Thursday, 26 May 2016

Mutt Strutters - Local Dog Walking Service



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SFA Public Accounts Committee


 Watch Parliament TV: Service Family Accommodation

Scope of the inquiry
The Public Accounts Committee session will focus on three areas: the state of Service Family Accommodation, the introduction of the new Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) and the introduction of the Next Generation Estates Contracts (NGEC) and how the Department is managing CarillionAmey's performance against them.
 The session will include a background of the provision of Service Family Accommodation for the military (including key recent developments), the amount invested by the Government in Service Family Accommodation, the current state of Service Family Accommodation and the proportion of the homes in which people are living which meet the Decent Homes Standard. The Public Accounts Committee will also be looking at the proportion of Service Families satisfied with their accommodation.
As part of the inquiry, the Committee will look at Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) banding and any impacts relating to the changes in rent and the performance of the provider in relation to the Next Generation Estates Contracts (NGEC).
 If you wish to submit evidence to this inquiry, please do so through the page linked below. The deadline for written submissions is midday on Tuesday 31 May 2016
 
https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/service-family-accomodation-16-17/

Friday, 13 May 2016

Christchurch Under 5's Playgroup - Lichfield


Victory Services Club - New Website

The Victory Services Club (VSC) website has been given a brand new look and the finished product is better than ever. Updated to include some of the latest features in web design, the new site gives serving and retired members of the military, and their families, an enjoyable online experience that matches that offered at the club itself.
The new site’s navigation makes it easier than ever before for online visitors to find what they’re looking for, and find out more about the fantastic venue, dining options and affordable accommodation on offer in the heart of the London.
It is now possible to learn more about the Club’s charitable objectives with a dedicated Charity section, and view the latest events in the new Social Diary.  If you’re looking for somewhere special to celebrate investitures, mark a milestone birthday with family and friends, or even to celebrate your wedding day, the new website clearly signposts each exciting section of the club, from accommodation to events, and much more.

Warwick Castle Offer with Defence Discount Service

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Dancers sought for Illusion StreetCheer classes

If you love to dance, and would like to join a group that works together on dance routines once a week, why not come to an Illusion StreetCheer dance class?

Positive Futures, which provides sporting and leisure opportunities for young people across Burntwood and Lichfield, runs weekly street cheer dance sessions in Friary Grange Leisure Centre’s dance studio.

Street cheer combines elements of cheerleading with street dancing. No experience is necessary, as the moves are fairly easy to pick up.

The Illusion StreetCheer classes run on Fridays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm for ages 9 to 13 and from 5.30pm to 6.30pm for ages 14 to 19. It costs £1 a session.

The classes do not need to be booked – just turn up and have a go.

To find out more, please contact Tasmin Turner by calling 01543 308835 or 07736497186 or email tasmin.turner@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

Positive Futures is hosted and funded by Lichfield District Council. It is also funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership through the Locality Deal Fund.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Boxing sessions for Young People in Lichfield

A British boxing champion’s academy will be giving young people across Lichfield free boxing lessons from Friday 20 May 2016.
Positive Futures, which provides sporting and leisure opportunities for young people across Burntwood and Lichfield, is launching weekly boxing sessions, thanks to a grant awarded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Proceeds of Crime Fund.
The sessions will take place at Wade Street Church in Lichfield on Friday evenings, from 7.45pm to 8.45pm, starting on 20 May. They will be run by World Middleweight and British Boxing Champion Wayne ‘Mad Dog’ Elcock’s Box Clever Coaching Academy.
There is no need to book, if you are aged between 14 and 19, simply turn up and try out boxing. The sessions are free, however, they may go up to £1 in the future.
Positive Futures is hosted and funded by Lichfield District Council. It is also funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership through the Locality Deal Fund.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Defence Discount Service - Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Show your Defence Privilege Card at their Visitor Information Centre (near Costa) when you arrive and they will give you a Privilege card entitling you to 10% off at most stores across the centre!

For further information about Defence Discount Sevice and to sign up, click on the link below:
Defence Discount Service

Cheshire Oaks is approximately 4 miles from Dale Barracks, for further information visit:

HERE

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Employment Support for Disabled Veterans



Remploy was originally formed after World War II to provide jobs for veterans. So, our heritage and expertise makes us best placed in supporting those experiencing barriers to work to move into fulfilling and lasting careers after the Armed Forces.
Our specially designed range of services for serving and ex-service personnel help you to adapt your skills and abilities for civilian employment, find a new career and stay in your role.

Additionally, our highly experienced and skilled team of Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants (VRCs) provide more targeted support to veterans, and their supporting organisations, through our range of specialist employment and career transition services. All of our VRCs are members of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association and operate within the Rehabilitation Code of Best Practice.
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Monday, 2 May 2016

Ex-Forces - Jobs at ASDA

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Ex-forces and looking for work? Did you know Asda will guarantee interviews to ex armed forces personnel 

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Royal British Legion and MoneyForce Survey - Leaving the Services

MoneyForce is developing a new decision tree tool aimed at those preparing to leave the Armed Forces or already in the process of leaving.

Our aim is to advise users a) what to expect; and b) what they need to do, at different stages of the leaving process.

Answering these questions will help us ensure that we cover the relevant topics and provide the best possible advice. Your answers are entirely anonymous. 

To complete this Survey, please click HERE

Click on 'Open With', select 'Google Docs' and then the document can be saved and completed electronically (click on 'File' and 'Download as...') .  

Completed surveys should be emailed to cgavin@britishlegion.org.uk