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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.
The RAF Families Federation's new online survey is now live, looking into the experiences of RAF families in getting access to their nearest RAF Station, or other military unit.
Are you an RAF family member who holds a pass (dependant's pass or equivalent)? What are the benefits of this for your family?
Or maybe you are not able to get a pass and would like to tell us what impact this has, if any?
This questionnaire is an important part of research into this area. The information given will help RAF FF to understand potential barriers to families accessing facilities on their nearest military unit, and how this might affect them. They also hope to identify what benefits access can bring to RAF families; for example do you value the ability to visit a HIVE, Community Centre, or leisure facilities located on a station?
The information you provide will help RAF FF to advise policy makers within the RAF and MOD and so involvement is widely encouraged!
The survey can be completed by RAF Serving Personnel and their spouses/partners, who are aged 18 or over.
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,
Each of the 8 x "Boost Your..." courses are individual courses. You don’t have to do all eight – you can attend one or all of them. The setting hasn't yet been added as it’s imperative that places are booked before learners start the course.
The Functional Skills English course; as learners will be working towards a qualification, attendance is expected for the entire course. Once the Family & Community Learning team have received interest they will speak to learners to check criteria and let them know more about the course.
Childcare is not organised, however if there is a need, we will consider funding on an individual basis if childcare is a barrier preventing a potential learner attending.
To visit the Wiltshire Council Family & Community Learning website,CLICK HERE
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