Thursday, 25 May 2017

ARMY & YOU Magazine - Summer Edition

FREE hard copies of the magazine
are available from the HIVE

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Veterans’ Gateway - Supporting Ex Service Personnel & Their Families

Veterans’ Gateway is here for any ex-service personnel and their family looking for support. We can be contacted 24/7 from anywhere in the UK or abroad. 
To get support, visit:

Need support? As the gateway to a network of partners, we can connect you with the right support quickly and easily, by assessing your needs at your first point of contact. Get in touch with us to get support with employment, finances and housing, to independent living, mental well-being, physical health, and much more.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Bovington Military Wives Choir


New members welcome.

Get Qualified With CRS

Book online or contact Corporate Risk Systems for further information
Phone: 01332 527107

UK Schools Directory 2017-2018

Monday, 22 May 2017

Domestic Abuse: Guidance and Support for the Armed Forces Community

This government site is for members of the armed forces community 
who are male or female victims, perpetrators looking to change
their behaviour, military or civilian practitioners, chain of command 
or concerned family and friends.

For further information CLICK HERE

Understanding Autism

Do you know what small actions could reduce
the overload that autistic people face?

CLICK HERE to find out

Joint Service Housing Advice Office

Purbeck Citizens Advice - Free Drop In Clinic At Bovington HIVE

The Wareham Branch of Citizens Advice Bureau run an outreach service at 
Bovington HIVE (King George V Road) every Tuesday from 9.30 - 1pm. 

The service is free, confidential and open to all Military personnel, service spouses, MoD contractors, Civil Servants and Civilians living or working at Bovington or within the local area.

Please call in and speak to one of the advisors. Appointments are not neccessary - first come first serve basis. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

MOD Housing Referral Scheme

The MOD Referral Scheme is coordinated by JSHAO to assist some service leavers to get accommodation via housing associations.
Some housing associations ask JSHAO to nominate personnel as tenants for vacant properties. Being on the MOD Referral Scheme provides an additional route to secure housing.

The MOD have recognised that some service leavers have difficulty in accessing social and affordable housing. Through this scheme the donating housing associations are able to help people who otherwise may have problems being prioritised high enough to have a realistic chance of being housed by local authorities.

Applicants must be:
  • armed forces personnel within 6 months of their discharge date
  • currently occupying service accommodation, the Services Cotswold Centre or a hostel
Applications for the scheme can be accepted from service leavers, married or single, and from separated spouses living in SFA.

Further details on

Find the cheapest petrol prices in your local area

Compare petrol prices in your local area by visiting 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Turn2us - Financial Support To Armed Forces & Veterans

If you are a serving member of the armed forces or a veteran, there may be benefits, grants or other financial support available to you and your family.

There are a number of military charities that provide support, each with their own set of eligibility requirements. Help may be available to you from one of these charities if you:

•Are still serving

•Are a veteran

•Serve or served as a regular or reserve, because of the Second World War or National Service

•Had a long or short period of service

•Are the partner, spouse, widow, widower or dependent child of someone who served



Bovington - Memorial Hall Bookings

To book the Memorial Hall for children's parties, one off events & activities contact Mrs Valentine Simson
on 01929 403496 during working hours.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Blandford Camp - Community Centre Bookings

You are politely reminded that you must leave the facility clean and tidy, all toys and furniture put back in place. cutlery, utensils washed and put away.

The Garrison Community Centre is located beside the Londis Shop on Camp.

SFA: Vital Safety Inspections

Safety inspections on your SFA are essential in order to keep your property running safely and efficiently. 
CarillionAmey run a number of safety checks and inspections during the lifetime of your property. 

You must comply with your Licence to Occupy SFA and when you receive a letter proposing a date for the inspection and asking you to confirm via a Freephone number, please take the necessary action. If you cannot make the proposed date you can call the Freephone to arrange a more suitable date

Thursday, 11 May 2017

SFA: Pets in your home

If you wish to keep a domestic pet* in your Service Family Accommodation (SFA) you must seek permission. 
You can do this by using the e-1132 form when applying for your SFA.

If you are already living in your SFA you will need to contact the CarillionAmey Occupancy Services team and request permission. The team will also need to approve applications for any further pets you bring into your home.

Once you have received approval to keep pets, please remember that this can be revoked by the MOD if the rules set out in JSP 464 Chapter 7 are not adhered to. 
Pet owners in SFA also have other responsibilities...

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Friday, 5 May 2017

Armed Forces Pension on Divorce or Dissolution

This booklet explains the various options available to split or share an Armed Forces Pension on a divorce or civil partnership dissolution.  
Information is contained that is relevant to the Service person and the estranged spouse.
Solicitors dealing with an Armed Forces Pension on a marriage breakdown may also find this booklet useful.

To view other Armed Forces Pension guidance booklets (2005 scheme) please click here

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Save On Train Travel With H.M Forces Railcard

Did you know if you are a member or a spouse/civil partner of a member of the Regular Armed Forces or Volunteer Reserves you are eligible for a H.M Forces railcard?
Save 1/3 on adult fares and 60% on kid's fares throughout Great Britain for 12 months with a Forces railcard.

Click HERE to see how to obtain one.

Being Mum And Soldier Is Stressful - Big White Wall

Being mum and  soldier is stressful.
Be sure to get the support you need with BigWhiteWall.