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Friday, 20 September 2019

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

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

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

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

Friday, 6 September 2019

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

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