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Friday, 8 December 2017

Service Leavers Guide

This booklet has been produced to provide help and advice on a range of topics as you plan for your transition to civilian life. It aims to give useful information on the sort of help you can  get, who can provide it and the action you need to take.



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Pupil information profile for Military Service Children

The Pupil information profile (PIP) form is a transfer document which is consistent for all pupils in any school setting to support specific aspects of a pupil’s background and learning.
It contains core information that supports a young person’s future learning as s/he moves to a new school. It also signposts the receiving school to any further additional, significant information about the young person. 


It contains information that supports a young person’s future learning and parents are encouraged to bring this to the attention of their child’s school about using it as a helpful tool, when the child is about to move to another school. It is intended to support continuous learning by identifying the pupil’s current and future learning needs.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

New AFF Co-ordinator at Marchwood


Hampshire Co-ordinator - Hazel Dobson. 

T: 0752 749 2803 E: hampshire@aff.org.uk

Covering the whole of Hampshire (excluding Aldershot) including Andover, Bordon, Gosport, Marchwood, Middle Wallop, Odiham, Thorney Island, Worthy Down




Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Local Employment Links New Forest & Southampton



Southampton Daily EchoVisit

New Forest Council: Visit

Southampton City CouncilVisit

Civil Service Jobs: Visit

Job vacancies Southampton:



Southampton University: VISIT

Hampshire County Council Jobs


Search your local area for employment by clicking HERE

Defence Discount Service- Wightlink




Wightlink is now offering 15-25% discounts when travelling to the Isle of Wight with a Defence Privilege Card.  Register for a card HERE.

Wightlink is the main link between the mainland and the Isle of Wight. Every year, we carry over 4.5 million passengers, making us one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators. We provide Island residents with an easy and frequent service to the mainland, as well as giving millions of holidaymakers a taste of Island life.

We operate three convenient routes and over 45,000 crossings a year. Crossings take approximately 22 minutes by foot passenger catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head and from 40 minutes by car ferry on our Lymington to Yarmouth and Portsmouth to Fishbourne routes.


Now taking bookings for 2018.



Civil Service job search


Find jobs in the Civil Service and central government organisations
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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Army Welfare Service - HIVE Information Support For Military Personnel And Families





Don't Forget.......Your HIVE can help you by finding answers to questions about many aspects of living within a military community and has useful information to help with relocating including how to apply for Service Families Accommodation, Schools, Finding Doctors and Dentists and much more. In addition, your HIVE always has up to date information about your military community and the local area. 

You can also let your HIVE Information Support Officer know of any concerns or issues you may experience and they can report relevant concerns on your behalf.

Marchwood: 02380 862172 
Email: marchwoodhive@armymail.mod.uk

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Veterans' Housing Advice



COBSEO: The Confederation of Services Charities

Cobseo, as the Confederation of Service Charities, provides a single point of contact for interaction with Government, including local government and the Devolved Administrations; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community. This allows Cobseo members to interact with all interested parties and especially to cooperate and collaborate with others in order to provide the best possible level of support to our beneficiaries.
Find out more.....CLICK HERE

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Recruit for Spouses




Mission
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: http://www.recruitforspouses.co.uk/ 
and the facebook page: Facebook

Events in October 2017


Tuesday, 24th of October 2017 
FACEBOOK LIVE
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.

Wednesday, 25th of October 2017
09:00 -12:00 | Triton House, Churchill Square, Helensburgh
Pop in and meet your Helensburgh Representative, Lisa Grievson.
Lisa will be available to chat to you about registering with us to enable you to access the range of free services we offer.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Contacting CarillionAmey








You can contact the customer service teams in a number of ways:


Housing Repairs (Housing team)
  • Webchat (click the message icon from the bottom right hand corner of the page)
  • Facebook Messenger (send a private message to the team to start a chat)
  • Twitter message (send a private message to the team to start a chat)
  • Text message: 07860063406 (send a text to start a chat)
  • Telephone: 0800 707 6000 (option 1)
  • Email: NHPHelpdesk@carillionamey.co.uk

For all other enquiries Establishment Repairs (Regional Prime team), Housing Repairs (Housing team),  Allocations (Occupancy Services team), Complaints (Frontline Complaints team), General contact information use the following link: Contact Us

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION PUB QUIZ


Hold a pub quiz for The Royal British Legion and help raise money for the Armed Forces community.


Monday, 11 September 2017

Carillionamey: Language Line


Did you know that Carillionamey have a Language Line?

They subscribe to a service called Language Line, which allows them to create a three way call with a customer who isn’t fluent in our language and may require an interpreter.
 Read more: Carillionamey

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Moving homes? Redirect your mail to help protect against identity fraud

Why redirect your mail?

All fraudsters need to piece together your ID is a few pieces of mail sent to an old address. The Redirection service is the simple and convenient way to ensure your mail moves home with you, and it’s also an easy way for you to be protected too.
Action Fraud recommends redirecting your mail for at least a year, to significantly reduce the risk of identity fraud.

How it works

  • Redirection forwards all the mail sent to your old place to your new home
  • It can cost as little as £5.25 a month* to redirect your mail
  • You can redirect your mail for 3, 6 or 12 months
  • Already moved? No problem. Tell us now to make sure your mail follows you to your new address

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

MOD Childcare Vouchers

Childcare vouchers are a government initiative designed to help working parents pay for childcare. You can convert part of your salary into vouchers before your usual tax and NI contributions are taken. This means that you only have to pay the tax and NI on what’s left, saving you up to £933 per year.
What’s even better is that both parents can take advantage of the scheme, so you could make a joint saving of up to £1,866 per family! Read the full details....


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Changes To Childcare Vouchers




Are you prepared for the changes to Childcare Vouchers? In early 2017, the Government is planning to start rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, a new initiative for working parents which will soon replace the current Childcare Voucher Scheme.

If you sign up for Childcare Vouchers before April 2018 you can remain on the scheme, and will be able to choose which is more cost-effective for you and your family.
If you are not currently taking Childcare Vouchers, you should consider joining now to have the choice later when the changes occur. Click Here for more information

Help paying for childcare....



The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs. 
Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.


RBL: Pedal to Paris Challenge


Whether you cycle in the gym, to work or ride off-road; cycle 460km ‘from London to Paris’ in your own time over the month of September.
It’s free to take part, and the minimum sponsorship is just £50.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Blackfield Primary School Parents Information

Use the following links to find out more.....

Fawley Infant School Information & News Letters





Hampshire School Term Dates 2017-18


Determined programme of school term and holiday dates for county and controlled schools in Hampshire, for the academic year 2017-18 HERE


If you require a printed copy ASK HIVE

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Welfare Communications Everywhere



Welfare Communications Everywhere, or WelComE, provides all UK service personnel deployed on ‘welfare-entitled’ deployments and exercises with publically funded calls, voicemail and internet access.
For any questions regarding the WelComE service, please contact the WelComE Customer Contact Centre (WCCC) for more information (open from Monday - Friday 06:00 to 22:00 (UK)) by emailing customer.support@mywelcome.co.uk




Thursday, 10 August 2017

Enhanced learning credits



The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. 

The scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), a Level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider.

Southampton & Marchwood Service Community Guide


Available from HIVE or Read online

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017

Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers


Watch this video of cadets in action – 
it will give you a great overview of the kinds of exciting 
activities you could be helping out with.

Interested?