Friday, 20 October 2017

FISH & SENDIASS - Edition 29 - Thursday 19 October 2017

Spotlight on...
Freedom Activity Support Payment (FASP) 2017/18 Monitoring Form - Parent Carers who were eligible for FASP should have received a Monitoring Form. The form must be completed and returned by 30 November 2017 in order to receive the second FASP instalment for 2017/18. Any forms received after that date will not be processed and consequently you will not receive the second payment.
Once completed please send the monitoring form to the FASP team.
Email: Address: The Children’s Commissioning Team, FS32, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA  

FISH update
The latest edition of the LOOK AHEAD newsletter - October 2017 has been posted out to you. If you have not received a copy through the post and would like one, please contact FISH tel: (01482) 396469 or email can also view the LOOK AHEAD newsletter on the Local Offer website.
Careers Event
For young people with additional needs aged 14 – 25 and their parent carers.
This year’s careers event will focus on the opportunities available for young people when they have left school.
· The event will provide you with a chance to gain information about work experience, employment, further education, activities and many more services available to young people with additional needs after leaving school.
· There will be activities for young people to take part in and enjoy socialising with other young people.
· A chance to meet other parent carers and young people and gather information about services available to your family and how they can support you.
· An opportunity to enjoy a relaxed day with pampering included.
Light refreshments will be provided, including tea, coffee and soft drinks.
Date: Monday 23 October 2017, Time: 1.30pm till 7.00pm, Cost: FREE
Venue: Tickton Grange Hotel, Main Street, Tickton, Beverley, HU17 9SH
Contact: To book, or for more information call FISH (01482) 396469 or email

National Express Coach Service - Military Discounts

Book your travel via the Defence Discount Service

You will need to show your DDS card or MOD 90 when you board the coach.

Ex-Service Personnel Pensions Guide

There are now three Armed Forces pension schemes for members of the Regular Armed Forces and the one which applies to you depends upon your age, length of service and the decisions you have made during your career.

It is important that everyone should have a basic knowledge of their pensions position, the scheme or schemes that apply to them and what that means in terms of the timing and scale of pensions payments they will receive.

Career Transition Partnership has produced a useful guide containing information on pension options for military personnel leaving regular service, as well as the Reserve Forces Pension Scheme (RFPS) for Reservists.

There is also information on Armed Forces Redundancy Schemes and the War Widow's or War Widower's pension.

For further information from the CTP Website -
Click Here

Recruit for Spouses - Live Online 24 Oct

Tuesday, 24th of October 2017 
Private Facebook Forum – Members Only
10:00 – 10:15
Creating your New CV by the New Year
Becky talks you through creating your CV from scratch
Military spouses join free Here.
For full details Click Here
Recruit for Spouses has been created to strengthen the employment opportunities for spouses of British Military members around the world and to encourage employers to commit to hiring military spouses by connecting employers with a talented, global, diverse workforce.

See the latest job vacancies on the website: Here <<< 
and the facebook page by Clicking Here

BFPO Christmas Posting Information

For latest recommended posting dates for BFPO mail Click Here <<<

Details of eligibility for the Christmas Families Free Mail Service (CFFMS), which is an extension of the Enduring Families Free Mail Service (EFFMS) to certain additional locations over the Christmas period, can also be found on this page.
BFPO addresses are eligible to take part in Royal Mail’s Letter to Santa -. For Letter to Santa  Click Here <<<

All letters (UK) must arrive by 8 December to receive a reply from Father Christmas! 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Just 4 Her Magazine : Latest Issue Now Available

The latest issue of Just 4 Her is available,  to view online Click Here <<<.  

A Career with HM Prison Service: Online Live Chat - Thursday 26th October 2017- Noon till 2pm

Drop in and chat to Her Majesty Prison Service recruitment staff

No booking is required; on the day simply go to the
HMPS Page and click on the Live Chat button.

HM Prisons staff are employed to ensure the following mission statement is upheld.

"Her Majesty’s Prison Service serves the public by keeping in custody those committed by the courts.
Our duty is to look after them with humanity and help them lead law-abiding and useful lives in custody and after release."

NOMS is a professional service who is aware of the transferable skills that Forces personnel would bring to the service. Attendees will gain an increased knowledge with regards to being employed as a member of a professional team and service for HMPS. 

How does a live chat work?

There is no need to pre-register. On the day, you simply go to the CTP website and find the HMPS pages.

A chat box will be displayed in the top right hand corner of the HMPS page - click on it and your chat will start.

There is no set time for you to log on - the chat room is open between 12:00 - 14:00.

The chat is not public, so other people will not be able to read the conversation you are having.

What can I talk to them about?
This is about you and your career journey, so you can ask anything which might help you determine whether HM Prison Service could be a future employer.
- Learn about current and future job vacancies
- Discuss any training requirements
- Find out where your skills and experience could fit in

Please note: the panel of hosts are not able to provide feedback on specific job applications or conduct any job interviews.

Latest UK Attraction Offers From Forces Travel

Monday, 16 October 2017

Little Troopers - Ticket Giveaways 

Tickets for Little Troopers

We have lots of exciting tickets to give away so wanted to let you know! Open to all British Armed Forces families but priority will be given to those with a parent currently serving away from home, feel free to forwards these opportunities to any military friends or family within your community.
*Note to schools/nurseries who enter; all children must have a serving British Armed Forces parent and we can not help towards travel*


A brand new play centre including a 'little street' plus dodgems and soft play is opening in Farnborough in Hampshire and they have chosen Little Troopers as their charity of the year! We have 30 tickets to give away for a sneeky play session before the grand opening.

Tuesday 17th October 1000 - 1200hrs
EMAIL US HERE your name, postal address for tickets if you win, serving persons details

BIRMINGHAM - Disney on Ice

We are really lucky to have teamed up with Disney on Ice this year to send over 80 military families to shows across the UK!

Wednesday 18th October 1830hrs
EMAIL US HERE your name, postal address for tickets if you win, serving persons details

SHEFFIELD - Disney on Ice

Wednesday 15th November 1830hrs
EMAIL US HERE your name, postal address for tickets if you win, serving persons details

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Victorian Christmas Market - 19 Nov 2017

Victorian Christmas Market

Fantastic family day out all stallholders dressed in Victorian outfit, over 50 stallholders inside the riding school at Burton Constable Hall free parking free entry dogs welcome

Date & Time: 19 November at 10:00 
Burton Constable Hall
Burton Constable
HU11 4LN
Kingston upon Hull
Tel: 01964 562400

Hull Horror Fest 2017 - 21 Oct

Love Halloween?
Come to Hull Horror Fest!
We have over 60 horror themed stalls, TV/Film guests, the Scooby Doo Van, The Killer Couch, Artists, Authors, Horror Scene Photo Ops, SFX make up demos and more..
Costello Stadium Hull

Venue: Costello Stadium
For ticket information Click Here

Lazaat Wedding Fayre - Oct 15 2017

Everything you need for a perfect wedding
Over 40 exhibitors
Free Entry
Free parking
Goody bag

Monday, 9 October 2017

Nationality Checking Service (NCS) for Citizenship

The Nationality Checking Service is provided by some councils to accept and forward your application for British citizenship to the Home Office. We will ensure that your form is correctly completed, and will copy your documents and return them to you at the end of your appointment. We will ensure that your application is correctly submitted.

Please be aware that it is the applicant's responsibility to check with the Home Office that all documents, and in particular qualifications are acceptable and up to date as the criteria is subject to regular change

Quest  Magazine Oct 2017

October's issue of Quest now available online, to access Click Here

SFA Compensation Scheme - Vouchers 

SFA Compensation Scheme – High Street Vouchers

DIO is pleased to announce that the problems surrounding the issue of High Street Vouchers to successful SFA Compensation Scheme claimants have now been resolved. Claimants are now being sent details of the appropriate codes to allow Vouchers to be redeemed from our supplier’s site.
The Compensation Team is working to clear the backlog of successful claims on a date approved basis; it is expected this will be cleared by mid-November.

We would like to apologise once again for the time taken to resolve this issue. The Compensation Scheme remains open for new claims.

Not  Just  A Wife  Photographic  Exhibition - Rusi London - Oct 2017

RUSI will host a photographic portrait exhibition illustrating the multi-faceted identities of military spouses.not  
Wendy Faux, the photographer, is a professional artist as well as a military wife herself. 
For further information on this exhibition please Click Here

AFF - Autumn Edition Of  Army & You

Pick up a copy at your local HIVE
Frequent mobility, chequered CVs, finding work on overseas postings and flexible work to fit around childcare are all hurdles that many families have to clear when it comes to finding employment. We take a look at how those hurdles can be overcome in this autumn's edition of Army&You.
We also hear from families who have not let their disabilities stop them from finding suitable work and the Army entrepreneurs successfully running their own businesses.  
There are all our regular features and the latest news on AFF's work, some great giveaways and our popular postbag section. If you would like to contribute, get in touch!  

Free Help For Military Spouses Looking For Work


Thursday, 5 October 2017

AWS Events & Timings

Leco Kidz Youth Club Opening Times

Soccer Skills Club
Juniors & Seniors
6pm to 7pm
Soccer Session
Seniors Soccer
7pm to 8pm

Meet Point : Floodlit Astro Pitch

Youth Club
Leco Kidz Juniors
5pm to 7pm
Youth Club
Leco Kidz Seniors
7pm to 9pm

Meeting Point :  Community Centre
Youth Club
Leco Kidz Nippers
3.45pm to 5.35pm

Meeting Point :  Community Centre

Families Trip To Blackpool Saturday 21st November 2017

The Army Welfare Service are looking to provide transport for a day trip to Blackpool, the idea is to meet transport at 9am to travel to Blackpool, then families will have the option to do what they wish whilst in Blackpool may be visit Pleasure Beech, Zoo, Tower, Sea World etc….the trip will end with a leisurely trip down the promenade to view the illuminations before travelling home.

This is a families trip no unaccompanied children, all families must complete a family info/medical information form prior to booking. Contact Richie on 01904 665337 or Email

Military Families Wanted

Sure Start Play Sessions Every Tuesday 1.30pm to 3pm (Free Session)

Leanne & Louise your local Sure Start Workers run a weekly stay and play session in the Community Centre for all children in the Leconfield area Military & Civilian.

The sessions are for all pre-school children, toddlers and babies, each week the sure start team organise lots of fun creative activities in the Community Centre for parents and children to
take part in.

In the current financial climate we have fought hard to keep sure start team on camp so please support this session, if you do not it will have to stop.

No excuses this is a free professionally run session on your doorstep and its great fun what more do you need? So next Tuesday tell your friends and get down to the Community Centre and have a great time with the kids you won’t be disappointed.

(These sessions will continue to run throughout the Easter Holidays)

Coffee Mornings Every Wed 9am to 11am

Who doesn’t like a cup of coffee, biscuit and chat? Especially first thing in the morning just after the kids have gone to school, or if there not school age why not bring them to the Community Centre with you. This session does exactly what it says on the tin, sit down gab a coffee and have a chat with other likeminded individuals.

Don’t Be Shy Give It A Try!

Combat Stress Events For 2017 - 18

Forces Travel Newsletter

Click Here to view the latest newsletter from Forces Travel

Combat Stress Magazine - Autumn 2017

For further information  please access the Combat Stress website by
  Clicking Here <<<

New Defence Discount Service Website

  • Search for local discounts
  • Search By - search by company, category or phrase
  • New Support Features - easier to find the answers you are looking for, see your vault codes and easier to interact with them

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Healthcare For The Armed Forces Community

Healthcare information and support for the UK's 10 million-strong armed forces community, including serving personnel, reservists, families and veterans.

To Find Out More Please Click Here

Scottish Veterans Residence - Vacancies

SVR have vacancies in both our Glasgow & Edinburgh sites
At SVR we can take all veterans from all services including the Merchant Navy and Reservists
They do not need to be Scottish to move here and our only criteria is that they have served one day in the Armed Forces
Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions
Allocations & Void Officer
Scottish Veterans Housing Association
Tel No: 0131 556 0091 ext 230
Mob No: 07469660019

Monday, 2 October 2017

Help to Buy New Homes Show - 4 Nov

Employment Fair: South Coast - Ageas Bowl 5th October

Transition Survey

With a focus on transition out of the Armed Forces, the Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations are working together to garner a wide response from those families who have left in the last two years, or those who plan to leave before September 2019.

Our survey will cover all aspects of your transition journey; from your reasons for leaving to the impact transition has on your family. We’ll also explore your main transition challenges and invite you to tell us your ideas about how transition support can be improved.

Please follow the links below to complete the survey that applies to your situation: