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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Housing Matters Winter 2019












Housing Matters Winter 2019

Service Pupil Premium - eligibility check

Service Pupil Premium (SPP)


SPP was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) as part of the commitment to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant. SPP enables schools to provide extra, mainly pastoral support for children with parents in the regular Armed Forces. SPP is paid directly to state schools, free schools and academies across England for supporting Service children. The amount is £300 per child in classes Reception to Year 11.


Who is eligible?


Children of regular Service personnel (PStat Cat 1 and 2 only) who have been recorded as Service children on any January census since 2015 in state schools, free schools and academies in England in years reception to year 11 are eligible for SPP.

Schools can claim SPP for children of regular Service Personnel, for those who have had a Service parent who has died in Service as well as those who have left including through injury for up to a maximum of six years or up to the end of year 11 (whichever comes first).

If a child is not recorded as a Service child whilst the parent is serving, and the Service person has left the Services, schools will not be able to claim SPP.

If a child is home educated, parents agree to take on the financial responsibility and therefore are not eligible for SPP.

Deadline for recording Service children on the next January census is 16 January 2020. Parents are encouraged to inform their child/ren’s school of their Service status ahead of this date to ensure the school can secure SPP funding.


Link to SPP gov.uk pages: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium/service-pupil-premium-what-you-need-to-know


Link to SPP DIN for those able to access MODNET: 2019DIN01-120 SPP
Contact: SO2 Policy, DCYP – DCYP-DCYP-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk


Dispersed military families - seeking volunteers to be interviewed


Friday, 6 December 2019

Service Puil Premium - eligibility check

Service Pupil Premium (SPP)


SPP was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) as part of the commitment to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant. SPP enables schools to provide extra, mainly pastoral support for children with parents in the regular Armed Forces. SPP is paid directly to state schools, free schools and academies across England for supporting Service children. The amount is £300 per child in classes Reception to Year 11.

Dispersed military families - seeking volunteers to be interviewed


The Big White Wall - Grief Awareness Week 2nd-8th Dec


Please visit website www.bigwhitewall.com for details.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Keeping your home safe

Please click here for Keeping Your Home Safe Advice
by Suffolk Constabulary


Monday, 2 December 2019

Domestic Abuse support

Domestic Abuse support
Find support through a dedicated app
https://www.hestia.org/brightsky

FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS PLEASE CLICK HERE

One of the key tools to help people access the right support is through a new mobile app - Bright Sky, which is designed to be used by anyone looking for more information about domestic abuse, including:
* online safety
* stalking and harassment
* sexual consent.
It's free to download. For more information and to download the app visit: www.hestia.org/brightsky.

Domestic Abuse support organisations: Defence specific support organisations 
Individuals disclosing domestic abuse, witnessing it or suspect incidences of domestic abuse will be supported by their management chain and respective welfare teams. 
There has been significant progress to improve awareness of domestic abuse and ensure our staff are professionally trained to provide support to those in need and to address perpetrator behaviour. 

Army Welfare Service 
AWS Intake and Assessment Team (AWS IAT 0830 - 1630 UK local time) 
Mon-Thu 0830 - 1600 Fridays 
(Mil) 947773053 (Civ) +44 (0) 1904 882053 
Email: AWS-HQ-AWS-IAT(MULTIUSER)@mod.gov.uk 
Out of hours the AWS can be contacted through the Unit Welfare Officer and/or the Staff Duty Officer 

Civil Servants 
Defence Business Services - Employee Wellbeing Service (EWS) MOD Civilian Staff Civilian employees can access the EWS between 0830 and 1630 Monday - Friday by calling the 
EWS helpline on 08003457047 or 93345 7750 
The Charity for Civil Servants: 0800 056 2424 
https://www.foryoubyyou.org.uk/info-resources/domestic-abuse 

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate 
We have signed up to the Everyone's Business programme and this membership provides you with free access to their Advocacy Service which provides expert, confidential practical advice and emotional support. 
Contact: 07974 370 184 for support and advice 
or Email: everyone's.business@hestia.org

Naval Service Family and People Support
NS FPS Free phone 0800 145 6088 (Mil) 9380 28777 (Civ) +44 (0)23 92728777 
Email: navynps-peoplesptnsfpsptl@mod.gov.uk 
Web: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/community-and-support (www) 

Royal Air Force 
Welfare Service Details of RAF Welfare Services are provided locally via the Personnel Management Squadron RAF personnel and their families stationed in the UK and overseas are able to contact the SSAFA out of hours telephone service in the UK +44 (0) 207 463 9358 for advice and support SSAFA: 0800 7314880 
www.ssafa.org.uk/ (www)

JSHAO Housing Briefs calendar for 2020

Please click here for Housing Briefs Calendar for 2020

Housing Brief at Wattisham Flying Station will be on Tuesday 18th February.

Open to Service Personnel and spouses.