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Make sure the company has SIIAP (Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel: http://siiap.org/ ) accreditation and that they are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) https://www.fca.org.uk/ together with the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority, replaced the Financial Services Authority in 2013 and between them now regulate the financial services industry in the UK.
Little Troopers have released a collection of real-life photos that capture the highs and lows of life as a British Armed Forces family, as seen through the eyes of our military children.
Submitted by families from across the three services, the images will make up the Little Troopers 2020 Military Moments calendar.
The calendar is available to pre-order now and costs £7.50, with all proceeds helping Little Troopers to continue providing fundamental resources and initiatives to support military children such as their Treasures Storytime app and their Separation Pack.
Colerne families may recognise the November entry as Verity Yarker, whose Mum Tara took the picture in the village at last year's wreath laying ceremony.
Make sure you and your family are safe in an emergency such as fire, water leaks, gas.
If there is a fire in your home:
Make sure everyone leaves the property straight away and gathers a safe distance from the building
if it’s safe to do so, close internal doors on your way out. This will help slow the progress of fire and spread of smoke
Don’t attempt to put out the fire yourself, unless you can do so quickly and safely
Dial 999 as soon as possible, and if your accommodation is behind the wire, please follow local station orders
Once the emergency services have been informed, and you and your family are safe, call our Customer Service Centre on 0800 707 6000. The team will provide you and your family with advice and support and, if necessary, find you alternative accommodation.
Fancy helping other families in your local area by giving them the heads up with the best local days out for everyone to enjoy? Well, why not apply to be in the Families Squad!
By becoming part of our Families Squad, you will become the eyes and ears of your local area. You'll be asked to take part on amazing fun-filled missions around your area to get the latest scoop and pass it on to other mums and dads.
You'll also receive a top secret monthly gift just for taking part, only for you to enjoy! There are also opportunities to win FREE family tickets for days out and testing new products.
You'll also be part of a tight-knit community, where you can meet other parents and discover more about your local area!
Members of the Army, Navy & RAF, as well as Veterans, dependant families and bereaved familes with official ID cards will receive special discounted prices on the Adult & Child Explorer Tickets when booked online.
Military personnel and qualifying guests must present an official ID card on arrival to validate this offer (MOD and DDS cards accepted)
Moneyforce is the home of money advice for UK Service families. A joint iniative between Standard Life Charitable Trust, The Royal British Legion and the Ministry Of Defence, the Moneyforce website aims to assist all Service personnel, their partner, families and dependants to be better equipped to manage their money and financial affairs.
You never know what life is going to throw at you and Moneyforce can support you with advice on subjects including:
-Managing your money
-Moving into Service Family Accommodation
-Childcare costs and parental leave
-Being posted abroad when you have a family
To visit the 'Life and Family' section of the website,
Wiltshire Council have launched a new campaign to encourage residents to report fly-tippers.
If you spot someone fly-tipping in Wiltshire, report the offender to the Council, and as a reward you'll get a gift voucher of up to £200 following the payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice or a successful prosecution.
To visit the website, where you can also report fly-tippers, CLICK HERE
Just About Coping is an exploratory podcast looking at the future of mental health and wellbeing. Simon Blake OBE, Chief Executive of MHFA England, will be joined by a fantastic range of guests to discuss their lived experiences, passions, latest projects, and to try and answer the question: how can we create a world where everyone is coping?
The podcast will explore what we can do both as individuals and as a community to build a positive culture around mental health, spread awareness, tackle stigma, and make mental health a normal part of everyday conversation.
You can listen to the trailerfor an introduction to the podcast and the first episode featuring the fascinating and utterly unique Ruby Wax; mental health campaigner, performer, comedian, and author.
You can listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and many other podcast apps, as well as the following websites:
The Forces in Mind Trust recently commissioned a study into employment of female service leavers. It makes a number of observations which will be of interest to female service personnel who are in the process of leaving the service and looking for jobs.
Following collaboration between the MOD, UCAS and the Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance, UCAS has released a new information and advice page for students from a UK Armed Forces background and it is now live on ucas.com.
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