Thursday, 30 June 2016

MOD VETERANS SUPPORT

To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme this week, Defence Business Services has produced a short 30 second film to highlight MOD’s veterans support.

See the film on facebook at  www.facebook.com/modveteransuk or
search facebook for ‘MOD veterans uk’ where the film is pinned to the top.


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

BRITISH ARMY DRUG AND ALCOHOL PRESENTATIONS

Working in partnership with Galahad SMS Ltd (Substance Misuse Solutions)

Free presentations to all Army units

Contact the HIVE for more information

BRITISH MILITARY FITNESS ACADEMY

NATIONWIDE COURSES

  • LONDON
  • BIRMINGHAM
  • MANCHESTER
  • EDINBURGH

EX-REGULAR TO PART-TIME RESERVIST


THE POPPY FACTORY



Friday, 24 June 2016

CARILLIONAMEY - IMPROVING THE WAY WE MANAGE YOUR PATCH

                                                                                         



As part of the improvement plan, CarillionAmey have rolled out a new initiative which we are hoping will assist with better communication. Each Accommodation Officer (AO) is responsible for making regular checks on the Service Family homes and the surrounding communal areas for which they are responsible. They conduct regular inspections looking out for things such as graffiti, fallen trees, and potholes in roads. During their walk-around they also take a look at the exterior of properties, and may often notice things that families miss, such as a leaking drainpipe or blocked guttering and should alert the occupants so that a job can be raised.


Nowadays with so many families where both partners work, sometimes issues are identified when no one is home, and although the AO will raise the job with the Helpdesk, families may only find out about it when an engineer arrives to complete the job. We recognise that may be a concern for some families so CarillionAmey’s new patch management inspection card aims to solve this problem. Once the AO has identified an issue with the exterior of a property, the details will be completed on the card and posted through the letterbox, helping to prevent small repairs becoming bigger ones. 














Here is a reminder of what CarillionAmey are responsible for within your patch:


Monday, 20 June 2016

CHANGES NOTIFIED IN DEFENCE INSTRUCTIONS AND NOTICES (DINS)


CARILLIONAMEY JOBS



CarillionAmey is currently recruitment the job vacancies shown in the attached spreadsheet


All job descriptions can be found on the CarillionAmey website at www.carillionamey.co.uk/careers/vacancies

Thursday, 9 June 2016

ARMED FORCES COVENANT WEBSITE

Armed Forces Covenant Website

In January 2016 the Armed Forces Covenant was re-launched under a new, unified brand.

The new website lays out the support that is available to beneficiaries of the Covenant – current Regular and Reserve Service Personnel, Service families, former Service Personnel – with links to further information on individual Covenant measures on GOV.uk

The new website also contains information for supporters of the Covenant, including businesses, charities, the general public and local authorities, and regular news stories about how the Covenant is helping real people

See the website at this link

CHANGES TO ENHANCED LEARNING CREDIT SCHEMES

Enhanced Learning Credits, Further Education and Higher Education scheme changes
The MOD promotes learning among members of the armed forces and the veterans’ community by providing what are known as Learning Credits, through the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme and Further Education and Higher Education scheme.  Both of these entitle Service personnel and Service leavers to receive financial help with the cost of their learning.
From 1 April 2016 there will be some changes to the schemes to make them more accessible and to enable people to use them to gain personal and professional qualifications in a more flexible way, both while serving and after transition to civilian life.
See more at this link

Thursday, 2 June 2016

SODEXO - MOD CHILDCARE









HIVES, HELP US SPREAD THE WORD…

The MOD’s childcare voucher scheme makes a real difference to thousands of Serving families, saving them up to £1,866 on their childcare costs each year. But there are still thousands of MOD parents who are unaware of the tax and NI they could be saving…
HIVEs are an invaluable source of support for Service personnel and their families. We have created this page to give you access to the latest information and promotional resources, to help you spread the word about childcare vouchers.
Don’t forget, although the government has announced that the current childcare voucher scheme will close to new entrants in August 2015, parents that join the MOD’s scheme now will be able to choose the system that works best for them.

HOW DO I JOIN

Before joining the scheme please check that the scheme is beneficial to you by using the HMRC Calculator
How to join:

ADDRESS DETAILS

Childcare Voucher Scheme
Sodexo Motivation Solutions UK Ltd, Unit 5 Albany Court,
Albany Business Park, Frimley Road, Camberley
GU16 7BR
MOD Freephone: 0800 066 5075
Civil Service Freephone: 0800 085 2875
Please note that all calls will be recorded for training and quality purposes.