Friday, 29 January 2016

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Volunteer with Forces Children through SSAFA

Getting the most out of MoneyForce

Keeping Families Safe on Social Media

It's always a good idea to keep yourself safe on social media so here's some good 
help and advice to make sure your privacy settings are set correctly.
Perhaps a quick safety check idea for all the family, after dinner.
Social networking sites are great for keeping in touch with family and friends,
 and letting the world know what you’re up to.
The ‘Online engagement guidelines’ make it clear that we encourage the safe
 and responsible use of social networking sites.
This page contains guidance on how to stay safe and to think about
 what you post online. Remember, that there may be those who use such sites
 for unsavoury reasons.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

NHS England to ask Military Veterans How to Improve Mental Health Services

NHS England is today asking armed forces veterans to share their experience of mental health services and help improve future care across the country.

The launch of a national survey will help improve the care available for veterans as they move from military to civilian life.

The survey is a chance for veterans to share their experiences and views of existing mental health services and to understand the reasons why some people have not sought or received support and treatment. In addition to seeking views from veterans, family members and carers, as well as staff and organisations that are providing treatment and support in this area are all able to take part.

The NHS currently provides 12 mental health services across England specifically for veterans. They enable specialist staff to care for ex-forces personnel with mental health needs, direct them to the most appropriate service and give them effective treatment. With new contracts due in the next year, this is an opportunity to develop future services that take account of current experiences.

To view the full article on this topic visit:

More information about the survey is at this link:

To complete the survey click HERE

Friday, 22 January 2016

Furniture and Removals - A Step by Step Guide

Carillionamey Walk Away Scheme – BT Phone Line Issues

Carillionamey are currently experiencing difficulties with the Walk Away scheme phone lines for which BT are responsible. BT are working on providing a solution but are unable to advise when the work will be completed and normal service resumed. 

In the meantime, please can any customers wishing to contact the Walk Away team contact them via email on

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Make a New Start with Big White Wall

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Visas, citizenship and passport applications made easy

StepChange Debt Charity: 7 Days, 7 Ways Debt Support Programme

One week. Make it count.

Take control of your finances in 2016 with our 7-day email programme of support and practical advice.

Feeling like your finances are unmanageable can make dealing with your debt a daunting prospect. But you can take control of your finances again with our 7 Days, 7 Ways email programme.

What is 7 Days, 7 Ways?

Each day for a week we'll send you an email linking to practical advice to help you with your finances. Written by our expert debt advisors, the programme is the perfect starting point in dealing with your debt.

The 7 Days, 7 Ways email programme will talk through a range of different subjects that will help you take steps to deal with your debt. By following the steps, at the end of the 7 day programme you will:
  • know exactly what you owe
  • understand where you spend your money each month
  • know which payments are priorities
  • have ideas to boost your income
  • know what to do next
Not only will the 7 Days, 7 Ways programme help you to identify the financial challenges you face, but more importantly it’ll enable you to confront your debt with confidence.

Monday, 18 January 2016

MoneyForce Advice on Dealing With Debt

At this time of year we're bombarded with hints and tips of how to sort out our Christmas debt. Whatever you think about all the hype, getting your debt to a manageable level is key to starting the year in as good a position as possible. So, if you’re too busy with more important things, we set out what’s available to you and your family so all you have to do is choose your mode of action and get cracking.
Phone, online or face-to-face help
You can choose how you want to communicate, but the important thing is that you do engage in some way. Your situation might not be as bad as you think, but if it is, there are experienced people around who can help at no charge.
If you live in England or Wales, contact The Royal British Legion’s Contact Centre on 0808 802 8080 8am-8pm 7 days a week (calls are free from UK landlines and main mobile networks), pop in to a Pop in Centreor try live chat
From abroad call the Legion on +44 (0)20 3376 8080.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Monday, 11 January 2016

FREE APP launched by the NHS in Gloucestershire

If you or any of your family have an illness or injury and you’re not sure what to do, a website and free app have just been launched by the NHS in Gloucestershire to help. Advice ASAP lets you search for symptoms specific to adults or children and gives advice on self-care and remedies to try at home. 
Alternatively, if you need further medical attention, there are links to the opening hours, contact details and directions to your nearest GP, pharmacy, health access centre, out of hours clinic or emergency department. 
Visit today to try it out.