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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Vacancy - Registration Officer Ceremonies

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Monday, 18 December 2017

Domestic abuse: guidance and support for the armed forces community

Abuse includes domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. Find out where to get help, how you can support a friend and how to recognise the signs of abuse in the articles below.

A concerned family or friend?

It can be difficult to know what to do if you suspect a friend or neighbour is a victim of domestic abuse. Advice on how to help and support a friend is available on the Women's Aid and mankind websites.

In an emergency always call 999. It is important to report any incident of domestic abuse where a child is present, or where the woman is pregnant, to the local authority Children’s Social Care Services at county level to ensure the children’s safety.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

LGBT Youth Groups In Wiltshire

Updated Service Leaver's Guide Online

The Service Leaver's Guide
has been updated

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In Case of Emergency App - MOD ICE

The JCCC app is called MOD ICE and provides a simple ‘click and call’ facility that will direct you to the best person, or organisation, to contact when faced with an emergency.
Only service personnel have access to
 download the app:
Ask your service person to log in To on your device
Search for ‘JCCC MOD ICE’ in the App Store

Are You Looking For A Doctor?

GPs deal with a whole range of health problems. They also provide health education, offer advice on smoking and diet, run clinics, give vaccinations and carry out simple surgical operations.


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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Future Accommodation Model - Update

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the  UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health.

For almost a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, we provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict. On the phone and online. In the community and at our treatment centres.

We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to help them take on the future.

For further information, to ask for help or to volunteer your services. 

Income Tax: Armed Forces Accommodation Allowance Exemption -

Read More HERE

If It's Not A 999 Emergency, Call 111

111 is the NHS non-emergency number.
It's fast, easy and free. 
Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Dry January

Dry January is Alcohol Concern’s 
flagship campaign which has 
been changing the conversation 
about alcohol
 over the past 5 years.

For More Information Please Click HERE

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Is Gambling A Problem For You?

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Location Overview

Service Pupil Premium

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 (DfE) to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral support during challenging times; this 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 18 January 2018 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:
For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: or telephone: 01980 618244. 

Norovirus - The Winter Bug

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Are you looking for a JOB?

New Code For Children To Tackle Cyberbullying

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iPhone 8 Armed Forces Discounts

Members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and the Armed Forces Community can receive discounts on the iPhone 8 through various companies that feature on Defence Discount Service.

Depending what network you are looking for we have the following offers available:

iPhone 8 savings with Apple - discounts on the handset itself if you just want the device

iPhone 8 savings with EE - discounts with both EE and Voice Mobile - Approved EE Partner

iPhone 8 savings with Vodafone - discounts with the network

iPhone 8 savings with O2 - discounts with the network

To take advantage of these great discounts on the iPhone 8 through Defence Discount Service simply log in or log in to our free mobile app. 


Cinema Savings For Defence Discount Service Members

Defence Discount Service is proud to offer its members discounts on cinema tickets provided through the main cinema chains Cineworld, ODEON and VUE.  These have become ever increasingly popular discounts and regularly feature in the popular offers on the website



Friday, 17 November 2017

Welfare and support for families of serving personnel

 Everyday family life has its up and downs. Life for members of an armed forces family, whether they are regulars, reservists, or veterans, or their spouses, partners or children, can have additional worries, including:
  • stress around deployment
  • extended and repeated periods of separation from spouses and partners
  • social isolation from family and friends
  • additional and sudden caring responsibilities
The Armed Forces Covenant says that the whole nation has a moral obligation to the armed forces community and sets out how they should expect to be treated.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Is PTSD affecting your loved one? Need support?

The Ripple Pond was set up by two mothers of seriously wounded servicemen who recognised that no similar service existed purely for adult family members, and who found strength and comfort by sharing and supporting each other through such a unique challenge. 
What sets this organisation apart is that we empower each member to seek support when they need it most, in ways that are helpful for them – whether that is via group meetings, ‘buddies’ or via our secret Facebook page.
Many members are facing similar situations and The Ripple Pond gives them a safe space, both physically and mentally, to deal with them.
Whether your loved one is currently serving full time, as a reservist, a veteran, or whether they have been officially diagnosed or not we will show you a warm welcome and support you through your challenges.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Is This Love?

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