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Friday, 7 February 2020

DCYP: pilot launch of a new Education Overseas Supportability form

There has been on-going work around how the Directorate of Children and Young People (DCYP) assess children’s educational supportability prior to an overseas posting. Currently the Pupil Information Profile (PIP) has been used for this purpose.

FANDF 30th Anniversary Families Survey Report

To mark the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum, the FANDF committee has conducted a survey of issues faced by serving Forces families with additional needs and disability. The resulting report, Families Fighting On, has now been published. 
The Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum (FANDF) provide families and individuals with an opportunity to discuss ways of ensuring that both children and adults with additional needs and disabilities have access to the best support available.​

Service Leavers' Guide - Jan 20 version

For the Service Leavers' Guide please follow the link


Valentines Day and Defence Discount Service

10% 20% and even 40% on various gift ideas and days out with Defence Discount Service.

Click here for more details https://www.defencediscountservice.co.uk/

Amongst the businesses offering discounts:

and many many more...

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Monday, 27 January 2020

Thursday, 23 January 2020


Last year, 27% of sampled Service spouses/civil partners expressed their views about being part of an Army family. The evidence provided by this survey is made even more compelling if greater numbers reply.

The Army’s aim is to provide spouses and civil partners of Service personnel with an avenue to communicate directly with the senior leadership who are in a position to change military policy. Since FamCAS has been active, it has played a role in the formation and direction of numerous initiatives and projects. This is the only consistent and systematic method used for capturing information on the families of our service personnel. We therefore, highly value your input.
If your spouse/civil partner has been invited to participate please encourage them to complete the postal survey or go online via Google Chrome http://www.tools.mod.uk/survey-checker.html or by scanning the QR code and entering your Service number.

If you are unsure whether you have been invited to participate, please either scan the QR code or go online via Google Chrome http://www.tools.mod.uk/survey-checker.html. If you have not been selected to participate, so you can still leave feedback.

Government fulfils promise to veterans with new railcard

Government fulfils promise to veterans with new railcard

Military veterans to get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects 
and bring them closer to family and friends.
For the full article please click HERE

Serve + Protect (part of Joining Forces)

Monday, 20 January 2020

The Annington Challenge

Are you aged 11-19, from a Service family and looking for an adventure this summer?
The Annington Challenge, delivered in partnership with Outward Bound, gives young people from military families the chance to experience their very own Outward Bound adventure. Register your interest now.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2019

The Annual Report 2019 sets out major achievements of the Armed Forces Covenant and highlights remaining challenges and new commitments.


Relieving the financial pressure after Christmas


2020 Reserves Continuous Attitude survey is now open

The 2020 Reserves Continuous Attitude Survey now open

The 2020 Reserves Continuous Attitudes Survey (ResCAS20) is now open for completion until Monday 16th March 2020 for Maritime and RAF Reservists, Friday 20th March for Army Reservists.

Covenant Trust Fund Consultation now open

The Covenant Trust Fund consultation is now open until 6 March, seeking feedback from the Armed Forces community and those who support them, will help to shape a new programme for at least the next two years, based on real needs and priorities at a local level.As well as using the results for a new local programme, your feedback will inform the overall priority for 2020 of Integration and Engagement.Your views are vital in helping get this right and deliver the most effective grant making we can, https://www.covenantfund.org.uk/have-your-say-in-our-new-consultation-help-us-shape-a-great-new-local-grants-programme/

Monday, 13 January 2020

Royal Ascot - 2 For 1 Tickets For Armed Forces - Friday 19th June

Royal Ascot Racecourse are offering 1500 '2 for 1' Queen Anne admission tickets for Armed Forces Personnel, Unit Families Clubs and MOD Civil Servants on Friday 19th June 2020.

Guests will be able to enjoy all the Grandstand's fine facilities including a selection of bars and restaurants, including an exclusive Armed Forces bar.

To book tickets, Armed Forces Personnel and MOD Civil Servants should call 0344 346 3000 or purchase tickets online on the Royal Ascot website.

Please contact Wattisham HIVE for the promotion code required (contact details to the right of this page)

*Commanding Officers of units which wish to book Queen Anne tickets for Unit Families Clubs should ensure this is managed as a consolidated request made by the Unit Welfare Officer or other officer authorised by the CO. The 2 for 1 offer for Queen Anne tickets applies to the whole party from the Unit Families Club*

ID in the form of a MOD90, Defence Discount Card or MOD Civil Service ID may be required by one of the ticket holders on entry (please note that tickets are mailed or collected at the Racecourse and that printing at home is not possible for these tickets)

The offer applies to Queen Anne tickets only and are sold on a first come first served basis. Maximum 4 tickets per eligible person-anyone wishing to bring a larger family party should contact the groups booking line on 0344 346 3000.

To visit the Royal Ascot website, CLICK HERE

JSHAO poster - requesting input to Housing Matters magazine