Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Cart Shed - Days In The Woods in Herefordshire

Our website is continuously improving - at least we hope you think it is easier and easier to navigate through it and to find information about The Cart Shed and what services we provide. Please let us know your thoughts.
 We now have a new downloadable / printable course timetable which you can see here: http://www.thecartshed.co.uk/courses/the_cart_shed_courses

A registered charity that uses the natural environment to improve health and well-being.
THECARTSHED.CO.UK

WISH (Wellbeing Information and Signposting for Herefordshire) Website

WISH can help you find the information you need to help your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, such as Care and support for adults and children; Directory of Services; Community activities across the county. Contact WISH online, by telephone, or face-to-face Email – info@WISHerefordshire.org Tel: 01432 383880 Visit the regular and ad-hoc WISH pop-ups, or the Hereford WISH office at 9, St Peter's Street, Hereford, HR1 2LE For details of the pop-ups & office opening times, please phone or email WISH or visit the website:www.WISHerefordshire.org

Mobile Phones and Driving - Change to Penalties


Drivers are being warned not to use their mobile phones at the wheel ahead of a new law coming into force which will double the penalties for the offence.
From March 2017 the Fixed Penalty Notice for using a handheld mobile phone while driving will increase to £200 and 6 points

MoneyForce 4th Birthday!!




                                                           http://www.moneyforce.org.uk/

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

You Ask We Answer


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. 

SERVICE TO CIVVY - ARE YOU PENSION READY?


MOD’s Veterans UK organisation, part of Defence Business Services (DBS), has launched a campaign to encourage Service Personnel, Veterans and their families to get ‘Pension Ready’.

The campaign aims to promote the Armed Forces Pension Schemes, which are administered by Veterans UK, and motivate the Armed Forces Community to start thinking about their Pension throughout their Service career and not just as they are reaching the end of it.

Veterans UK provide several tools for Serving Personnel including; a yearly Pension Benefit Information Statement (BIS), one free Pension Forecast per year and the online Armed Forces Pension Scheme Calculator. Our Armed Forces are also encouraged to keep their Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) record up-to-date so when it’s time to apply for their Pension there will be no delays.

It’s also vital for the Veteran’s community to let Veterans UK know about any change of circumstances after they’ve left Service and to remember to apply for their Pension at the right time. Our former Armed Forces personnel deserve the Pension they are entitled to and at present our veterans are failing to claim £320M in Pensions they have built up during their Service.


‘You’ve earned it – you apply for it – we’ll pay it!’


Whether they are a new recruit, or a Serviceman or woman starting to think about the road ahead to Civvy Street, or a Veteran with a Preserved Pension, it’s never too early for them to start thinking about their pension.

Click HERE to read the latest newsletter

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Big White Wall - Peaceful Mind


Longleat Safari Adventure Park - Armed Forces Save over 30% when you purchase an All in One Day Ticket



Purchase a Longleat All In One Day Ticket online and receive over a 30% discount on standard prices. Available for members of the Army, Navy and RAF. Employees must present a valid company ID card on arrival to validate this offer.
Terms and conditions apply
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Information to support Service Pupils moving between Schools



To view/download this Brochure please click HERE

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


Our free 24-hr Helpline is here for veterans and serving military personnel, and their families.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Service Life Insurance

You can protect the future of your family from today until 2042 at a fixed price FOR THE WHOLE TERM. Perfect for safeguarding your mortgage and with a Government guarantee of payment for operational casualties.

Service Life Insurance 365 was designed and introduced by MOD in 2007 to provide a robust, trustworthy solution for enduring Military Life Cover – when purely commercial operators declined to provide cover for Service Personnel facing the threat from war, weapons of mass destruction or terrorism.


Exclusively available online, you can either pay your premium by Direct Debit from your bank – ideal if you intend to retain SLI365 as a civilian (through to age 65 if you wish) or through your pay account with Joint Personnel Administration ‘JPA’.

SLI365 can provide up to £200,000 lump sum benefit in the event of death or terminal illness - covering all peacetime risks such as traffic accidents and illness. Most importantly, because SLI365 is available under a contract with MoD, it guarantees protection for up to 25 years for any unforeseen operational risk.

A summary of the benefits include:
* Cover on and off duty, 365 days a year
* Up to £200,000 lump sum benefit on death or diagnosis of terminal illness – covering all peacetime risks
* Quick application progress - acceptance a certainty – (18-45 year olds)
* No medical required
* Fixed premium
For every policy taken out we make a donation to tri-service charity, The Not Forgotten Association (nfassociation.org) to support the great work they do in providing help for serving injured and veterans.

So, have a look at a brochure available now from most local HIVEs or visit www.sli365.com where you can get a quote for your chosen term (anything between 5 and 25 years) and chosen benefit amount. If you would like more information, please visit our website www.sli365.com – or drop an email to sliteam@sli365.com to request a unit briefing from our ex-military manager.
Coming soon: tips on writing your life insurance policy in trust . . . www.sli365.com




Please Click On Image To Enlarge

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Cessation of E-Bluey Service on 31st March 2017

The Ministry of Defence has announced that the e-bluey service will be ending on 31 March 2017. 
The British Forces Post Office (BFPO) would like to reassure all concerned that the BFPO remains fully committed to ensuring that those deployed on operations are able to keep in touch with their families and friends. 
It is regrettable that SuperLetter, the company that provide the e-bluey service, announced the cessation of the e-bluey before the BFPO could launch its own communications to inform our valued customers. 
Please be assured that we understand and take their concerns seriously, and that the importance of the services provided by the BFPO is recognised and embedded within the Armed Forces Covenant, as well as the Terms and Conditions of Service of military personnel.
Since the draw down from Afghanistan in 2014, and the continued growth of Wi-Fi and mobile data-based technologies, the e-bluey has become much less popular as a way for Service personnel to stay in touch. 
Usage has fallen by 97%, with numbers declining significantly from 100,000 in 2007 to under 3,000 per month in December 2016. As a result of this rapid decline in usage, and changes in the way people are staying in touch with each other, the decision has been made to terminate the e-bluey service. 
The MoD has decided to reinvest all of the funds used for the e-bluey service into further improvement of deployed welfare packages. The rationale behind this is that, while the e-bluey service is only used by a small number of people, a reinvestment of funds can provide improvements in Wi-Fi- based services that can benefit, and are more relevant to, a larger number of Service personnel, their families and friends. 
Our parcel and letter services will remain unaffected by the end of the e-bluey.

Army Reserve Challenge Weekends 2017


Service personnel want greater choice on where they get to live - FAM Survey Headlines


Service personnel want greater choice in deciding where they live, according to a survey on what the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) for the Armed Forces should look like. 

Details of the FAM Survey can be seen HERE and further information on the FAM model can be found HERE

Life changing Outward Bound Summer Adventures


Click HERE for more information