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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

JSHAO Housing Matters: Winter 2016

The magazine for the Joint Service Housing Advice Office providing advice
on housing for service personnel and families.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2016 Published 15th December

The Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2016 was laid in Parliament with an accompanying written ministerial statement (WMS), and published on armedforcescovenant.gov.uk,  with the 14-page summary of the Report outlining the 15 top goals for the coming year.

Career Transition Partnership

Quest Magazine : December 2016 Issue

Quest Dec 2016 edition available at HIVE or to view online click here

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

BFBS - A Team Competition

Who’s Your A-Team?

As episodes of The A-Team explode into action on Forces TV we’re asking Who’s Your A-Team?
Tell us why your team is top, how they impress you… and quite simply why they beat the rest!
Let us know why you ‘love it when a plan comes together’ and you could treat your team.
The winning idea will be chosen by a panel of judges and we’ll send you the money to spoil your staff.
Email us via YourATeam@forces.tv by Saturday 10thDecember, describing how you’d spend £200 on your very own A-Team.
Watch The A-Team weekdays on Forces TV at 6pm. From 13th December it will be broadcast at 10pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016


BFBS offers three main radio services: BFBS Radio for upbeat music-based programming and news, BFBS Radio 2 for music, sport and speech including the best of the BBC, and BFBS Gurkha Radio for Nepali language programmes.
  • BFBS Radio can be heard across the UK on DAB radio, overseas on FM, and online. You can also find us on Sky and Freesat.
  • BFBS Radio 2 can be heard overseas on FM, and online.
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio can be heard across the UK on AM, overseas on FM, and online.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Service Pupil Premium 2017

This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England. If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300.

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral, support during challenging times, which could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools; with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 19 January 2017 and children must be registered with the school before this date. You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database.

For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:

Friday, 2 December 2016

Suffolk Family Information Service Need Your Help


We need your comments! Let us know how you'll make use of 30 hours Free Childcare by completing the online survey suffolk.gov.uk/30hours