Friday, July 29, 2016

Services insurance and investment advisory pane (Siiap)


New Discounts from Defence Discount Service (DDS)

HUNGRY HORSE
Defence Discount Service welcomes the
Greene King brands Hungry Horse, Fayre & Square and Flaming Grill
They are offering 20% discount off food from Monday-Friday when you show the voucher on our website along with your Defence Privilege Card. The voucher can be printed off or shown on the mobile app to staff.
Please visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk for all the details.


















MANCHESTER UNITED
Manchester United are offering discounted tickets for Wayne Rooney's Testimonial 3rd August 8pm KO. Tickets are priced £15 for adults and just £5 for under 16s. Please visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk for all the details.















HOLIDAY HYPERMARKET
Defence Discount Service welcomes

Holiday Hypermarket offering members £40 off their holidays.

For offer details, full terms and conditions and to get your exclusive discount code visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

JOINT SERVICE HOUSING ADVICE OFFICE - HOUSING OPTIONS


Scotty's Little Soldiers - A Charity for Bereaved UK Forces Children

Nikki Scott lost her  Husband and father of two, Cpl Lee Scott in Afghanistan in 2009.
Having witnessed first hand the devastation losing a serving parent can have on a child she has founded Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity to provide support for bereaved British Forces children.



Scotty's Little Soldiers - A Charity for Bereaved UK Forces Children



ABC - EATING DISORDER SUPPORT


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CA JOBS FOR SPOUSES

Jobs for Dependants.  CarillionAmey are keen to employ military spouses as they feel they are well suited to the roles, having the experience of living in SFA and being a military family.  All vacancies can be found on the CarillionAmey website atwww.carillionamey.co.uk/chttp://www.carillionamey.co.uk/careers/vacancies

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ECDL


JCCC APP

Have you got the MOD ICE app? 20,000 others have!

The MOD ICE (In Case of Emergency) app produced by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) has now been downloaded 20,000 times by British service personnel and their families since its launch in October 2015.

The JCCC, part of Defence Business Services (DBS), provides a focal point for casualty administration and notification and requests for compassionate travel (for those personnel serving overseas) in respect of members of the British Armed Forces at any time and will take immediate action for service personnel and their families when an emergency occurs. JCCC offers immediate support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to all in uniform and their loved ones should an incident occur.

As part of the JCCC’s work, the team developed the MOD ICE app that offers a ‘click and call’ facility to direct the user to the most appropriate source of help if they are faced with a family emergency. The app guides the user to the correct point of contact even if the emergency is to be managed outside of JCCC’s remit, for example by service welfare or a charity partner.
Available from the Defence Gateway internet site – www.defencegateway.mod.uk - MOD ICE has reached 20,000 downloads in just nine months, but the aim is for all members of the British Armed Forces and their families members to have the app on their phone or mobile device.

To download MOD ICE for Apple or Android devices, Service Personnel need to visit Defence Gateway on the mobile device that they wish to host the app. From the App Store, they can download the free app and then repeat the action with the relevant devices of family members. MOD ICE can be downloaded multiple times from the same Defence Gateway account.

Once downloaded, the Service Person’s name, rank and service number, together with the most relevant welfare officer’s details are entered into the app. It’s then ready for use by both the Service Person and their wider family at any time of day or night – whenever it is needed.

MOD ICE runs alongside the JPA P001 card. It is imperative that Service Personnel should also remember to keep their Emergency Contact and Next of Kin details on Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) up to date and make and maintain a current Will.

FUTURE ACCOMMODATION MODEL - SURVEY

Future Accommodation Model – Survey for Service Personnel and Spouses
The Ministry of Defence is thinking about how it provides Service Personnel with accommodation in the future. This follows the SDSR commitment to make a new accommodation offer to help more personnel live in private accommodation and meet their aspirations for home ownership. The proposals are still in development. Future Accommodation Model (FAM) is still at an early stage. No decisions have been finalised, and the details are likely to change.

It is important that Service families, wherever they are in the world, have a chance to feedback their views on how they would like accommodation to be provided. Families are requested to complete the AFF survey to provide their views and feedback and to help influence the decisions being made.
Service Families Federations are hosting the Big Survey 2016 – Future of Housing. AFF has three Fitbit Flex to giveaway for those taking the survey (those wanting to be entered for a chance to win one will need to include their details at the end of the survey).
See the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/affbigsurvey2016web
For more information on the Future Accommodation Model, visit the AFF website - http://www.aff.org.uk/linkedfiles/aff/latest_news_information/20160623-futureaccommodationmodelbriefingforfamfeds.pdf

WALK AWAY CLEANING SCHEME


NATIONAL INSURANCE CREDITS FOR SPOUSES

New National Insurance Credits for Service spouses and civil partners to help protect your future State Pension

From 6 April 2016, spouses and civil partners of Service personnel will be able to apply for a new type of National Insurance (NI) credit to protect their State Pension.

The new Class 3 NI credits have been introduced in recognition of the fact that accompanying on deployment overseas may have affected a Service spouse or civil partner’s ability to work and pay NI contributions. This could potentially result in a gap in their NI record and could affect the amount of State Pension they receive in retirement. The new DWP credits have been taken forward under the Armed Forces Covenant, which states that members of the Armed Forces and their families should receive fair treatment from the nation which they serve. More information about the Armed Forces Covenant can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/armed-forces-covenant. It is estimated that this could benefit up to 20,000 individuals, ensuring that they do not miss out on their State Pension.

LATEST OFFERS FROM DEFENCE DISCOUNT SERVICE



















AL FRESCO HOLIDAYS
Al Fresco Holidays are offering some great discounts at the moment for members, like this 7 nights in France from £644 per family.
Remember, members also get an extra 10% saving too! Log into www.defencediscountservice.co.uk to find out all the details.



BOARDMAN BIKES We would like to welcome Boardman Bikes to Defence Discount Service!
They are offering a FURTHER 5% OFF already reduced prices on any of their Factory Outlet bikes. For the link and code please visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk



















Hotels.com Save an additional 10% with Hotels.com for the code and Terms and Conditions please visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk



















TALKTALK We are delighted to welcome TalkTalk to Defence Discount Service.
They are offering some amazing discounts for members, like this Half Price Plus TV for just £10 per month. To view the rest of the offers and see all the details please visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

Friday, July 8, 2016

FORCES RUN





















Forces Run is a military assault course style game where players can run the course playing as either the Army, RAF, Navy, Royal Marines or a Civilian, scoring points to try and get your chosen Force to the top of the leader board. Currently the RAF are on top so it would be great to get see if the Army can mount a comeback.   

The game can be played on desktop, mobile and tablet - just click on the image.

MENTAL HEALTH FLYER