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NHS Coronavirus Updates for the Armed Forces Community

31 March, 2020

  The NHS are now producing regular Coronavirus Updates  for the Armed Forces Community, relevant for Service Personnel, Families and Veterans. The most recent version, dated 3 July, is at the link.  The NHS has also produced some excellent Coronavirus information aimed at the Armed Forces which is available for all to use and share. […]

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First ever UK-wide veterans strategy launched

The first ever UK-wide strategy on the delivery of support for veterans was published on 14 November 2018. Produced jointly between the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments, and including the Northern Ireland Office, the ‘Strategy for our veterans’ outlines a new vision and principles to support those who served, as well as their families, in […]

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Forces in Construction Insight Day

Are you looking for your next challenge? Whether you’re ex-service personnel or soon to leave, or a family member, all ranks and backgrounds are invited to meet national and North West based construction and civil engineering employers at the Forces in Construction Insight Day. They’ll be showcasing the employment, career and training opportunities in the […]

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Supporting Service children moving between schools in England

In collaboration between the Department for Education and the Ministry of Defence’s Directorate for Children and Young People there are changes to the Common Transfer File (CTF) from September 2018. The CTF is the means by which state schools and local authorities in England transfer pupil data when a pupil moves from one school to […]

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Hull City Council have been awarded grant to lead a sub-Regional Partnership

Hull City Council have been awarded grant to lead a sub-Regional Partnership between Hull City Council; Doncaster Borough Council; East Riding of Yorkshire Council; North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council. The Partnership are working together to strengthen the delivery of local Armed Forces Covenants and the support available for the Armed Forces Community. […]

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MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) – 2019 Bidding Round Dates

Following a recent announcement by the Secretary of State for Defence that the Education Support Fund would be extended for an additional two years, the bidding round for 2019 is due to open on Friday 14 September 2018, closing at 1800 hours on Friday 19 October 2018. The ESF is open to publicly-funded schools, Academies […]

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Launch of Veterans and Families’ Directory of Services (VFDS)

An easy-to-use application to help organisations and front-line staff that work with and support Veterans and military families has been launched by Northumbria University, working with the Ministry of Defence. The Veterans and Families Directory of Services (VFDS) helps the user to locate services that are available in their area. These have been grouped into categories […]

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New support service for veterans launches

A new drop-in centre to support ex-service men and women or their families has been set up at Stafford Library. Ex-service men and women or their families will now be able to get emotional, financial and practical support at the library on Fridays between 10am and 2pm. The drop-in sessions are being offered through local […]

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