Thursday, 26 May 2016

SSAFA Office - At DST

There is a SSAFA office within  DST 

33 Lissette Close
HU17 7LF

Tel: 01964 552837
The Office is open: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am – 12.30
For further information about SSAFA visit:

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

DST Spartans FC


Guidance - Armed Forces Access to Jobcentre Plus Services & Armed Forces Champions

Army V Navy 2017


Useful Financial Services & Help To Owning Your Own Home

JSHAO - Joint service housing advice office

The JSHAO is the MOD’s tri-service focal point to provide service personnel and their dependants with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those during resettlement to assist with the transition to civilian life. 

Monday, 23 May 2016

BFRS Engineering & Construction Careers Event London 23rd June

Inspiring Women to get on their Bike

Sky Ride - Hull

Carillion Amey - Handheld Devices

Handhelds at the ready!

CarillionAmey understands that the delays getting faults seen to in a timely manner is one of the biggest issues raised by families. So we’ve rolled out over a thousand handheld devices across the business, each one having been upgraded with new software, that provides the vital data needed to spot your problem and identify the tasks to be done and the specialists needed to resolve it. All in all, the result should be a much smoother experience for families from when they make their initial call into our helpdesk.
Of course no technology is useful if people don’t understand how to use it. So our training teams have delivered an intense training package to operatives (our problem fixers), equipping them with the skills to interpret the data coming from the devices and to make quick, accurate decisions about what action to take. On top of that, we have identified 140 people in the business to act as Super Users, highly trained individuals located in all areas of the business who are able to share their expertise about the technology and deal with issues quickly.

We’re still in the early days and customers will gradually start to see the benefits over the coming weeks and months including reduced waiting times, fewer missed appointments and the right tradesperson sorting out families issues quickly and efficiently. 

Ride Social - Hull

Friday, 20 May 2016

Bus Service 121

Bus line up Andrew RichardsonThe Service 121 summer timetable begins on Sunday 29 May.
Some journey times alter very slightly, to help buses keep to side in the busy summer seaside traffic.
You can pick up paper copies of the new Summer 121 leaflet at Hull Travel Centre, Beverley Tourist Information Centre, Beverley Bus Station, Bridlington Tourist Information Centre, Bridlington Town Hall, Reighton Sands Holiday Village, The Bay Holiday Village, Primrose Valley Holiday Village, Filey Library, Filey Travel, Lebberston campsite, Cayton Village caravan park, Cayton Bay Holiday Village, Brown's Caravan Park, Scarborough Travel Centre in the Rail Station and Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre, or ring BusLine for a copy: 01482 59 29 29.
Extract from

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Career Transition Partnership

Resettlement support continues
Resettlement support does not end 
when you leave the Armed Forces.
You can seek help if eligible from your 
Regional Resettlement Centre for up to
 two years after your discharge date.

Career advice and guidance - If you
 attended a Career Transition Workshop
 or worked with a CTP Career Consultant
 on a one-to-one basis prior to leaving, 
you’re eligible for advice and information 
from your Career Consultant for up to two 
years post-discharge.

You can contact them by phone, email, or in person, whether it’s to discuss a job
application, get feedback on your CV, or simply review your career direction.
You may also be able to attend CTP Employment Fairs or seminars, interview 
techniques workshops or other events, depending on availability of places.

If you didn’t access resettlement services prior to leaving, you may still be 
eligible for job finding assistance. To check your eligibility and find out more,
contact your nearest Regional Resettlement Centre.

Please visit this link for further details.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Quest Latest Issue

To read this issue on line just click the image

The Warrior Programme-for Veterans-6 to 18 August 2016

More information on the Warrior Programme is available using this link

Keeping Families & Personnel Safe On Social Media

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 guidelinesmake 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.
Be extra careful if you have identified yourself as being a member of the military or an MOD civilian.

There is a short guide to appropriate social media behaviour for defence personnel.
You can also download the Personal security online (PDF, 1.55MB, 11 pages) file which contains some more detailed guidance.

There are video clips and lots more information on the GOV.UK website.
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Civilians And Armed Forces - Help To Owning Your Own Home

There are a wide range of government schemes that make home-buying more affordable. The below website suggests specific products that would suit an applicant’s circumstances based on the response to relevant questions and includes a specific option for the Armed Forces 

By answering a few simple questions such as private, council, home owner or none of these, to declaring your salary, whether you have ever owned your own home, or are currently serving in the Armed Forces – the tool filters the information you have provided and offers various schemes from Forces Help to Buy, to the Self Build portal.  

The website also has links to the Monday Advice Service, which is a free, impartial service set up by the government.
Information sourced from 

Monday, 9 May 2016

Victory Services Club - London

The VSC has launched a new website - see more at this link

A Prestigious Military Members Club in the heart of London.

We offer accommodation, dining and respite for members of the Armed Forces. We also host corporate events and weddings for non-members.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Armed Forces Covenant Website

The new Armed Forces Covenant website enables all those who benefit from the Covenant, and those that can support it, to find the information they need in plain English and online. 
Serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and their families can access support from the Armed Forces Covenant via the new website. It is a central point of information about the Covenant, and uses real life examples to show what the Covenant does and the practical support available.
It is also much easier for businesses, local authorities and community organisations to find out how, and why, they can sign the Armed Forces Covenant. As signatories, they make a pledge of support that could be providing products and services tailored to service life, to be a Forces-friendly employer of reservists, service leavers and military spouses, or both.