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Monday, 19 November 2018

Welfare Office Welfare Update -week commencing Monday 12th November 2018

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Mod St Athan Christmas Events

Hi Everyone,
Here are the details of the events being organised by the team for Christmas this year.
All of the events are open to Serving and Civilian personnel at MOD St Athan and their families.
Please see the posters attached for more information or give the office a call on 01446 790122.
Tickets for all events will be available from Monday 12th November.

Saturday 1st December at 13.00 to 15.00 in the Sgts Mess. 
There will be a performance of the pantomime "Sleeping beauty" provided by the British Forces  Foundation in partnership with The Panto Bus in the Sgts Mess on Saturday 1st December at 13.00. Tickets will be available from Monday 12th November at a cost of £1 per person and will include a soft drink, ice cream and candy floss. There will also be a tuck shop available in the interval. (No poster available at present)

Friday 14th December at 19.15 to Midnight in Cpls Mess
The Ladies Christmas dinner will be held in the Cpls Mess on Friday 14th December at 19.15 until Midnight. The cost per ticket is £15 and includes arrival drinks, 3 course meal, wine and coffee, transport and entertainment. 

Sunday 16th December at 14.00 to 17.00 in the Cpls Mess.
The Children's Christmas party will be held in the  Cpls Mess on Sunday 16th December at 14.00 to 17.00. There will be food, entertainment and a visit from Father Christmas. Tickets cost £3 per child to cover the cost of the present from Father Christmas.

The Welfare Team

Monday, 5 November 2018

Views, vouchers and vital participation: AFF’s Big Survey 2018 is live!

The Army Families Federation (AFF) has launched its annual Big Survey, which this year focusses on the future contract for military housing allocation and maintenance.

Your voice is key

Families have been vocal about the failings and issues with the current contract – now AFF is asking for suggestions and ideas on what the new contract should include to help make their lives easier. With the contract (currently held by Amey) due for renewal soon, the charity says that now more than ever, families have a real chance to shape future policy.

AFF Chief Executive Sara Baade said: “Families tell us the many issues they face with their military housing – we want them to know that their voice is key in ensuring the changes they want to see actually happen, whether that be better appointment times, more first-time repair success, or more time to check their new quarter at move-in.”

Wherever you live

The charity assures those not currently living in military housing, and those currently posted overseas, that their views are just as vital, given that the next contract is likely to be in place for at least the next seven years.

Families’ views truly influential

Known for their work in pushing for positive changes that affect Army families’ lives, AFF is committed to ensuring families’ feedback is heard by decision makers at all levels – and acted upon. And this latest survey will be no exception.

Win in time for Christmas!

As a thank you for taking part, the military charity is also offering families the chance to win one of three Amazon vouchers for taking part (main prize £100).

To find out more about AFF, visit www.aff.org.uk

Forces for Warmth

Study into Armed Forces families’ experience of leaving military life

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

The Astra Cinema November listings

Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) pages on GOV.UK

The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) pages on GOV.UK are now live and can be accessed at the following link DCYP GOV.UK
DCYP was established in 2010 to provide a single Ministry of Defence (MOD) focus for all issues related to service children and young people. Service children are the children of serving service personnel but DCYP also has a responsibility for the children of MOD UK based civilians and sponsored organisations serving outside of the UK.
The work of DCYP falls in to the 6 broad areas of responsibility listed below:
  1. strategic direction and policy
  2. provision of high quality education in MOD schools and settings
  3. safeguarding children and young people
  4. supporting the Armed Forces Covenant
  5. direct support and advice to service families with advice on a wide range of education matters
  6. educational psychology and social work services

 A full explanation of these and any other aspect of education that falls under the DCYP remit can be accessed from the GOV.UK website.

Letter to Santa

BFPO Christmas Posting Dates

Info can be found at:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/british-forces-post-office-last-dates-of-posting