Monday, 24 April 2017

Information for Service Leavers - Transition Information Sheet 10

Please click HERE to read Transition Information Sheet 10 in full


Intouch replaces E-Bluey - To view the Quick Start Guide please click HERE

Education in Scotland - An Introductory Guide for Service Families

Education in Scotland - An Introductory Guide has been produced with the full backing of the Scottish Government, and provides personnel either in Scotland or moving to Scotland with a comprehensive guide to all phases of education, with handy information and advice.  

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.
The Veterans Gateway makes 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.
Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist.
For more information on this fantastic service please click below

Monday, 3 April 2017

Family Breaks that may apply to you

SSAFA Breaks -
SSAFA have short activity breaks in the UK that are free to service families. They are for young people with an additional need/disability and their siblings. Additionally they offer a free break to young carers.

Familiy Activity Breaks (FAB) -
If you have a child up to the age of 19, who has suffered a bereavement of a serving loved one, then FAB breaks maybe for you. The breaks are for the family.

Holidays for Heroes
Holidays4Heroes provide short breaks for wounded personnel, their families and the bereaved. Holidays 4 Heroes is not a charity, we are a non profit community support group.

Calvert Trust
The Calvert Trust has three centres which offer activity holidays, they welcome applications from Armed Forces Families through 'Uniting Service Families with disabilities' bursary scheme.

Poppy Pods - if you enjoy the outdoors why not enjoy this fantastic facility? Tile Barn Outdoor Centre-Brockenhurst

We would like to introduce the Poppy Pod Village that is our legacy to Armed Service personnel. These Pods are here in perpetuity to recognise and remember the sacrifices made and faced by the Armed Forces Community.
The wooden camping Pods are sustainable and environmentally friendly with solar panels.  The Pods provide residential holiday/respite facilities for service personnel, veterans and their families. The Pod Village has been designed with accessibility in mind, please see the access page for full details.
This project has been made possible with the help of the Armed Forces Community Covenant, the Royal British Legion Brockenhurst Branch and Hampshire County Council.
Ex military and current serving military can use for free at weekends (max 2 nights) and school holidays (max 4 nights).
  • School holiday dates are based on Hampshire School holidays only
  • Arrival time 4pm, departure time 10am
  • Bring up to 7 immediate family members (maximum)


Adventurous activities will be running during your stay every Saturday morning (for weekend bookings) and Tuesday/Thursday mornings (for week bookings). The activities available can be seen in the table below, please be aware that charges apply. These can be booked in advance or on arrival by speaking to a member of staff and paying in full. A medical form will need to be completed for each participant. Activities are subject to change or be cancelled if the centre is busy with other bookings.
  • Young Person’s Medical and consent form
  • Adult Medical Form
Become a Poppy Pod Member by phoning the centre on 01590 623160 to pay a £15 fee.