Thursday, 31 August 2017

Lichfield HIVE - Relocation and new Phone Number

With effect from 1st August, the Lichfield HIVE will be relocated to Building 45, The Community Support Hub.  

The telephone number for Lichfield HIVE is now 
01543 434362

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Jobs at the Legion



The Royal British Legion employs over 1500 people based at locations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Legion endeavours to employ individuals available who best meet the job requirements and have empathy with our mission and values.
The Legion can offer a competitive package including:
  • Life Assurance
  • Group Pension Fund
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Employee Assistance Helpline
  • Childcare Vouchers
If you have a query regarding any of our job vacancies, please email jobs@britishlegion.org.uk
Click HERE to see latest vacancies

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

FAM - Future Accommodation Model

FAM is a project looking at how the MOD provides its housing over next 50+ years.

Look out for information that will be coming out over the coming months.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Limited Edition HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier Bag

Get your limited edition HMS Queen Elizabeth 'Carrier Bag'!
To celebrate the aircraft carrier's historic arrival into Portsmouth we have the limited edition 'Carrier Bag' for sale!
HMS Queen Elizabeth is the affiliate ship of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

Services Day 4th November - Thorpe Park

Back by popular demand, Services Day at Thorpe Park including Fright Night will take place on Saturday 4 November 2017.
The Theme Park will remain closed to the members of the public and only available for Defence Discount Service card holders:

Available date is: Saturday 4th November 2017

Ticket prices are just £18.50 for an adult, £18.50 for children and free for under 3's.  Members can also enjoy free car parking on the day.

Please note: Merlin Annual passes cannot be used for this day.

Click DDS for more information or contact your local HIVE

Barbershop at DMS Whittington


Barbers will close at 1700hrs Friday 18th and will reopen on Thursday 31st August


The barber will be working by appointment all day Saturdays from 8th July 2017. 
Appointments can be booked both at the shop or home visits. 
Prices are £15 per person adding an extra £5 in total for a home visit. 
I'm taking booking from today via text or call 07894746931 or 01543434207
The shop is still open Monday,Wednesday,Thursday & Friday with prices remaining from £10 for walkin. 

You can now pay by card 💳 both chip&pin or contactless.
  Telephone no: 01543 434207
















Thursday, 17 August 2017

CarillionAmey Walk Away Scheme - Notice Required

As you might expect the Walkaway scheme* is particularly busy at this time of year due to the high volume of move outs arranged during the summer.
 
CarillionAmey are are experiencing a number of issues where occupants are leaving their request to use the schem until the last minute, including one individual who submitted their request at 8pm the night before move out, which the team had no chance of processing. He then went on to submit a complaint!
 
SFA residents planning on using the Walkaway Scheme are advised that they need to place their request a minimum of two days before the move-out date. In addition, they need occupants' email addresses so that they team can send the correct detail out to them - preferably a personal email address so they receive the certificate outside of work.
 
*Walkaway Scheme Website

Armed Forces - Free Entry To Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace & Holyrood House




* Armed Forces - Free Entry To Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace & Holyrood House
MOD90/Armed Forces ID card and Defence Discount Service Card holders can visit Windsor Castle with up to four friends or family for FREE. That’s a potential saving of £85.
The Royal Collection ticket booking line have stated that "policy is that the free entry applies to the MOD 90 holder and 4 guests however it is at the discretion of the staff on the day if they do let dependant pass holder and 4 guests in for free".
Be sure to check the Royal Collection website to plan and make the most of your visit.
1. Call ahead of your visit on 0303 123 7300 to check that the castle is open to the public (no advance booking required.
2. Bring your MOD90/Armed Forces ID/DD
S Card with you to get you and up to four friends or family in for FREE.
3. if using DDS card phot ID is required.


* Entries to Buckingham Palace and Holyrood House are only available after 12pm

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Chatsworth House - 2 for 1 entry to the house and garden Armed Forces


Chatsworth House would like to offer a 2 for 1 entry to the house and garden, for all servicemen and women on production of a valid Armed Forces employment ID card. Valid until 31st December 2017.

MOD Stafford Open Day - 2nd September


Friday, 11 August 2017

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Royal British Legion & Age Concern - The Moving On Project Moorfield Community Hall


CALLING ALL EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL!!! Moofield Hall are providing practical and theraputic activites for all ex-service personnel of any age and their dependants... For more info call Jo on 0121 270 3311

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFAs Stepping Stone Homes based in both the North East and the South of England provide short-term supported accommodation, help and advice to female service or ex-serving personnel, the female spouses or partners of serving or ex-serving personnel, and their dependent children.

Support is also provided to women without children or whose children may be living elsewhere temporarily, those seeking accommodation due to welfare needs, and Foreign & Commonwealth cases. The above list is not exhaustive. Each case will be considered individually.

Our homes provide a comfortable, secure and female-only place to stay for as long as it takes the resident to get back on their feet. From our clean and well-maintained communal spaces to private areas for each resident to make their own, we make our houses like home for however long the resident is with us.

The schemes are also registered with local authorities as refuges for those fleeing domestic abuse and, as such, their locations are not to be disclosed to the public. Referrals can be made via the email addresses below:

North - Longside House : longside@ssafa.org.uk South - Gildea House: gildea@ssafa.org.uk Head of Housing: Amanda Deakin on Amanda.d@ssafa.org.uk


The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

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 can be found HERE

Just Julie - Hair & Beauty Specialist

located in same building as DMS Barbers, Heath Avenue