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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

SFA - Licence to Occupy Insurance



If you occupy Service Family Accommodation be it either SFA or SSFA you will have signed an agreement when you moved into the property called a Service Licence to Occupy Service Family Accommodation
 (known as a Licence to Occupy). 
Due to this, you are not classed as a tenant
 The Services Insurance and Investment Panel (siiap) have a web page that details a number of insurance providers who can organise policies that have been designed specifically for SFA Occupants.  
The webpage can be found at: http://siiap.org/l2o 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Looking For Childcare In Wiltshire?


Childcare in Wiltshire

Finding the right childcare for your little ones can be tricky! Here, you’ll find everything from nannies to au pairs and childminders; helping you to find the perfect childcare solution…

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

NHS CHOICES: Stress, Anxiety and Depression


Am I depressed? How can I feel less stressed? Why am I so anxious?
Whatever you need to know about coping with stressanxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help.
It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

  • Tips and advice to boost mental health
  • Self-help and treatments
  • Other people's stories

LINK: MOODZONE

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Information On The New 30 Hours Free Childcare Offer.


This new offer enables some working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to now get up to 30 hours of free childcare. Find out if you are eligible and apply.
Please view our parents' information page.

All 3 and 4 year olds get up to 15 hours of free childcare per week, and some2 year olds are also eligible. Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds may also be able to get up to 30 hours of free childcare.

Who can get 30 hours free childcare?

It is for working families in England with 3 and 4 year old children. Parents must be working and each earning at least £120 a week, but no more than £100,000 a year.

You might also be able to get Tax-Free Childcare. If so you can apply for both at the same time.
See GOV.UK for the full eligibility criteria (opens in a new window)

Click on the RED to find out more

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Looking To Improve Your Skills?


Please click HERE for further information

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Are You A Serving Member of the Armed Forces Or A Veteran

Turn2us - Financial Support To
 Armed Forces & Veterans


If you are a serving member of the armed forces or a veteran, there may be benefits, grants or other financial support available to you and your family.
There are a number of military charities that provide support, each with their own set of eligibility requirements. Help may be available to you from one of these charities if you:
•Are still serving

•Are a veteran

•Serve or served as a regular or reserve, because of the Second World War or National Service

•Had a long or short period of service

•Are the partner, spouse, widow, widower or dependent child of someone who served

Monday, 15 May 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others 
to recover from alcoholism.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

How To Stop Nuisance Phone Calls

 

Register with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) 


It's for people who do not want to receive sales calls and it's free. It is illegal for a company to call you once your name is on this. Of course, companies operating outside the law are not likely to take much notice - but it will cut down the number of calls. 

Complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. The number is 0303 123 1113.


Block calls. Some phones offer this feature or you could use a call blocking device that you plug into your phone. These can not only block certain numbers, but also any that are call "withheld" or "international" - untraceable numbers often used by cold callers. The problem with this is that calls from people you know who are abroad or those who have blocked their own number may also be stopped. And a number of calls from large organisations that go through switchboards, which could include important calls, will also be blocked.

Keep an eye out when ordering goods to make sure you tick the box that says you do not wish to receive information about products from organisations. And be careful, as some of these boxes say tick if you DO wish to hear from other companies. So ticking it without reading it could be the wrong call.

SFA: Safety in the home


Many accidents that happen in the home are avoidable. Here are some safety tips that may help to protect you and your family. Further information can be found at http://www.rospa.com/homesafety. Make sure you and your family are aware of the escape routes from your home in the event of a fire.

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SFA: Vital Safety Inspections


Safety inspections on your SFA are essential in order to keep your property running safely and efficiently. 
CarillionAmey run a number of safety checks and inspections during the lifetime of your property. 
You must comply with your Licence to Occupy SFA and when you receive a letter proposing a date for the inspection and asking you to confirm via a Freephone number, please take the necessary action. If you cannot make the proposed date you can call the Freephone to arrange a more suitable date

SFA: Combating Condensation


Condensation is the water produced when warm moist air or steam meets a cold surface such as windows, walls or floors. You might think that you have leaking windows or damp, but condensation can often be a problem in new/refurbished houses – with draught free windows and efficient heating. To control condensation and any associated mould, sources of water vapour need to be reduced to a minimum, whilst establishing the right balance between heating and ventilation.

If you have taken all of the actions in the diagram below and you believe the issue is due to maintenance or the condition of the property, such as a damaged roof or guttering, please contact the CarillionAmey Helpdesk on 0800 707 6000. 

Your Service Family Accommodation Information for Occupants - Utility Bill Management – Move In


Setting up Gas and Electricity Supplier

Monday, 8 May 2017

Livestock Worrying Is A Criminal Offence

Sub- Letting Of Excess UK SFA


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Travelling By Rail? Cut The Cost



If you are a member or a spouse/civil partner of a member of the Regular Armed Forces or Volunteer Reserves you are eligible for a railcard. 
To apply for your railcard please see your 
Unit Admin Office.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Mental Health Organisations - Where To Go For Support

Please click on image to enlarge and click HERE for further information