Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Fulwood Community Centre - Trips for Under 5's


Fulwood Community Centre - Messy Play


Fulwood Community Centre - Cooking Course


Fulwood Youth Club Programme May/July


Fulwood Barracks Youth Club Programme

Youth Clubs

Youth Clubs is on Wednesday night 4.30-6pm in the Community Centre with an entrance fee of £1 per session.  All participants must be over 5 years old.  All new members must complete a registration form before coming into youth club for the first time.

Volunteers

Youth Clubs rely on the support of volunteers to ensure that the session can go ahead.  All volunteers must have a returned DBS clearance before you can volunteer in Youth Club.  It is a great opportunity to learn new skills working with children and young people and there are free training opportunities available.  If you’re interested or could commit one evening every now and again please get in touch to arrange filling in a DBS form and induction. 

Car Seats

The Government guidelines say: ‘Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135cm tall.’   So please could all parents whose children fit this criteria ensure a suitable car seat is provided for all trips where transport is required or we’ll be unable to take them.  There is information on booster seats and a mark on the wall if you want to measure your child.
Contact Information

Phone:  01772260473 (please leave a message for me to get back to you)

Please check the HIVE HQ blog for up to date information www.prestonhive.blogspot.com




Date
Activity and Information

Wednesday 26th April


Quiz Night

Wednesday 3rd May


Seed Planting

Wednesday 10th May


Paper Plane Challenge

Wednesday 17th May


Fire Breathing Dragons

Wednesday 24th May


Water Play (may get wet!)

Wednesday 31st May


NO YOUTH CLUB

Wednesday 7th June


NO YOUTH CLUB

Wednesday 14th June


Outdoor Sports

Wednesday 21st June


Games Night

Wednesday 28th June


Hoop Night

Wednesday 5th July


Stone Animals

Wednesday 12th July


Sports Day

Wednesday 19th July


Picnic at the Brook






Thursday, 20 April 2017

Childcare Choices - increase of free places

Tax-Free Childcare Tax-Free Childcare will be available to millions of working families across the UK, and over time it will replace childcare vouchers, which will close to new entrants from April 2018. Voucher schemes remain open to existing members. 
Eligible parents with children under 12 (under 17 for disabled children) will be able to set up an online childcare account to pay their childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in, the Government will add £2, up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child, per year (£4,000 per year for disabled children). 
To qualify, parents must be in work, this includes self-employment, and each expected to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and earn no more than £100,000 per year. Using the Childcare Checker, parents will be able to find out which providers have signed up in their area. 
The scheme will gradually become available to different age groups from 28 April 2017 with all eligible parents being able to access the scheme by the end of 2017. Parents who have registered with the ‘keep me updated’ tool will be notified when they become eligible. 

Childcare providers have a pivotal role in Tax-Free Childcare. They need to sign up so that parents can use Tax-Free Childcare to pay them; thousands have already done so. To find out more about the new and existing offers, including the introduction of 30 Hours free childcare from September 2017 for eligible working parents and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk where you will find the childcare calculator www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to help you compare the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for your family. 
MOD personnel based within the United Kingdom will have the same access to these new Childcare Choices as any other citizen, in line with the Armed Forces Covenant. Since 2013 the Ministry of Defence has been working closely with other government departments to ensure that these changes to childcare choices can be mirrored, so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, for entitled MOD personnel based outside the United Kingdom. Full details of the required changes or additions to MOD policies will be published shortly, once the changes have been published on the Government’s Childcare Choices webpage. Alternatively, email: DCYP-DCYP-Mailbox@mod.uk for further information.

DIO - SFA - Compensation Scheme











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MOD Police - Recruiting


Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme


Broadband providers drop cancellation fees

Broadband providers drop cancellation fees for armed forces personnel 
17/03/2017
Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel has announced that armed forces personnel will no longer have to face cancellation fees for their broadband and media packages when posted overseas or to another part of the UK not covered by their current provider.
 
The commitment from the UK’s biggest broadband providers representing 95 per cent of Britain’s broadband market comes into force immediately, and will benefit tens of thousands of forces households in the UK and abroad.
The change agreed to under the tenets of the Armed Forces Covenant includes BT, EE, Plusnet, Talk Talk and Virgin Media, who have all committed to treating military personnel fairly when cancelling their contracts.
Up until now, members of the armed forces deployed overseas or to different part of the UK not covered by their provider could be forced to pay a cancellation fee. They will no longer have to face this cost and be disadvantaged due to the mobile nature of service life
The Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel said:
“Our armed forces are sent all over the world and across the country to help keep our country safe and they should never be disadvantaged because of this. The removal of cancellation fees by leading broadband providers is yet another example of the Covenant in action, which is making sure our brave personnel are treated fairly. It’s a welcome move and we’re looking forward to seeing what more British businesses can do to support our military.”
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or have previously served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged by their service. Delivery partners include businesses and trade bodies, charities and community organisations, local authorities and government departments.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Transition Information Sheet 10










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Free Training and Job Placement Programme - Amazon Web Services


Veterans' Gateway

There is a huge network of organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, so finding the right one for your needs can be tricky.

We make it quick and easy by being your first point of contact for whatever support you need, whether you are based in the UK or abroad.

Many of our team are veterans themselves so they understand the issues that people face after leaving the Armed Forces.

They work with people on a one-to-one basis, connecting them with the right support as soon as possible.

Who is part of Veterans’ Gateway?
Get in touch
Find information and advice by clicking HERE

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The new imail INtouch system takes over from the e-bluey on 1 April 2017.


Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has announced a new mailing system for friends and family to send letters to personnel around the world.

The imail INtouch system will allow our personnel to stay in touch with friends and family as they work to protect the UK across the world. Crown Copyright

The new contract with Neopost will mean Britain’s Armed Forces will continue to receive hard copy, secure mail, including photos, from their loved ones, for free and with no break in service as the new imail INtouch system takes over from the e-bluey on 1 April 2017.

To find out more click on the link below;

www.gov.uk/government/news/improved-mail-service-ensures-loved-ones-can-stay-in-touch