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Friday, 17 August 2018

JSHAO housing brief: Scampton

Urgent amendment: Time running out for MoD Childcare Voucher Scheme

Time is running out - the MOD Childcare Voucher Scheme closes to new entrants soon
There is still time to join, but parents must apply soon as childcare vouchers are closed to new entrants from the 5 October 2018, so a deduction has to be made by the September pay period.

​Please visit www.modchildcare.co.uk for further information.

Camp Restructure Meeting - Thursday 4 October 2018

On Thursday 4th October there will be a meeting for families to provide information about the camp restructuring and the effects on soldiers and dependents using the medical centre and gym etc.
This will be held in the Officers Mess on West Camp at 10.00 and again at 18.00.
Everyone is welcome.

More information will be provided nearer the time.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Welfare Office Weekly Update

Hi Everyone,
Here is the update for the week commencing Monday 13/08/18.

Monday 13/08/18 - Kids week starts.

Thursday 16/08/18- Mums and Tots at 10.00 to 11.20 in West Camp Community Centre (Back Port-a-cabin) for ages 0 to school age and includes organised activities, snack time, story time, singing and free play. Cost £1 and includes refreshments for parent or carer. Open to all families and dependants of Service and Civilian personnel working at MOD St Athan. There is an alternative entrance at the back of the community centre that can be used if the main hall is being used.

Changes to your black bag household waste collections

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

MOD Police - Lost Passport

Reintroduction of the MOD Education Support Fund

The Secretary of State for Defence on 24 July 2018 announced the extension of the Education Support Fund (ESF), on a limited basis, for an additional two years. The fund will consist of £3 million in 2018/19 and £2 million in 2019/20.

This is in light of the ongoing drawdown from Germany and to provide time for the educational authorities across the UK to bring in longer-term provision for Service children as necessary.
The ESF is open to publicly funded schools, Academies and Free Schools in the UK attended by Service children whose parents are subject to exceptional mobility and/or deployment. Applications from Local Authorities in support of these schools can also be accepted.
Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP), which is the MOD’s professional focal point for all matters relating to children and young people associated with the armed forces, are the lead organisation administering and supporting the fund.
DCYP will release further information on the next funding round shortly, but in the meantime Service parents are encouraged to raise awareness of the ESF at their child’s school. Please contact the team at MOD (below) if you have any questions in the meantime.

Further information:

You can find a written statement on the reintroduction of ESF by the Minister of Defence (MOD), Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP published on Parliament UK (24 July 18)

Contact: DCYP-MOD-ESF-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Friday, 20 July 2018

Mental health: Helping Armed Forces Loved Ones (HALO)

  • Worried about the mental health of your armed forces loved one (currently serving or veteran)?
  • Worried about the effect of your loved one's mental health on your own wellbeing?
  • Want to know how to get your loved one to seek help for their mental health?
Many of us are close to someone who is struggling with things and are not quite themselves. The strain on the relationship can sometimes feel like too much to cope with.  If you are the loved one of a veteran or serving person who hasn't reached out for help, particularly if you are worried about the impact of their mental health on your own wellbeing, Help for Heroes is here to offer free and confidential support. .
The service can also support you if you are ex-service personnel, or a family member, who is living with anxiety, low mood , anger or wishing to change your drinking habits.
You can contact the Hidden Wounds team confidentially weekdays 9am – 5pm on 0808 2020144 (free from UK landlines), by email hidden.wounds@helpforheroes.org.uk, or through the contact form:  https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/hidden-wounds

InDependant Spouse