Wednesday, 23 August 2017

FAMILIES EDINBURGH - LATEST EDITION


SCHOOL TERM DATES

Edinburgh School term dates can be found here

Midlothian School term dates can be found here

Renfrewshire School term dates can be found here

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

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.

HIVE BLOG

If you have any ...........
  • contributions to the blog 
  • any event or activity you would like to see featured
  • questions or queries regarding anything featured or 
  • questions about what is on in the local area
Please contact the HIVE Information Support Officer by email at edinburghhive@armymail.mod.uk or phone 0131 310 2876

DO YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES OR CONCERNS?



This could be housing related, missed appointments, school admissions, employment problems, transport issues or anything else that is causing you concern.

The HIVE can help by reporting these through the chain of command.
If you would like to report a concern in confidence please contact the HIVE.

EDINBURGH HIVE RELOCATION



The HIVE has moved into the Caledonian Community Centre in Dreghorn Barracks.  The new phone number is 0131 310 2876, the e-mail address remains the same - edinburghhive@armymail.mod.uk

Friday, 18 August 2017

WHAT NEXT - FORCES RESETTLEMENT GUIDE


NEW BFBS APP



BFBS offers three main radio services: BFBS Radio for upbeat music-based programming and news, BFBS Radio 2 for music, sport and speech including the best of the BBC, and BFBS Gurkha Radio for Nepali language programmes.
  • BFBS Radio can be heard across the UK on DAB radio, overseas on FM, and online. You can also find us on Sky and Freesat.
  • BFBS Radio 2 can be heard overseas on FM, and online.
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio can be heard across the UK on AM, overseas on FM, and online.

CARILLION AMEY LOCAL CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE


WELFARE COMMUNICATIONS EVERYWHERE

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Welfare Communications Everywhere, or WelComE, provides all UK service personnel deployed on ‘welfare-entitled’ deployments and exercises with publically funded calls, voicemail and internet access.
For any questions regarding the WelComE service, please contact the WelComE Customer Contact Centre (WCCC) for more information (open from Monday - Friday 06:00 to 22:00 (UK)) by emailing customer.support@mywelcome.co.uk

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Click here for further information


PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY WHEN DRIVING

https://movingon.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/02/think-put-your-phone-away-while-driving/

RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBOURS

EDINBURGH ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMME


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

LITTLE TROOPERS TREASURES - NEW APP





Little Troopers Treasures – A new app launched to help keep our serving men and women connected with their families through the magic of stories while they are away from home.  The app, which has been supported by Harper Collins Children’s Books and ABF The Soldier’s Charity launched on Armed Forces Day 2017.
Available exclusively to military personnel, the app allows the serving person to choose a book for their child and record a video reading synchronised to the pages turning. The app will feature a range much-loved children’s ebooks including Judith Kerr’s Mog books, Michael Bond’s wonderful Paddington, adventures from Emma Chichester-Clark’s Blue Kangaroo as well as stories from Bing.
Further information is available on the website

MISS SAIGON - FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH

http://www.edtheatres.com/misssaigon

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

THE MACROBERT TRUST - MILITARY DISCOUNT


FAMILIES CONTINUOUS ATTITUDE SURVEY

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.


To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.


A link to the report can be found on the gov.uk website



Tuesday, 8 August 2017

DISTANCE LEARNING CENTRE

DistanceLearningCentre.com



DistanceLearningCentre.Com Ltd have provided online Access to Higher Education Diplomas over a number of years to members of the Armed Forces and their families, enabling them to go on to univeristy to study for a degree or gain a recognised qualification to enhance their existing career.

As well as Access to HE Diplomas, they also offer online GCSEs and Progression Awards in Maths, English and the Sciences.

Further information is available on their website



SSAFA STEPPING STONES HOMES



Friday, 4 August 2017

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017