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Friday, 27 September 2019

National Recycle Week 2019


In 2018, the nation work up to recycling. This year, we're taking action.

Sustainability is firmly on the national agenda and the public is looking to organisations to help solve major environmental issues. That makes Recycle Week a greater opportunity than ever to change people's recycling behaviours!

The aim of the week is to encourage the public to recycle more, by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home.

To read more online, CLICK HERE

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Healthcare This Autumn


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School Application Deadlines in Wiltshire







































To visit the Wiltshire Council website, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Army Families Concerns Jan-Jun 2019


























In the first half of 2019, AFF dealt with 7, 176 enquiries on everything from housing help to school issues and family life.

You can find out more about the most common issues Army families have been facing this year in the latest families concerns report.

To read the report online, CLICK HERE

The Warrior Programme



The Warrior Programme is a personal development training programme that is made up of an intensive three day course followed by 12 months of structured support.

It is available to ALL members of the serving community and their families (18 years of age and above). The course is fully funded with all training, food and accommodation costs covered, the individuals just need to get to the training centre.

The Warrior Programme is suitable for anyone who is looking to understand more about themselves, let go of limiting beliefs and negative emotions, learn how to recognise their values and set goals as well as improving their communication. This means that anyone who wants to engage in the process is suitable for the programme. It is not suitable for individuals who are in the middle of a crisis, although it can be a great preventative tool or as part of someone’s recovery.

Please note that the Wiltshire courses take place at the Services Cotswold Centre (SCC) which is on the outskirts of Corsham.

SCC is approx. 6 miles from Colerne and approx.
 12 miles from Hullavington.

To visit the Warrior Programme website, CLICK HERE

Monday, 23 September 2019

Lyneham Military Wives Choir






































Are you are a military spouse living in Hullavington or Stanton St Quinton, looking for a local support network?

If so, your nearest Military Wives Choir is in Lyneham, approx. 20 minutes drive away.

You can follow the Lyneham Military Wives Choir on Facebook or to visit the National website, CLICK HERE

Friday, 20 September 2019

RAF Families Federation Needs You


RAF FF need your help as RAF personnel, together with your partners, by completing this five-minute online survey which is aimed at influencing future policy changes on your life in the RAF.

To read more on the RAF FF website, CLICK HERE





Forces Families Jobs - Now LIVE!






































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Army Families Federation (AFF) are excited to launch Forces Families Jobs (FFJ), an exciting new employment and training platform which launched 17th September 2019.

The platform is designed to help Service families in their hunt for work or training. All associated employers have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, which means they have to demonstrate their commitment to supporting Armed Forces Families.

Currently over 140 employers have signed up, including Santander, Amazon UK & Royal Mail.

The Forces Families Jobs site will also be open to family members of Serving Personnel who have left the Armed Forces in the last year, plus bereaved family members for up to two years.

To read more online, CLICK HERE

MOD Referral Scheme - What You Need To Know


The MOD Referral Scheme is coordinated by JSHAO to assist some service leavers to get accommodation via housing associations.

Some housing associations ask JSHAO to nominate personnel as tenants for vacant properties. Being on the MOD Referral Scheme provides an addtional route to secure housing.

To read more online, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

LoveRespect - Everyone Has A Right To Be Safe & Happy



Women's Aid have launched a new #LoveRespect website to support teenage girls at risk of relationship abuse and to challenge myths surrounding the nature of coercive control.

The new website, which features a relationship health check, survivor stories, practical advice & an email support service, is designed to reach teenage girls who may not realise they are experiencing relationship abuse, and are less likely than older women to call a helpline.

To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Cruse Bereavement Care - Signposting Pack


























To read this document online, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Colerne Camp Thrift Shop


Due to an increased number of volunteers, the thrift shop on Colerne camp is re-opening at the following times:

Thursdays 0900-1030hrs

Fridays 1230-1400hrs

Please note that these timings are subject to change but are also term-time only. If you are on Facebook, please join the "Colerne Military Spouses" page for updates





The Open Blue Bus Is Coming To Rudloe





































Please note that the bus will be parked next to the old Community Centre near to the playground, large field and Primary school (not on the military patch)

To find out more, CLICK HERE

Lyneham Youth Club - Ages 13-19 - Friday's 1830-2030


Protect Your Bike From Theft


To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Monday, 16 September 2019

Armed Forces Pension Calculator


This guide has been provided to assist members of the armed forces in how to use and understand the Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS) Calculator.

To read the guide online, CLICK HERE

New Challenge, New Beginnings


CLICK HERE to read the on-line version

NHS Services - Choose Well


Friday, 13 September 2019

Get Safe Online - Deployment Safety Advice





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Although the above guide was created for the Royal Air Force, much of the advice given covers all military deployments.

To visit the Get Safe Online website, CLICK HERE

"Being A Parent" Courses - Coming Soon To Chippenham, Calne & Royal Wootton Basset


Army & You Autumn Edition OUT NOW!


AFF's Army & You magazine has turned it's focus to employment this autumn. Their main feature shares details of the new Forces Families Jobs website, which launches 17th September and will enable service families to apply for work with confidence, knowing every employer on the site has signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

There's lots of other features too including further employment advice, a showcase of the resources available to support military children and loads more.

Pick up your free copy from Colerne HIVE or to read the latest edition online, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Easy Resettlement Magazine - Autumn Issue Online Now


To read this issue online, CLICK HERE

How To Get The Most Out Of Military Networking Events



Pathfinder editor, Mal Robinson, adds his top tips on how to approach a forces networking event such as the Pathfinder Armed Forces & Veterans Resettlement Expo being held in Nottingham on October 3, including links to every confirmed exhibitor so far.

To read this article online, CLICK HERE

Corsham & Colerne Military Wives Choir



Friday, 6 September 2019

Shine Childrens Group & Family Services At St John's Parish Church, Colerne


Service Families Accommodation Notice - Check Your Heating & Boiler Works


As we are approaching autumn/winter and colder weather sets in, you need to ensure the heating in your home is in good working order.
Please check that your boiler is working.

Is it firing up properly?

Are the radiators heating up?

 If have an issue, please call the Helpdesk on 0800 707 6000 (option 1) to log a repair.

For further guidance or to raise a non- urgent repair on line please CLICK HERE

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Bath Half Marathon 2020 - Blind Veterans UK Seeking Runners


Skills For Life - Air Born - Classes In Box


The Ripple Pond





The Ripple Pond was set up by two mothers of seriously wounded servicemen who recognised that no similar service existed purely for adult family members, and who found strength and comfort by sharing and supporting each other through such a unique challenge.

Many members are facing similar situations and The Ripple Pond gives them a safe space, both physically and mentally, to deal with them, via group meetings, a private Facebook page or 'buddies'.
Whether your loved one is currently serving full time, as a reservist, a veteran, or whether they have been officially diagnosed or not The Ripple Pond will show you a warm welcome and support you through your challenges.

To visit the website, CLICK HERE

Monday, 2 September 2019