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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Monday, 17 November 2014

Emergency Medical Contact Disc to use for your redundant tax disc.

The switch from paper tax discs for cars to the new electronic version has meant that the familiar transparent plastic envelopes have become obsolete - but PC Dave Wise and colleagues have thought up a new use for them.

They have come up with an emergency contact information and medical alert card.
This is a really useful replacement for your tax disc. if a driver is involved in a collision or has a medical emergency whilst at the wheel, a first responder will have easy access to vital medical information and we can quickly contact next of kin.
The way the disc folds in on itself means all the information is kept private until needed by emergency services personnel.
The policing team, based in Malvern, Worcestershire, came up with the idea and It can be easily printed out, cut out, filled in, folded up and placed in the holder.
CLICK HERE to download your Emergency Medical Contact Disc

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Your HIVE Information Service

Don't forget.......Your HIVE can help you by finding answers to questions about many aspects of living within a military community  and has useful information to help with relocating including how to apply for Service Families Accommodation, Schools, Finding Doctors and Dentists. Maybe you are leaving the services and require information about Transition or you are already a Veteran / Service Leaver and require information . . . your HIVE can assist and with much more too.

In addition, your HIVE always has up to date information about your military community and the local area. You can also let your HIVE Information Support Officer know of any concerns or issues you experience and they can report relevant concerns on your behalf.

Thursday, 18 September 2014


CLICK HERE  for further information about bus times from Sutton Heath to Woodbridge / Ipswich

CLICK HERE for further information about the Suffolk Links bus and how to book.

Friday, 27 June 2014

MOD Children's Education Advisory Service

HOPE (Health Opportunities and Prospects for Employment)

Thanks to funding from Norfolk’s Armed Forces Community Covenant, the University of East Anglia is offering a four-week employability programme to veterans and civilians who’d like to work in healthcare.

HOPE (Health Opportunities and Prospects for Employment) is an experiential programme that’s tailored to the needs of every participant. There will be a week’s intensive skills mapping, a two-week work placement within Norfolk and a fourth week preparing to apply for employment or further education opportunities.
HOPE will help veterans integrate into local life and build their experience and contacts in the community. Half of the funded places are open to veterans and half to civilian students, who’ve graduated from a Foundation Degree or Access Course in Health Studies. This mix will allow all participants to gain knowledge from different perspectives within an area of mutual interest – healthcare.

The programme runs from 1 to 27 September 2014.

Week one:
Study the changing healthcare environment
Explore your personality, past experience and learning style
Develop leadership skills
Weeks two & three:
Build upon your experience through workplace learning
Week four:
Plan for your future and prepare for employment or education opportunities

Applications close on 12th July 2014.

For more information contact the HIVE

Friday, 20 June 2014

Common Questions About The HIVE Blog

Q. I sometimes forget to check the HIVE Blog for updates, so probably miss out on what is going and find out about events too late.

Simply enter your email address in the ‘Follow by Email’ box, (on right hand panel) click ‘submit’, and follow the activation procedure to receive a notification email every day that the Blog is updated.

By using this gadget, you will never miss any posts that may be of interest and you’ll be informed when the latest community information is available to view.

Q.There is a lot of information on the HIVE Blog, so I can’t find what I want very easily as it takes ages to scroll through it.

There are a number of ways to address this.  You can use the tabs and filters to view specific topics of information, or you can browse the list of posts in the ‘Blog Archive’ on the bottom right hand side of the webpage.  

Alternatively, you can use the Blog Search box.  For example, if you wanted information on Service Accommodation, just type,  Housing into the box and the relevant post will be displayed

Q. I would like to put information on the blog such as a event I am organising. I have a poster and would like to upload it for the local community to see.   

A. Simply contact the HIVE by phone or email (details are on the right hand panel of the blog home page) and they will upload your poster or information for you - free of charge.

Friday, 2 May 2014

SaBRE - Supporting Britain's Reservists and Employers

SaBRE - We're all stronger with Reservists

Who we are

SaBRE (Supporting Britain's Reservists and Employers) is an organisation that aims to build support for members of the Reserve Forces from employers.

What we do

SaBRE does this by explaining to employers the benefits, rights and obligations associated with employing a Reservist, as well as promoting the transferable skills that they receive through their military training and bring back to the workplace. SaBRE is funded by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and as such is a central conduit for feeding back employer views to the MOD on the employment of Reservists.

Helpline: 0800 389 5459
(open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm; closed weekends and bank holidays).


Tuesday, 18 March 2014