Friday, 12 January 2018

Joint Service Housing Advice Office Presentation - 13 February - Aldershot

Help for Heroes - Career Recovery

The Annington Challenge in conjunction with The Outward Bound Trust - Summer 2018

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Do you know of a young person aged 11-19 who would relish the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime Outward Bound adventure this summer?
The Annington Challenge, run in conjunction with The Outward Bound Trust, gives young people from military families the chance to tackle their very own outward bound adventure and is now open to applications for summer 2018.
Challengers will camp out for two nights or more in some of the most beautiful and breath-taking parts of the UK and get the chance to tackle anything from abseiling, canoeing and gorge-walking to sailing, kayaking and climbing. They tackle these activities in small groups and are helped, instructed and inspired by one of the Outward Bound’s highly qualified and hugely motivating instructors.
The Annington Challenge, like all of the Outward Bound courses, aims to change how young people think and feel about themselves and their lives, by building their personal, social and emotional skills and giving them the ability to thrive at school, in further education, employment and in life. Participants learn a deep appreciation of the balance between risk, reward and responsibility and leave with transferrable, essential life skills, including:
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Listening and communicating effectively
  • Facing a challenge with determination
  • Cooperation and collaboration
  • Maintaining a positive outlook, even when things get tough
  • Effective leadership skills
There are two courses available on The Annington Challenge – the Skills for Life Award and the Serious Adventure Award.

2018 Offers at the Union Jack Club

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The January Issue Of Pathfinder Magazine Is Available Now

The latest issue of Pathfinder International Magazine is now avaialble online.
Our first issue of 2018 is packed with resettlement news, informative features and practical advice on a range of topics incuding:
  • What did the last budget mean for your Forces pension
  • Understanding the ‘Why’ behind opting for a career change
  • Job opportunities in the UK nuclear industry
  • Why 2018 will see more workers saying no to relocation
  • Part 2 of our look at a new career in the energy and utilities sector
  • An insight into the hospitality sector
  • A look at franchising in 2018
  • Advice on how to get on the property ladder with Forces Right To Buy (before it’s too late)
  • Practical tips on how to land ace the interview to your dream job
There’s plenty more with our regular feature from the Officers’ Assocation and Left Right Left magazine,
You can read Pathfinder International while online or you can download it to your phone, tablet or desktop so it’s available to read offline. Download the 3D Issue app via the links below and you will automatically receive each new issue as soon as it is published.


RBL - Social Isolation Project - Survey Closes 19th January 2018

The Royal British Legion is conducting research into loneliness and social isolation within the Armed Forces community.

The Legion wants to explore people’s awareness of loneliness and social isolation, how these issues are talked about and experienced within this community and ways in which we might be able to help.

If you have a connection to the Armed Forces, we would be very grateful if you would take approximately 10 minutes to complete this survey and share the link with any friends and family who also have a connection to the Armed Forces.

Please complete the survey:

There is a closing date of 19th January 2018 for the completion of the survey.

RAF Museum - 100 open cockpits and cabs - 25% off tickets for Serving Personnel and families

Jobs for military spouses: help AFF discover what more needs to be done

Can you help AFF to delve deeper into the reasons military spouses and partners choose to, or not to, work, and the associated challenges you face?
We are working with the Warwick Institute for Employment Research to discover how we compare to our civilian counterparts when it comes to accessing and remaining in employment. To help with our research, we are seeking military spouses or partners to take part in interviews and share their employment experiences.
Volunteer to help us with this important piece of work and receive a £15 Amazon voucher for taking part.
Click here to find out more.

Gloucestershire Child Safeguarding Service - The Front Door

Children and Young People's Sector News

  • You are a professional and have concerns about the immediate safety of a child 
  • You are a member of the public and need advice
  • You work with children and need advice (Children's Practitioner Advice Line)

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