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

Pick up your FREE copy at Windsor HIVE


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.

Armed Forces Day - Saturday 24th June 2017

Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June 2017 is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved, from attending an event or joining us online to throwing a party or local event.

For information about the day and organised events see 
https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/ 

For help with organising your own event including funding see 
https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/get-involved/organise-your-own-event/ (the closing date for applications for funding is 30 April 2017)

Who to see or call when you're not well?


Longleat Armed Forces Discount

CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Interflora Discount -

Please click HERE for more information



Thursday, 23 March 2017

New Law On Using Mobile Phones While Driving - Starts 1 March 2017

Drivers are being warned not to use their mobile phones at the wheel ahead of a new law coming into force which will double the penalties for the offence.
From 1 March 2017 the Fixed Penalty Notice for using a handheld mobile phone while driving will increase to £200 and 6 points
It’s been illegal to use a hand held mobile phone while driving, or while stopped with the engine on, since December 2003.
There is worldwide evidence that using any sort of phone has a considerable effect on accident risk, and while it's not a specific offence, using a hands-free phone can have a major bearing on whether or not you could be found guilty of careless or dangerous driving.
Penalties
Even if you’re otherwise driving safely:
You could be fined £100 and get three points (£200 and 6 points from 1 March 2017) on your licence.
6 points would mean losing your licence if you're less than two years from passing your test.
Refuse to accept the fixed penalty and you could be taken to court.
If the police think the offence so bad that a fixed penalty isn’t enough you could be taken to court.
Fines in court will almost certainly be larger and disqualification is possible – the maximum fine in a court is £1,000, or £2,500 you were driving a bus or a goods vehicle.
Exemptions
You can make an emergency call to 999 or 112 as long as it’s unsafe or impractical to stop first.
You can use a two-way radio but not any other device that sends or receives data are not.

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

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

Broom Farm in Bloom - Carillion amey Community Project Windsor

Broom Farm In Bloom is a Community Project run by Carillion amey working with the Community and agencies.

Please note you can pick up the small garden kits from your local CA office in Windsor or Windsor HIVE.

The date You can pick up the kit will be from 1st March This is the date they will be available.

Judging will Take Place on 19th July 2017 Timing TBC

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

SIAD - Self Injury Awareness Day

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.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Pilattes - Broom Farm - Windsor


Pilates
Learn how to develop core strength & stability, improve posture, breathing & mobility. Bring a mat & water & wear loose clothing.
Broom Farm Community Learning Centre
Tues
11.15-12.15
10
25/04/2017
04/07/2017