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Thursday, 1 June 2017

HIVE Closed until Further Notice

Woodbridge HIVE is closed until further notice due to the position being vacant

Your nearest HIVE is Colchester HIVE

Contact Details:

Telephone:01206 816588

Email: colchesterhive@armymail.mod.uk  

Thank you

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Employment Opportunities for Service Leavers at Asda

If you’ve served your country, you might be surprised to hear that you’re perfect for a retail career. But we’re not. Because we think you’ll fit right in thanks to the amazing technical and leadership skills you picked up during your service. You know, the ability to listen to people, work as a team, think outside of the box and get results when under pressure.

At Asda, we truly respect people from the Armed Forces. Which is why we’re proud to have signed up as a Military Covenant employer. In fact, it’s the reason we guarantee a Store, Depot or Home Office interview (or a place at an assessment centre) for anyone who has been honourably discharged in the last twelve months (from date of application). With integrity, respect and excellence at the heart of our values, many of our Former Armed Forces colleagues feel right at home at Asda. We hope you do, too.
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Diary Dates for Legal Advice Clinics 2017

Legal Advice Clinics continue to be held at the AWS Office, Community Centre, Fallowfield Road.

Bookings are to be made by telephoning the AWS Business Support Worker on 01206 816581.

Dates and timings as follows:

Wed 25 Jan 17 1000 - 1600 hrs                                 
Wed 22 Feb 17 1000 - 1600 hrs                               
Wed 29 Mar 17 1000 - 1600 hrs                              
Wed 26 Apr 17 1000 - 1600 hrs                               
Wed 31 May 17 1000 - 1600 hrs                              
Wed 28 Jun 17 1000 - 1600 hrs  
Wed 26 Jul 17 1000 - 1600 hrs
Wed 30 Aug 17 1000 - 1600 hrs 
Wed 27 Sep 17 1000 - 1600 hrs  
Wed 25 Oct 17 1000 - 1600 hrs
Wed 29 Nov 17 1000 - 1600 hrs                       
Wed 13 Dec 17 1000 - 1600 hrs

Due to the increasing number of FTA, anyone failing to attend a booked appointment will forfeit their right to the free 30 minute advice session.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Useful Support Organisations For Service Leavers, Veterans And Families

Veterans UK is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and was created in 2007 to help ex-service personnel get appropriate support from government, local authorities, independent bodies and the charity sector
STOLL provides housing and support to vulnerable and disabled ex-service men and women, acknowledging the sacrifices they have made for our country
The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the armed forces community, serving men and women, veterans, and their families
HAIG Housing is the leading UK provider of rental housing for ex-service people and the strategic housing partner for Help for Heroes
Riverside is a group of complementary businesses, with a charitable housing association at its core making it a major service provider of affordable housing, care and support in England and Scotland
AlabarĂ© Homes for Veterans provide accommodation and specialist support for ex-service men and women who experience difficulty adjusting to civilian life.
 AFV-Launchpad is a registered charity, providing affordable supported rental accommodation with on-site support to armed forces veterans of all ages and their partners
SSAFA provides lifelong support for veterans and their families
Veterans Aid is the major charity for UK veterans in crisis
Shelter gives practical housing advice and support online, in person and by phone
Citizens Advice provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities
Naval Families Federation is the independent voice of Royal Naval and Royal Marines families
Royal Air Force Families Federation provide a voice for the issues and concerns have about life in the RAF
Moneyforce the home of money guidance for UK service personnel and their families
Money Advice Service free and impartial advise to help you manage your money better
The Confederation of Service Charities (COBSEO) provides a single point of contact for interaction with government, including local government and the devolved administrations; with the Royal Household; with the private sector; and, of course, with other members of the armed forces community.