Monday, 14 December 2015

KEEP YOURSELF SAFE ONLINE



For useful information on protecting yourself and your computer click here


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

ARMED FORCES CHILDCARE VOUCHER SCHEME


Childcare vouchers are a government initiative designed to help working parents pay for childcare. You can convert part of your salary into vouchers saving the tax and National Insurance you would normally pay on that amount.

For further information call the Freephone helpline on 0800 066 5075, e-mail AFCVS.motivation.uk@sodexo.com or visit the website

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

ARMED SERVICES ADVICE PROJECT - ASAP

The Armed Services Advice Project is part of the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau service.

They can assist with

Benefits - entitlements, support with applications, appeals

Housing - whether you rent, own or are homeless

Work-related problems - terms & conditions, dismissal, sickness absence, unfair dismissal, intimidation and redundancy

Relationships - issues leading to separation, children, bereavement and other family matters

Consumer issues

Debt & Money Advice

Service related matters


Lines are open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday.

E-mail ASAP@citizensadvicedirect.org.uk

Further information is available from http://www.cas.org.uk/ and http://www.adviceasap.org.uk/

Monday, 9 November 2015

TICKETS FOR TROOPS

You are eligible to apply for tickets through Tickets for Troops if you are a serving member of HM Armed Forces, or have been medically discharged from the Forces since the commencement of military action in Afghanistan in 2001.
Serving members include both Regulars and Reserves.  Serving members must have a valid MoD 90 (Service ID Card) and Service ID number to register and use the tickets available on this site. Those who have been medically discharged must enter the Service ID Number issued to them whilst serving in the HM Forces.

Further information on registering and tickets for events is available at the link below:



Tuesday, 3 November 2015

JOBSEEKER'S ALLOWANCE

Spouses and older children of forces personnel are now able to claim income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) as soon as they return to the UK, instead of them having to wait for three months.

Further information is available  here



Tuesday, 15 September 2015

BFPO - ENDURING FREE MAIL SERVICE



In response to feedback received from personnel, the MOD has taken the step to extend its Enduring Families Free Mail Service (EFFMS) from 1 September 2015.
It will allow a further 1,200 personnel serving on joint operations on land, sea, and air to benefit from the opportunity to receive letters and parcels from their family and friends for free.
The EFFMS is delivered by the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) in conjunction with Royal Mail, and allows family and friends to send letters and items roughly the size of a shoe box and weighing up to 2kg from one of the 11,500 post offices throughout the UK to Defence personnel around the world.
See full details at this link



Note:  Postal charges apply for parcels to certain areas.  Download the App to your tablet or smart phone to see details:








Tuesday, 28 July 2015

BRITISH FORCES POST OFFICE (BFPO) APP





Find out more about BFPO at this link

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015

DOMESTIC ABUSE - MOD WEBSITE

A new government website has been launched for advice on Domestic Abuse. Please click here for further information.