Online Initiative to Help Military Dependents Find Work

An online initiative to help military dependants find work is going from strength to strengthdespite the disruption caused by Covid. The Forces Families Jobs website, which offers training and employment opportunities for partners and offspring of Service personnel, was set up in September 2019, some six months before the pandemic brought normal life to a… Read More

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New Book to Aid Military Children

A Bespoke children’s book designed to help youngsters understand and process the thoughts and feelings associated with life in military families has been distributed to Army households in Stafford. The brainchild of Captain John Kennaugh (Royal Signals), the unit welfare officer at 16th Signal Regiment, the project was financed by a £10,000 grant from the… Read More

How To Execute a Military (House) Move

Moving to a new place can be difficult for any family, but it can be even more challenging for military families. The constant moves and deployments can wear on you – both mentally and physically. But there are steps that you can take to make the process easier – and in some cases, maybe even… Read More

What is Military Spouse Day (US)?

Introduction Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the United States. Background Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces. Each year, the US President normally commemorates this day with a ceremonial… Read More

A Quick Overview of Childcare for UK Service Children

Free Wraparound Childcare Pilot Launched The wraparound childcare pilot commenced at RAF High Wycombe and RAF Halton at the start of the Autumn term, 01 September 2020 and will continue for an academic year. The second phase of the pilot is due to start in the Plymouth area and Catterick Garrison at the start of… Read More

Childcare Scheme Extended to Plymouth

The Wraparound Childcare (WAC) scheme is extended to Service personnel in the Plymouth area following a pilot scheme. WAC provides funding to eligible parent(s) with children between the ages of four to 11 years old with up to 20 hours per week of free before-and after-school childcare during term time; parent(s) can choose an OFSTED… Read More

Mortgage Deal for Military Personnel

Mortgage adviser Matt Colley is waiving broker fees for military personnel and veterans as a way of thanking them for their service to community and country. The 45-year-old, founder of Bristolbased Moving Experience, is offering the same deal to medical staff after his children received treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit at Southmead Hospital.… Read More