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Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Forces Families NHS Focus Groups


AFF 23rd November 1800-1900hrs

AFF 24th November 1000-1130hrs

Royal Navy families should follow the Naval Families Federation website or Facebook page as no focus group dates have been released yet. To visit the Facebook page, which also links to the website, click HERE

You can also access the NHS survey HERE

RBLI Zoom Art Club - Every Friday 2pm-3pm


RBLI invites you to join their Zoom Art Club! This remote club is an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and share your knowledge with the group.
No special skills or materials required just a pen/pencil and some paper. Enjoy learning new skills and find relaxation in creating something. All ability levels welcome!

To join the club please contact Eni Silveira by emailing eni.silveira@rbli.co.uk or by calling 07977 148 150.

To visit the RBLI's Facebook page, click HERE

What's On At The Pound Arts, Corsham


As well as virtual events there are many events you can now attend in person at The Pound Arts Centre in Corsham, catering for all ages, including drawing workshops for children and teens, photography for adults and interactive family plays.

Upcoming film showings include Military Wives, Parasite, Little Women and 1917.

To find out more online, click HERE

Monday, 19 October 2020

Autumn Holiday Childcare & Activities For 5-12 Year Olds

Parents looking for childcare and activities during the Autumn half term for their 5 – 12-year olds can now find a wealth of opportunities on the Wiltshire Council website.

The resource has been developed to support those families with vulnerable children and children of key workers who may need to organise additional childcare during the holiday.

We asked local providers to send details of their activities including charges, venues and dates to help parents plan how to keep children busy during the Autumn holiday.

We have also asked all providers to ensure they have the necessary protocols and checks in place including procedures that enable them to adhere to the latest government guidance on social distancing. Parents are reminded to always thoroughly research any childcare provision themselves before booking places for their children.

Families are advised to keep up to date with latest government guidance as they plan their half term holidays.

To visit the website, click HERE

Local COVID19 Alert Levels For The Clinically Extremely Vulnerable


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Clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will receive new guidance to help them reduce their risk from COVID-19, tailored to where they live.

The guidance will be tied into the new local COVID alert levels framework, meaning those at the highest risk of serious illness from the virus will receive specific advice depending on the level of risk in their local area, as COVID-19 rates continue to rise.

Wiltshire is in the ‘Medium’ tier so the clinically extremely vulnerable must strictly observe social distancing, meet others outside where possible, limit unnecessary journeys on public transport and work from home where possible, but they can still go to work and children should still attend school. This is on top of restrictions for everyone to only meet in groups of up to 6 people.

If anyone needs help and do not have any family, friends or neighbours who can support them please let us know. Our Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is here to help with deliveries of food and other essentials and loneliness and wellbeing.

You can request this help by calling our helpline on 0300 003 4576 or via email at wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk. The Wellbeing Hub team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

To read more on the Gov.uk website, click HERE

AFF Continued Support For Non UK National Victims Of Domestic Abuse


Thanks to a grant from the Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund, AFF's Foreign & Commonwealth team will continue to offer a bespoke immigration service, across all three services, for F&C spouses and partners who are leaving abusive relationships.

AFF offers visa advice to all F&C families, but this grant enables us to provide additional services for victims of domestic abuse, such as completing immigration forms on their behalf, writing supporting documentation and liaising with support agencies and the Home Office.

Securing these spouses’ and partners’ immigration status is key to ensuring that they can leave abusive relationships and have access to the benefits and support they require.

To read more online, click HERE

Half-Term Halloween Activities On Colerne Camp

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Don't forget there are also virtual activities being hosted by the Army Welfare Service Community Support team. To read more about those activities click HERE

AFF Non UK Nationals Briefing - Online Only - Tuesday 20th October 2pm


Please note that attendance for this event is now online only.

To watch this virtual presentation please click HERE and follow the green link near the bottom of the page.

Alternatively you can find the poster in the Foreign & Commonwealth section of the AFF website.

Latest NHS Armed Forces Briefing


To view this 3-page document in full online, click HERE

If you are unable to view the attachment from a MODnet device please email colernehive@armymail.mod.uk and a copy can be emailed to you

Clocks Go Back This Weekend

Remember to put your clock back by 1 hour on Sunday 25 October (2am)