Friday, 28 October 2016

MOD Veterans UK - Changes to Helpline Opening Hours

Changes to our helpline opening hours take effect on Monday 31 October 2016.

The opening hours for the Veterans UK helpline service will change to 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Analysis has shown that there are relatively few calls received in the early morning and evening and so the service has been re-organised to make more advisers available during our busiest times.

Callers phoning outside of these hours will still be offered an option to speak to our partners in the charities Combat Stress or The Samaritans where urgent assistance is needed.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

RAF Stations Challenge Cup 2017



Tesco Direct delivers to British Forces Post Office (BFPO) Addresses

If you’ve got family serving in the armed forces overseas, you’ll want an easy and reliable way to send them gifts. With effect from 17th October, Tesco direct is partnering with the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) to help you do just that.
When you order gifts from Tesco direct, you can arrange for them to be sent to a BFPO address overseas for exactly the same cost as for a standard home delivery within the UK.
We’ll deliver your items to BFPO HQ. From there, they’ll be sent to the chosen BFPO address overseas for no extra cost.
To find out how to place, track and manage your BFPO orders, visit the Tesco direct BFPO page.
Click HERE for more information

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

SSAFA - Additional Needs and Disability - A Guide for Service Families

To view this Guide online please click HERE
Lichfield HIVE has hard copies of the Guide available to pick up

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

PS4 Welfare iHub Survey

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PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SURVEY

Monday, 24 October 2016

O2 and the NSPCC - Let's Keep Kids Safe Online

As part of a joint initiative between the NSPCC and O2, parents can get online safety advice at the O2 store on Baker's Lane, Lichfield, from a specially trained advisor known as an 'O2 Guru'.
During the pre-booked session the NSPCC trained O2 Guru, can explain how to set up parental controls on phones, tablets and PCs as well as how to make devices safer for a child to use.
Appointments can be booked in advance by visiting online and selecting the Lichfield option.

Little Troopers Calendar 2017

Click HERE to place your order

Birmingham's Active Parks with Coca Cola Zero Park Lives

Active Parks provides free physical activity opportunities for local people through Birmingham's network of parks and open spaces. A key strand of Birmingham City Council’s Wellbeing Service, the scheme is run in conjunction with the friends of parks networks across the city, supported by Birmingham Open Spaces Forum.
Regular physical activity can help you to feel good about yourself and has a number of health benefits. The activities on offer have been chosen by the local community and include – among others – conservation, bush craft, walking, tai chi, Zumba, running, tennis, canoeing and rowing*.
All Active Parks activities are: free, fun, local, welcoming, and suitable for beginners.
* For rowing, canoeing and cycling, please book in advance by calling Edgbaston Watersports on 0121 454 1997. You won't be able to register for these three activities online.
For more information please click HERE

Kids Run Free Tamworth



For more information click on link:

www.kidsrunfree.co.uk

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Defence Discount Service - The Perfume Shop

Register with DDS or sign in here for the discount code

Cyber Safe Staffordshire

Click HERE for more information

Armed Forces Covenant - Employment and Pensions Support

To learn more about employment & pensions support visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/ and follow the link to "support and advice"



SSAFA Short Break Service - 2017 Dates

https://www.ssafa.org.uk/help-you/currently-serving/holidays-and-events-service-children 
Our Short Break Service at SSAFA offers week long breaks for children and current serving families or reservists with a dependent with an additional need and/or disability. We provide two, annual, residential adventure breaks, one for siblings and young carers and an additional needs and disability break for the whole family. These breaks are an opportunity for families and children to get away from the home environment, try new activities, challenge themselves and make new friends. 
2017 Short Breaks are as follows
Siblings and Young Carers Break: 28th May – 3rd June 2017
Family Break: 29th July – 4th August 2017.
Please contact Hannah Wiltshire, Short Breaks Support Officer onHannah.w@ssafa.org.uk  for further information.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Staffordshire Service Community Official Guide - Available from the HIVE



Your local Service Community Guide is the official reference source for the Staffordshire area.
The Guide is available from your HIVE and is free of charge to serving personnel and their families 
The Guide contains useful information about Housing, Welfare, Medical facilities, Military/Civil amenities and the local area.
These Guides have been produced by Method Publishing since 1964 with over 50 different Armed Forces locations in the UK having their own Guide.

Tickets for Troops

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

MONEYFORCE NEEDS YOU!

Are you a MoneyForce fan that likes to help others get MoneyFit?


Would you like to play a part in shaping the future direction of MoneyForce?
Think you can help us with the design of new digital tools and apps?
Or even if you’re not a fan, but think you know what’s missing from MoneyForce, we want to hear from you!
We’re aiming to set up a small group of 6-8 MoneyForce ‘Super users’ to meet up twice a year to discuss MoneyForce and for you to feed back to us the views of your friends and colleagues. 
Click HERE for more information

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Costco Wholesale - Armed Forces Membership

Members of the Armed Forces' are eligible to apply for membership of Costco Wholesale.  Your spouse or domestic partner also gets a complimentary partner card.
Click here for more information: Costco Wholesale Membersip

Gap Fitness Class Timetable


Monday, 10 October 2016

Pets at Home Tamworth - Companion Care Vet Surgery Armed Forces Discount

10% off Neutering Procedures
10% off Vaccinations
10% off Consultations

Proof of membership is required.
Terms & Conditions apply. At Participating surgeries only.Please call the surgery for an appointment.


Please click HERE for more information

Insignia Underwriting - Insurances for the Military Community

Click HERE to go to website

Courses 4 Forces Autumn 2016 Edition

Click HERE to view/download Autumn edition

Join the Army Reserve

Click HERE for more information

Friday, 7 October 2016

MOD ICE App - Have you Downloaded Yours yet??


12 months ago the MOD ICE App was launched. The app, which has been developed by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), has now been downloaded over 25,000 times by British service personnel and their families since the launch in October 2015.

The question is: Have you downloaded yours? If not then found out how HERE.

Forces Help to Buy Scheme Extended to 2018


The Secretary of State for Defence today announced the excellent news that the very popular Forces Help To Buy scheme will be extended into 2018. As you will be aware, the scheme which was launched in 2014, allows serving military personnel to borrow up to half their salary up to a cap of £25,000, interest free over ten years so they can buy their first home, extend a current one or move up the property ladder.

The news is featured on the Armed Forces Covenant website https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/housing-development/ and includes comments from L/Cpl Baffour Asante whose family has benefitted from the scheme.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Soldier Magazine - October Issue

To view the October issue, please click HERE

Monday, 3 October 2016

The Royal British Legion Veteran Employment Gap Survey

While the majority of veterans go on to have successful careers after leaving Service, this is not the case for all. Are you a veteran or know someone that is? the Royal British Legion want to know about your experience in finding work after Service. Please fill out this quick survey: Here

Royal British Legion & Age Concern Birmingham The Moving on Project

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