Who Provides Social Care Work to the UK Armed Forces?

The duties of the Armed Forces Social Work Service are contracted out to a company called Core Assets, which is independent of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Advertisements

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UK Armed Forces Feedback Processes

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has a number of methods by which staff can submit feedback or suggestions to senior management. These include: The Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS). Tri-Service Reserves Continuous Attitude Survey (ResCAS). These are annual surveys which ask members of the Armed Forces to share their views of service life. The… Read More

The UK Armed Forces & Learning Disabilities

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) recognises four Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), comprising Dyslexia; Dyspraxia; Dyscalculia; and Scotopic sensitivity syndrome. Individuals affected by SpLD are eligible for specific support which may include reasonable adjustments to training and working environments. SpLD is recognised as being an issue that is principally and proactively managed by the individual, supported… Read More

MOD Pay: London Weighting

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has two levels of London Weighting. These are fixed sums of: £3,000 for Inner London; and £1,500 for Outer London. Separately, MOD Police serving in London receive an annual allowance of £3,327 which is linked to Home Office payments. The MOD does not have any other form of geographical weighting… Read More

What is the Shipmates & Oppos Programme?

What is the Shipmates & Oppos Programme? The Shipmates & Oppos Programme is the Royal Navy’s support programme for personnel leaving the Royal Navy (RN), Royal Marines (RM) & Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). What is the Role of the Shipmates & Oppos Programme? Its role is to: Act as a signposting service. It is managed… Read More

What is the Service Parents Coaching Network (SPCN)?

The Service Parents Coaching Network (SPCN) aims to offer coaching to service parents who have returned to work from ‘parenting leave’ (i.e. Maternity, SPL or Adoption leave), and is ideally suited for those who have returned to work within 9 – 12 months. It is envisaged that the network will help the service parent feel… Read More

What is Moodle Mobile?

Courses hosted on the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) can now be accessed offline via the Moodle Mobile App to a mobile/tablet. Courses can be downloaded when connected to the internet for completion offline. The Benefits of Moodle Mobile include: Moodle Mobile enables deployed personnel access to DLE courses whilst offline with all personnel being encouraged to download… Read More