When Moving Out of your Service Family Accommodation please make sure that you have arranged to redirect your mail. The Post Office offers a redirection service at: http://www.postoffice.co.uk/redirection
"Our Little Trooper Separation packs have been a great success. The aim being the resources ease and aid the separation from a soldier parent. Families can order directly and individually via our online shop or some Unit Welfare Offices are choosing to fund these for families, if you would like a sample pack sent to your Welfare Office for consideration do send us their details.
These packs include various resources and if you have any feedback or addtions you'd like to see contact us; email@example.com
World Map with stickers giving the child a place to plot where they have lived with the Army, where they have been on holiday and where their soldier has been. A space for their soldiers details and picture
Chuff Charts - 10 monthly charts that are generic and can be used for just one month at a time or an entire tour giving you the flexibility to count down the timeframes that work for your family unit. A space for notes so the child can share on the soldiers return what they did that month.
Postcards pack - 6 illustrated postcards with envelopes for the child to write/draw on and send to their soldier wherever they may be; Missing you, To my Soldier x 2, From your Little Trooper, Look what I've been up to & Welcome Home
Parent Deployment Booklet - hints and tips from you, for you... we've taken and shared all your great ideas for surviving when your soldiers are away, ideas and things to do with your Little Troopers to help them through the time
Little Trooper Passport - Unique to your Little Trooper and every event they come to with My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures they get a stamp
A great resource pack to help your children feel supported, to understand seperation and to stay connected to their soldier wherever they may be in the world.
The Tri-Service Contact House Directory contains details of who to contact to book a stay in a UK or overseas contact house. The directory is available to view on the HIVE website at www.army.mod.uk/hives
To book the contact house in Windsor Please call AWS on: 01753 862307
UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare. Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support... Click HERE for more information
The Standard Learning Credits scheme allows personnel to obtain financial assistance for learning costs.
Military personnel are able to claim 80% of course fees, up to a maximum of £175 per financial year. To qualify for SLC funding, the course of study must lead to a nationally recognised qualification, have substantial developmental value and directly benefit the Service.
We offer free Saturday collections of green garden waste up to four times per year.Collections need to be booked in advance and only one collection can be organised at any time. To organise your free collection, please call 01628 796816 or 01628 796844.However if you request more than four collections, we shall charge for all additional collections. The cost of each additional collection will be £28. To make a payment and organise an additional collection, please call us on 01628 683801.
Click on the Link and this will direct you to the website to register with Recruit For Spouses
Most modern families in the UK recognise that where once a second income might have been an advantage, it is increasingly a ‘must-have’, and military families are no exception. Too frequently, skilled, career-minded spouses are overlooked in the workplace in favour of candidates perceived to be more geographically stable.
Recruit for Spouses’ message to business is simple: recent changes throughout the British military mean its families are more settled then ever before, and Forces’ spouses deserve rewarding income opportunities from a level playing field.
If you’re a military spouse with aspirations of saving for a house deposit or funding a mortgage so your family can put down roots, we can help you to make it happen.
The INtouch service enables personnel on operations to send and receive letters originally
sent via email, but received in hard copy form. Despite the ever-growing use of Wi-Fi and
mobile data-based technology, and the increased use of social media networks and apps,
(including Whatsapp, Facebook, Skype and iMessage) Service personnel deployed
overseas still highly value receiving physical mail.
Once an account has been registered, service personnel, their friends and families are
able to create a mail message using either a computer or internet enabled personal
electronic device at www.imail.co.uk. This can be done anywhere across the globe.
Once a document has been composed it is electronically encrypted and sent to the imail
server. The server routes the item to the nearest UK Mail print centre, where it is securely
printed by state-of-the-art equipment. Letters are machine-enveloped and all mail is sent
for onward delivery to BFPO Northolt, (the MODs mail sortation depot) to be dispatched
across the globe within the military mail system.
Imail INtouch is a service delivered on behalf of the MOD. The service has been
established and is monitored by the Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood. BFPOs
role in the provision of this service is limited to the ‘final mile’ delivery of mail from the
BFPO Northolt sortation depot to BFPO addresses across the globe.
SENDING MAIL USING INTOUCH
Personnel and their loved ones will need to
Marsham Street Children’s Centre is the closest Children’s Centre for Stillington Street and Victoria House, it has a host of activities on throughout the week for free – all families with children aged 0-5 yrs are able to access the sessions that are offered.
Soldier On! is a national independent education charity which teaches members of the British armed forces who have been made redundant on medical grounds to plan and manage their careers. We work with both service leavers and veterans who have been wounded on operations, sustained injuries whilst serving or have been discharged through any other forms of ill health. For more information click on the link soldier on