Friday, 31 March 2017

Introducing the new label - 'AWS Community Activities'

Introducing the new 'AWS Community Activities ' label on the left hand side of the blog, If you click on the label you will see all the community events which are supported by Army Welfare Service

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

SLI365 Service Life Insurunce

You can protect the future of your family from today until 2042 at a fixed price FOR THE WHOLE TERM. Perfect for safeguarding your mortgage and with a Government guarantee of payment for operational casualties.
Service Life Insurance 365 was designed and introduced by MOD in 2007 to provide a robust, trustworthy solution for enduring Military Life Cover – when purely commercial operators declined to provide cover for Service Personnel facing the threat from war, weapons of mass destruction or

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Little Troopers at School

Little Troopers at School
 is a new project from the charity Little Troopers to help empower both parents and schools when supporting the needs of service children in education settings. We want you to have easily accessible information set out in a way that can be understood and utilised to the greatest benefit.

The first stage of this project is the release of some free, easily accessible information sheets for both parents of service children and schools with service children attending covering various subject areas including;
  • Service Pupil Premium
  • Challenges service children may face
  • Moving schools
  • Affects of separation
  • Best practice
Little Troopers at School will grow throughout 2017 however we hope these information sheets will be a great starting point for you, as a parent or as a school setting.

Access here

Will you be affected by the changes in Childcare Vouchers?

Are you prepared for the changes to Childcare Vouchers? In early 2017, the Government is planning to start rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, a new initiative for working parents which will soon replace the current Childcare Voucher Scheme.
If you sign up for Childcare Vouchers before April 2018 you can remain on the scheme, and will be able to choose which is more cost-effective for you and your family.
If you are not currently taking Childcare Vouchers, you should consider joining now to have the choice later when the changes occur.
Visit HERE for more information.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Fishing For Forces

Fishing for Forces is a Non-Profit Organisation with the view that anyone who has been affected by Operational Duties could do with a touch of peace and quiet and would benefit from the healing effect of spending a day by the water.

Our aim is to provide fishing for those returning from Operational Tours.  The therapeutic qualities of fishing is such that anyone can benefit from the rest and relaxation of the sport, even if they’ve never fished before. We can cater for veterans from all conflicts (Falklands, IraqAfghanistan, all the way back to WWII).

This also provides, in a modest way, a means by which those of us not in the Services can show our appreciation of what they sacrifice for us.
For more information on the organisation and to find one near you click HERE

*All information taken from Fishingforforces website

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

Crafty Stories Session - Windsor

Message for Families
Story Time that used to be on a Monday in the Creche building has now moved over to Poppies Children Centre 
Session Times are: 1000 -1100

Thank you

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

SIAD - Self Injury Awareness Day - 1st March 2018

Self-injury (or self-harm) Awareness Day (SIAD) takes place on 1st March every year. The event aims to reduce stigma surrounding self-harm and let those who self-harm know there is help and support out there so they do not suffer in silence. This is an opportunity to explore the role we all play in helping young people and families affected by this issue.
In support of SIAD, the Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB) is launching today a campaign to help parents, carers and professionals understand what self-harm is, what support is available and how they can help young people.
There is evidence that self-harming is affecting an increasing number of children and at a younger age than ever before. It is concerning that so many young people are using self-harm as a way to deal with difficulties and that many are suffering in silence. It is important for young people to receive support and have somebody to talk to. Unfortunately many young people don’t know where to go for help. Through this campaign we aim to make them aware that there is help available, that they can access a range of resources online or contact local and national agencies to receive the support they need. That’s why we are supporting Self Injury Awareness Day and we urge everyone to do the same.
Information Hub
As part of this campaign we have developed an information and advice hub, hosted on the GSCB website here. The hub will enable parents/carers, schools, social workers, health professionals and young people to easily access a variety of local and national support services. The updated GSCB Self-harm protocol for professionals is also available on our website.