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

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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

AO & SSAFA Team Up to Offer Discounted Appliances

AO, an online electricals retailer, and SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, have teamed up to offer discounted appliances to troops and veterans in need. The domestic devices are purchased by the charity at reduced cost and, so far, 148 items have been delivered to beneficiaries. Johanna Kaufmann, secretary of the charity’s Clwyd branch, praised the… Read More

How Strong Relationships Affect Military Morale

Of all the potentially dangerous professions in the world, few compare with the extremes faced by military personnel. There are benefits: regular medical checks, exceptional health insurance, generous vacation allowances, educational opportunities, and excellent pay. But soldiers on active service face the possibility of death, serious physical injury, or mental scars. For those in service,… Read More

Sleep & Military-Connected Couples

Research Paper Title Perceived partner responsiveness, pain, and sleep: A dyadic study of military-connected couples. Background The health-promoting influence of supportive close relationships has been extensively documented, yet the mechanisms of this effect are still being clarified. Leading researchers have theorised that examining particular interpersonal interactions and the mediating intrapersonal processes they facilitate is the… Read More

Military Divorce: How Is It Different?

Introduction Many things you will do in the military will be much different than you would experience them in civilian life, and the same is true for getting divorced. If you or your spouse are in the military and you are divorcing, you will experience common issues that other couples who are divorcing face, but… Read More