Monday, 15 February 2016

Information for Service Leavers



The latest edition of the Service Leavers’ Guide is available on the .GOV website at this link



Thursday, 11 February 2016

The Homes for Heroes Foundation Launch Parliament

A hundred years ago the Prime Minister David Lloyd George promised soldiers returning from the battlefields of Europe that they would have ‘homes fit for heroes’. This in turn led to the Housing Act of 1919.

Today, many servicemen and women leave the armed forces after years of serving their country in the most dangerous parts of the world – only to face on their return an uphill battle to find a home for themselves and their families. There are several reasons for this: some veterans suffer permanent physical injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder; others are healthy in body and spirit but have sacrificed the opportunity to put down roots, whilst serving abroad.
By the time we reach the centenary of the 1919 Housing Act, we want Britain to have the finest housing package for returning armed forces of any country in the world. We’re working with housebuilders, key military figures, local authorities and financial services to make this a reality.

Who are we?
The Homes for Heroes Foundation is headed by former Minister of State for Housing Grant Shapps MP. During his time in government Grant championed housing needs for former members of our armed forces and promoted plans designed to prevent homelessness.
Joining Grant on the HHF’s advisory panel:
• General Lord Richards, former Chief of the Defence Staff
• Lord Robertson, former Secretary General of NATO
• Jake Berry MP, co-founder of the Foundation, who has 15 years’ legal experience in the housing sector

Friday, 5 February 2016

JSHAO (Joint Service Housing Advice Office)




The contact number for the JSHAO Advice line is:

Mil 94222 7574
Civ 01252 787574

Freephone: 0800 3287641

The JSHAO postal address is:

Joint Service Housing Advice Office
Montgomery House
Hammersley Barracks
Queen’s Avenue
ALDERSHOT
Hampshire
GU11 2JN


Legal Requirement For Dogs To Be Microchipped In England From 6th April 2016


From the 6th of April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old.

For every dog that is currently not microchipped, you will have until 6th of April to get them microchipped and registered on an approved database.

If a keeper of a dog which is not microchipped gets served with a notice requiring them to have the dog chipped, they will have 21 days to do this.

For information about FREE microchipping please visit:

http://www.chipmydog.org.uk/have-your-dog-chipped-for-free/


Changes to the Armed Forces Service Complaints Process

Please click HERE to view/download pamphlet


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Combat Stress 24 Hour Helpline for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families



If you're currently serving, or have served in the UK Armed Forces, you can call our 24-Hour Helpline to talk about mental health. 

If you're a family member or carer worried about a loved one or are suffering yourself, you can use it too: 

0800 138 1619.
http://www.combatstress.org.uk/veterans/24-hour-helpline/?platform=hootsuite

AFF Service to F&C Families

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