Wednesday, 16 December 2015

General Healthcare

Minor Injuries Unit
East Riding Community Hospital
Swinemoor Lane
Beverley
HU17 0FA
Tel: 01482 886600

Alfred Bean Hospital
Bridlington Road
Driffield
YO25 5JR 
Tel. 01377 208733

Hornsea Cottage Hospital
Eastgate
Tel. 01964 533146

 Withernsea Community Hospital
Queen Street
Tel. 01964 614666

Accident and Emergency Unit
Hull Royal Infirmary,  Anlaby Road, Hull Tel: 01482 328541
 A 24hr NHS advice line is available by dialling                                                                        (Available for NHS/out of hours & Dental emergency service) contact 111


                                                                                                       

Friday, 11 December 2015

Keeping families safe on social media














It's always a good idea to keep yourself safe on social 
media so here's some good help and advice to make
sure your privacy settings are set correctly.

Perhaps a quick safety check idea for all the family,

after dinner.
You can never be too careful:
Social networking sites are great for keeping in touch

with family and friends, and letting the world know 
what you’re up to. The  ‘Online engagement guidelines
make it clear that we encourage the safe and responsible
use of social networking sites.

This page contains guidance on how to stay safe and to

think about what you post online. Remember, that there 
may be those who use such sites for unsavoury reasons.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

150 Regt RLC Band

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Hull Armed Forces Money Advice Project


Challenge Forces Advice to Save You Money on Military Insurances

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For further information about Forces Advice visit: 
www.forcesadvice.com

Please note:
Forces Advice are members of SIIAP. 
SIIAP members provide specialist insurance and

 financial advice to members of HM Forces
By purchasing an insurance or financial product 

from a SIIAP member, customers have the peace 
of mind that they are dealing with a competent
 organisation who has made all the necessary 
arrangements to look after their interests - 
whether they are based in the UK or anywhere
else in the world.                                                                  
For further information about SIIAP and details 

of there other members visit:
        http://siiap.org/

Service Leavers - Guide On Transition To Civilian Life


CTP Future Horizons offers invaluable support to Early Service Leavers across all services. Whatever your reasons for leaving, we’re here to help you into civilian life.

Combat Stress:Support for the Military Community


There is often a large delay between Veterans leaving the military and seeking our help. In 1994 the average delay seeking help for Service-related mental health conditions was 24 years. By 2014 this had reduced to 12 years.

Through our work, and that of the military chain of command and other mental health charities, we are breaking down the stigma around mental illness, leading to more Veterans feeling able to come forward. 

For 96 years we have been here for the military community and we will be for decades to come. If you or a member of your family served in the UK Armed Forces and need to talk about mental health, please call our 24-hour Helpline on 0800 138 1619.

Employment Opportunities for Service Spouses

As part of the New Employment Model (NEM) the MOD has teamed 

up with a number of separate organisations to address barriers to 
employment for spouses of those serving in the Armed Forces.

The Partner Employment Programme (PEP) provides a range of

 opportunities to spouses and civil partners including job 
readiness and self-employment support, career consultation 
and training grants. PEP comprises three elements: the 
Spouse Employment Support (SES) trial, Royal British 
Legion Industries (RBLI) LifeWorks Families and the 
Business Start-Up Programme.

The SES trial is being held between October 2015 and 

October 2017. It aims to provide tailored employment 
and employability support. Trials are being run in
 Cyprus and across selected UK locations and the trial 
is open to eligible spouses of Regular service personnel
 and FTRS Full Commitment, but places are limited. 
JSP 534, Section 10 specifies the policy guidance for 
the SES trial including details on eligibility, support 
provided, funding, taxation, governance and 
administration and an extract of the policy is 
available at this link.

Reading Force - Free for all Service Families

Reading Forces Latest News

Please click on this link for access to the latest Reading Force Newsletter


Reading Forces Newsletter

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Little Troopers Network: Recruiting Volunteer Champions

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Do you want to join our Little Trooper Network as a Champion? Find out more here:           http://www.littletroopers.net/little-troopers-network/

Monday, 23 November 2015

Supporting Health & Wellbeing Of Military Families



















This week Public Health England launched professional guidance
aimed at health visitors and school nurses in identification and support
for military children and young people.

The guidance offers clarity on the key public health issues and unique
situations this group may be exposed to and how public health nurses
can support as part of the universal offer.


Although aimed at health visitors and school nurses, the pathway 
will be of interest to others working with military families including
early years, schools, primary and secondary care. You can download
the guidance here:

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Big White Wall-Support for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families

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For further information, visit their website:

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Service Families Section of RBL CivvyStreet Website

Please note: There is a  Service 
Families section of the 
CivvyStreet website.

The Royal British Legion's 
CivvyStreet service recognises
 that having a family member
 in the Armed Forces can present 
unique civilian employment 
hurdles for the rest of the family. With that in mind, we have developed 
a new section on the website to highlight the services we offer to the 
partners/spouses and working age dependents of anyone who is 
serving or has served in the British Armed Forces.

WHAT CAN THEY BENEFIT FROM?

Partners/spouses and working age dependents have access 
to all of the employment services on the CivvyStreet site, which include:
  • CivvyStreet Jobs
  • 150+ free learndirect training courses
  • CivvyStreet Careers Advice service
  • CivvyStreet Funding Advice service
  • Employment Support Grant funding
  • CivvyStreet online CV builder
  • CivvyStreet Virtual Careers Fairs
  • Access to entire CivvyStreet knowledge base

HOW TO REGISTER?

Partners, spouses and working age dependents can 
register with CivvyStreet by clicking here. 
Please note, they will need their family member's Service number.

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

When families experience incidents at home while loved ones are
serving overseas it is very important that everyone is aware of the
process in place that can facilitate their immediate return home.


This short Families Brief is to explain the role the Joint Casualty
and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) undertakes 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year to help families when incidents
occur involving Service Personnel or someone at home.


For further information contact:
Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
Tel: 01452 519951  Email: dbs-jcccgroupmailbox@mod.uk

Monday, 2 November 2015

Tax Free Childcare to Replace Childcare Vouchers

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Tax free childcare is due to replace the existing childcare 
voucher scheme in 2017. Time is running out. Parents 
who take childcare vouchers now will have the choice 
between the two schemes when tax free childcare comes
in to effect. Decide now on what scheme and start saving.


For more information on the changes to childcare vouchers 
and how you could be affected, visit   www.tax-free-childcare.info
  or contact customercare.br.uk@sodexo.com or call 0800 3287411

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Change of Procedure for BFG Good Conduct Certificate on Returning to the UK

Individuals returning to the UK from BFG, and looking for employment 
or volunteer opportunities working with children or vulnerable adults
 may be asked by prospective employers to provide a “Good Conduct 
Certificate” for the period covering their stay in Germany. This is also
 likely to happen if you are applying for a further/higher education
 course or to join the Armed Forces. If there’s a possibility that you
 may fall into any of these categories you should read on.

Previously the HQ BFG Employment Disclosure Office (EDO) was 

able to produce a Good Conduct Certificate, however the process 
was quite protracted and it could take several months to conduct
 the necessary checks with the relevant authorities. A service was
 also provided by the Criminal and Traffic Offences Branch. These
 services are now being withdrawn and applications to the EDO 
on a BFG form 33G will no longer be accepted from Friday 18th
 September onwards.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Have You Downloaded 'MOD ICE' The JCCC App?

 























Does your family know who to contact in the Military
if you are faced with an emergency at home? 

Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate
Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the
most common types of family emergency and how JCCC 
can help. 

Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, 
download and follow key messages. 

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Employment Support - Recruit for Spouses

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Friday, 16 October 2015

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Thursday, 1 October 2015

New Changes to Consumer Rights from 1 October








Consumer law is changing on 1 October 2015, as the
Consumer Rights Act comes into force. The changes will cover:
  • what should happen when goods are faulty
  • unfair terms in a contract
  • what happens when a business is acting in a way 
which isn’t competitive
  • written notice for routine inspections to be given
 by public enforcers, such as Trading Standards
  • greater flexibility for public enforcers to respond 
to breaches of consumer law, such as seeking redress for
consumers who have suffered harm
As well as these changes there are 2 new areas of law covering:
  • what should happen when digital content (eg. online 
films, games, e-books) is faulty - the act now gives 
consumers a clear right to repair or replacement
  • how services should match up to what has been
 agreed, and what should happen when they do not or 
when they are not provided with reasonable care and skill
(eg giving some money back if it is not practical to bring
the service into line with what was agreed)
Because of the act, the law will be clearer and easier to
understand, meaning that consumers can buy and 
businesses can sell to them with confidence. On the rare
occasions when problems arise, they will be able to sort
out disputes more quickly and cheaply. The changes are 
relevant to all consumers and every business which sells
 directly to consumers.

Information extracted from Gov.uk  An explanation 
of the changes is also available via this article on  
MoneySavingExpert.com 

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Care (JCCC)

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

When families experience incidents at home while loved ones are
serving overseas it is very important that everyone is aware of the
process in place that can facilitate their immediate return home.

This short Families Brief is to explain the role the Joint Casualty
and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) undertakes 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year to help families when incidents
occur involving Service Personnel or someone at home.


For further information contact:
Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
Tel: 01452 519951