Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

HM Forces Bovis Homes offer

Click HERE to view and/or download the leaflet

Thursday, 22 September 2016


The new issue of Veterans World is now online, you can view the magazine as a standard PDF on GOV.UK or via ISSUU, a digital publishing platform that’s free to access. We hope that this option will give you a more enjoyable and accessible way to read the magazine.
Veterans World raises awareness of help, advice and support available to veterans and their families via organisations, government, the voluntary and charitable sectors, and is aimed at people who work in an advisory capacity with the public. Its distribution includes HM Prisons, NHS Primary Trusts, Local Authorities, Resettlement Officers, Mental Health care workers, Citizen Advice Bureaux and those who work with veterans organisations.
At Veterans UK we want to make sure that as many Serving Personnel, Veterans and their families are aware of the many kinds of support and advice available to them, when they need it, and that it is up to date. With that in mind please pass this email on to anyone else in your organisation or who you work with that advises or who may advise veterans and their families.
If you previously received a paper copy, and we had your e-mail address on record, you will be sent a link to each new issue. If you would like to receive a link, please send an e-mail to telling us if you are a Veteran or an Advisor and any organisation you are linked with, and we will add you to our distribution list.
If you have an article or press release that is suitable for Veterans World, to raise awareness of an initiative, scheme or organisation that offers help, advice or support to veterans, contact the Editorial Team with details:
Please note these contacts are for Veterans World related enquiries only. Please direct any other questions to -
Veterans UK helpline
Veterans UK
Ministry of Defence

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Do you live in Staffordshire and have a child/children under the age of 18?

Below are links to two questionnaires which will take no more than 5 minutes of your time. Your participation will help enormously in providing data for a funding application. If you are eligible to take part, and respond before the end of September 2016, you will be entered into a draw for a £100 Amazon voucher as a thank you for your time.

The Signals Regiment is representing the Army as a partner on a funding bid, alongside The University of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire County Council and key employers in the region. The application is to the Department for Education for permission and funding to build and open a brand new University Technical College (UTC) in Stafford, offering 14-18 year olds specialist technical education alongside the national curriculum. The new UTC will teach the national curriculum, with a particular emphasis on STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

The application requires us to show whether parents would support the establishment of this type of school in Staffordshire and also if potential pupils would want to attend a specialist school such as this. We would be extremely grateful if you and your child(ren) would complete one of the following online surveys:

For parents of children under the age of 18:
For pupils under the age of 18, to be completed with adult supervision:

Snapshot of New Employment Model - 4th Edition

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Lichfield Karate Academy

ENROLLING NOW: CLASSES STARTING SEPTEMBER 2016 MONDAY 5.30-6.30 AND 6.30-7.30@Wade Street Church Hall off Frog Lane (opposite police station)
Thursday 7-8pm (Mix class)
unit 6, Shires industrial estate, Essington Close, Lichfield. WS14 9AZ
Lichfield Karate Academy offer a friendly and supportive atmosphere to new comers this especially applies in the case of children. DBS checked and approved, member of United Styles Association (USA) Affiliated English Karate Federation.
For further information please contact us on the following number/email address
Tel: 01543 480 990/07894 948010 or
WADE STREET CHURCH HALL LICHFIELD off Frog Lane(opposite the Police Station)
Off road parking 30 minutes up to 6.30pm, Multi Storey car park 100 yards 3 minutes bus and train services.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Storybook Soldiers

Click HERE for more information

Thursday, 8 September 2016

BBC iPlayer – TV Licence

A change in the law – You need a TV Licence for BBC iPlayer
As of 1 September 2016, a change in the law means you need to be covered by a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on demand - including catch up TV - on BBC iPlayer. This applies to all devices, including a smart TV, desktop computer or laptop, mobile phone, tablet, digital box or games console. 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Go Ape - Defence Discount Service

Go Ape offer members of Defence Discount Service a 10% discount on Forest Segways and Tree Top Adventures Sundays to Fridays inclusive. To find out more and how to book visit

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Rugeley and Chase Leisure Centres - Free Memberships for Armed Forces Personnel and Reservists