Jun 2107





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Care After Combat


For further information CLICK HERE

RBL - Cycle from London to Ypres - Thursday 29th June

Join the RBL on a four-day bike ride and experience the poignant history of the First World War.


RBL's newest bike ride challenge will remember the incredible sacrifices made by all those who fought in the First World War.
The 295-mile journey will start from London and pass through the historic Somme region of France before heading towards Passchendaele and finishing at the Menin Gate in Ypres.


Visiting battlefields, cemeteries and memorials along the route will bring a strong feeling of Remembrance to this scenic bike ride.

For further information or to register CLICK HERE

Poppy Pod Village - Free For Armed Forces, Veterans And Families

 

March Edition of CIVVY STREET

Read here

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SIXTY BRITISH RACECOURSES SUPPORT TICKETS FOR TROOPS



















Jockeys (L-R) Jimmy Quinn, Jack Mitchell, Luke Morris, Tom Marquand, Stevie Donohoe, Pat Cosgrave and Richard Kingscote at Newmarket racecourse in 2016. Photo Credit - John Hoy


SIXTY racecourses have invited members of the Armed Forces to join them at the races this season through the military charity Tickets For Troops.
There are 60 racecourses across Britain from Perth in Scotland to Newton Abbot in Devon.
These and all other racecourses including Bangor-on-Dee, Doncaster, Fontwell Park and Sandown Park have all signed up to support the Armed Forces community with a donation of FREE tickets to their prestigious race days.
Many troops who benefit from Tickets For Troops (www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk) endure long periods of separation from their families due to operational tours and training exercises or living apart from their families during the week.

In partnership with the British Horseracing Authority, Tickets For Troops have distributed over 65,000 free tickets from the horse racing community.

Step In To Health Recruitment Day - Broadmoor Hospital - Monday 10th April 2017

Soldier On - Supporting Medically Discharged Service Leavers


Soldier On! is a national independent education charity which teaches members of the British armed forces who have been made redundant on medical grounds to plan and manage their careers.

The organisation works with both service leavers and veterans who have been wounded on operations, sustained injuries whilst serving or have been discharged through any other forms of ill health.

For more information
CLICK HERE

Storybook Soldier

What is Storybook Soldiers?
As every Forces’ family knows, separation from family and loved ones can be one of the most difficult things to cope with during an operational deployment.
Storybook Soldiers is a FREE scheme which provides a link between parents who are away on operations and their children.
Soldiers are recorded reading a bedtime story for their children to listen to.  Music and sound effects are added and the finished disk is really special.
The recording session takes no longer than 15 minutes. The soldier chooses a  story from the approved books (this list is quite exhaustive : you probably have  the book at home which you can bring with you)


New UK Speeding Laws Come Into Effect In April



Speeding  drivers will soon face stricter penalties and much higher fines based on what they earn. 
From April 24 2017, new rules come into effect in the UK which will mean offenders could now be charged up to 175% of their weekly income.
Currently in the UK the minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three penalty points added to your driving licence while the maximum fine is £1,000 or £2,500 for motorway offences.
But when the new guidelines are brought in next month, those caught driving at more than 101mph in a 70mph speed limit could be disqualified for up to 56 days and get a fine of between 125 and 175 per cent of their relevant weekly income.
Or if you are caught going between 31 and 40mph in a 30mph zone you will get three penalty points and a fine of between 25 and 75 per cent of your weekly income.
Currently many drivers get away without points and a fine by paying for a speed awareness course.
It follows tougher penalties being brought in this month for anyone using a mobile phone behind the wheel.
The previous penalty of three points and a £100 fine has been doubled to six points and £200.
The new speeding system is split into three bands which rate the severity of the offence based on the speed limit.
Band A refers to an offence that is between one and 10mph over the stated speed limit.
For example a band A speeding offence in a 20mph zone would be from 21mph to 31 mph.
A band B offence is 11mph to 21mph above the stated speed limit and a band C offence is 21 mph and above the stated speed limit.
The starting point for a Band A fine is 50% of your weekly wage.
Band B starting point = 100% of your weekly wage
Band C starting point = 150% of your weekly wage rising up to 175%

Veterans UK Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017



At Veterans UK (part of Defence Business Services) we are always trying to improve the services we deliver to our customers. One of the best ways to understand how we can make improvements is to ask the people who use our services how we can do better.

If you would like to tell us about your experiences, please complete ourCustomer Satisfaction Survey 2017

For more information on the services we deliver and how you can contact us, please see Veterans UK.

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