Thursday, 31 March 2016

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Substitute Service Family Accommodation (SSFA) Repairs

SSFA repairs

Mears Group Limited took over the management of SSFA and SSSA on 19 January 2016. The former supplier, HCR, will continue to manage their properties until they can be transferred to the new supplier.

For reporting faults to substitute properties, please telephone (or email) Mears - or HCR (if you live in a property taken on to the scheme before 31 December 2015) at the earliest opportunity.


During office hours (08:30 - 17:00 Mon to Fri - except Bank Holidays) contact the Mears Accommodation Team: Telephone: 0800 032 4547. email:
Emergency repairs outside office hours (17:00 - 08:30 Mon to Fri, weekends and Bank Holidays) Mears Emergency Contact Centre. Telephone: 0800 032 4547.


During office hours (Mon to Thurs 09:00 to 17:30, Fri 09:00 to 17:00) Contact HCR's Maintenance Advisors for both routine and emergency problems contact: Telephone: 01256 313764 HCR's general switchboard: 01256 812700. Email:
During out of office hours (Mon to Thurs 17:30 to 09:00, Fri from 17:00 to Mon 09:00). Contact ABLE Telephone: 0333 6664357

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Free Accountancy Qualification through the ACCA and Families' Federations

Gain new skills and a qualification in accountancy FREE through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Get full details at or contact 
Closing date for registrations is 4th April 2016.

Monday, 21 March 2016

SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity - Local Volunteers Needed !!

'Not only have we seen the needs of the local Armed Forces community increase significantly in many areas, but their welfare needs have become more complex. 

As a result we desperately need more local volunteers to help our local Armed Forces community.' 

Can you spare some time to help?
Get in touch:

Friday, 11 March 2016

Royal Touch Photography - 10% Discount to NHS and Armed Forces

IT Services Vacancies in Birmingham

Category: Job Finding
IT Services Vacancies in BirminghamAdvanced Computer Software Group (ACS) is a leading provider of software and IT Services to the UK public, private and not for profit sectors. In 2014, Advanced won Tech Company of the Year in PwC’s UK Tech Awards and was ranked in the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, which recognises the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK. Gartner has also ranked us third largest enterprise software supplier – and we’re still growing! 

We are looking to grow our teams UK wide, in all areas of our business, from Sales Consultants, Customer Support Technicians, Software Developers to Marketing trainees and Payroll Administrators. 

For these roles we aren’t looking for people who are the finished article, we’d love to find someone with potential who we can help grow and achieve their career aspirations. You don’t need a huge knowledge of the IT sector, but you will need an enthusiasm for whatever role you are applying for. We will be offering 8-12 weeks of intensive training through our in house team for entry level roles to bring you up to speed on our business and products, and more importantly to give you the basic skills you will need to hit the ground running. This training will be a mixture of classroom time with our in house training team, and shadowing colleagues within the business currently succeeding in these positions. 

We strongly believe these are great opportunities for Service leavers, as we aren’t worried about whether you have already worked in a relevant sector, but whether you have the potential to succeed with us, and more importantly we recognise all of the superb transferable skills you will have from your time in the forces, such as organisation skills, being able to work under pressure, a strong work ethic and strong communication skills. 

Vacancies currently live on RightJob are:

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Child Death Overview Panel - Safety Booklet

Unintentional injuries in and around the home are a leading preventable cause of death and emergency hospital admissions for children, particularly those under 5 years. This booklet is brought to you by the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Child Death Overview Panel. It is designed to raise awareness of potential hazards and brings together advice from local and national campaigns. We hope you find the following pages packed full of tips you can follow to keep your baby as safe and healthy as possible. Remember, the best way to keep your little one safe is to properly supervise them at all times

Click HERE to view and/or download the leaflet

Staffordshire Smart Alert App for your Phone

You can now download our new Staffordshire Smart Alert App to receive timely crime alerts and community safety advice from Staffordshire Police.
The App allows you to set your preferences so you can choose to receive alerts about the things that matter to you most.
You can download the App from your App store or alternatively visit the Staffordshire Smart Alert website where you can register to receive email updates.
It’s easy to use so download today!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

RAF Community Support - Halton Lodge

Birmingham Community Safety Partnership Domestic Abuse Campaign

Today Birmingham Community Safety Partnership launches its Spring domestic violence & abuse awareness raising campaign. The ‘This is domestic abuse’ campaign seeks to inform victims, their families and friends that coercive control is a form of domestic abuse and to raise awareness of the help available for victims.

The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of coercive control and its definition and helping women understand that a pattern of controlling or coercive behaviour is a form of domestic abuse under the Serious Crime Act 2015. The new offence closes a gap in the law around patterns of controlling or coercive behaviour in an ongoing relationship between intimate partners or family members. The offence carries a maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment, a fine or both. The Government’s definition also includes honour based violence, female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

Read more on our Community Safety website here:

Thursday, 3 March 2016

What to Expect, When? A Parents' Guide

The purpose of this booklet is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.

Click HERE to view and/or download the Guide

Bay Bounce and Rhyme Storytelling - Lichfield Library - Tuesdays

Most suitable for children aged 0 to 3
Join two members of staff as they sing rhymes and encourage your little one to play along with basic musical instruments such as tambourines, hand bells and drums.
These free, half hour sessions are not only great fun, playing musical instruments can help develop your baby's motor skills and getting together in a group is a great opportunity to socialise.
Term time only.
Tuesdays 10:00am & 11:00am

Lichfield Library - Tot Time Sessions

Craft session for young children providing a chance for parents / grandparents to chat and for children to mix and have fun.
Term time only

Future Dates

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

CarillionAmey - Complaints & Compliments Call Line - Change to Existing Service

From 1st March, CarillionAmey, are changing their opening times for their complaints and compliments call line, the 0800 707 6000 option 5 number, at the Helpdesk.  
On the Option 5 service, calls will now be answered between 0830hrs to 1700hrs.  

CarillionAmey want to make sure that families who have raised complaints receive clearer responses and in order to do this we need our complaints handlers to spend quality time looking into each complaint to provide more informed responses to each customer. 

This change is intended to improve our customer service to you, our customers.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

CrossFit Tamworth - 10% Discount for Armed Forces

Click HERE for full details.

10% discount for Armed Forces/Emergency Services and Students
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