Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.

To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.

A link to the report can be found on the gov.uk website can be found HERE

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFAs Stepping Stone Homes based in both the North East and the South of England provide short-term supported accommodation, help and advice to female service or ex-serving personnel, the female spouses or partners of serving or ex-serving personnel, and their dependent children.

Support is also provided to women without children or whose children may be living elsewhere temporarily, those seeking accommodation due to welfare needs, and Foreign & Commonwealth cases. The above list is not exhaustive. Each case will be considered individually.

Our homes provide a comfortable, secure and female-only place to stay for as long as it takes the resident to get back on their feet. From our clean and well-maintained communal spaces to private areas for each resident to make their own, we make our houses like home for however long the resident is with us.

The schemes are also registered with local authorities as refuges for those fleeing domestic abuse and, as such, their locations are not to be disclosed to the public. Referrals can be made via the email addresses below:

North - Longside House : longside@ssafa.org.uk South - Gildea House: gildea@ssafa.org.uk Head of Housing: Amanda Deakin on Amanda.d@ssafa.org.uk

Bovis Homes - Armed Forces Offer


RAF Medical Reserves Clinical Seminar - 13th October at RAF Brize Norton

Friday, 11 August 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

Summer Special: Great ideas for summer holiday fun! Across Gloucestershire

Beechenhurst Lodge & Picnic Site - Sculpture Trail, play area, cafe, climbing tower and Tree Top Junior. 
Open from 8am every day. Free to enter: More details here
Berkeley Castle: School Holiday Activities - Story-telling, Jesters and 'Have a go' Archery. 
Monday-Wednesday, throughout the school holidays: More details here
Boogie Beat: Summer Sessions - Energetic and fun, combining music and dance with 
carefully structured learning at Bishops Cleeve Community Centre - 
31st July,  7th,  21st & 28th August: More details here
Cheltenham Library: Summer Reading Challenge - Join us at Cheltenham Children’s Library 
for crafts - 9th, 15th & 16th August: More details here
Cheltenham Science Group: Summer Science - Tuesday to Saturday until 2nd September 2017 
- including Be Creative Thursdays and Friday Fun: More details here
The Cheltenham Trust: National Play Day 2017 - 2 August from 11:00 at Pittville Park. 
a range of fun and engaging activities for children and families: More details here
Cleeve Common: Kite flying - Family Fun Friday: More details here
Edufun Gloucestershire: Culture Club for Kids - A bespoke languages and culture club 
for children and young people - 24th July to 25th August: More details here
Funky Warehouse: Parent & Toddler Mornings - Weekday mornings, 9am-12pm: More details here

Big White Wall: August social media campaign

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August Hanley Moo's

Friday, 4 August 2017

GO Outdoors Further Discount

With your Military ID we give an extra 10% off the discount card price, so that's 10% off with your defense discount card plus a further 10% discount.