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Friday, 29 July 2016

100 + Tips for Cheap School Holiday Family Fun

The long school summer holidays are upon us and the little ankle biters will need entertaining once again. There’s no need to break the bank though, our guide is jam-packed with free and cheap activities to keep the little ones busy, plus deals and tricks for cheap family days out.
Click here for Martin's advice.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Scotty's Little Soldiers - A Charity for Bereaved UK Forces Children

Nikki Scott lost her  Husband and father of two, Cpl Lee Scott in 
Afghanistan in 2009.Having witnessed first hand the devastation 
losing a serving parent can have on a child she has founded Scotty’s 
Little Soldiers, a charity to provide support for bereaved British 
Forces children.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Alert - Holiday Fraud

This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

(Please do not reply or forward this email directly; please use the Reply, Share buttons at the bottom of this message) Message sent by (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)
With summer holidays fast approaching, individuals are often more 
exposed to travel booking frauds when looking for last minute package 
deals / cheap flights. Whether paying upfront for a family holiday or simply
booking a flight, payments are transferred only to discover that the 
holiday / airline ticket does not exist and was sold to you by a bogus
travel company. Fraudsters will often lure in potential customers with
low prices and ‘one time only’ offers that are simply too good to pass up,
requesting payment by the preferred method of direct bank transfer.

Protect Yourself

  • Avoid responding to unsolicited calls, texts or emails offering
           holidays at incredibly low prices.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

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Change for Life

Forces Families - Financial Help

Joining forces – Savings and loan repayments taken straight from pay.
The MoD has made possible for three of the UK’s leading credit unions
to join forces and make simple saving accounts and loans available to
the armed forces and their families.

Forces families whose credit ratings are damaged by the demands of 
the job are to be offered cheap loans and good savings accounts. A 
new government –backed credit union service will help Army, Navy and
RAF personnel struggling to build a credit rating. 

Overseas postings and call-ups at short notice often make it impossible to 

show evidence of regular payment – deterring lenders from offering cheap
deals. Now a trio of credit unions will allow personnel and their families 
to repay loans from them through their pay packets and offer the chance
to save regularly.

Historically, credit unions are locally run financial services firms offering 
loans and current accounts to the less well-off. Like a mutual, credit
unions are jointly owned, run, managed and controlled by their members.
They make a profit from lending and attracting savings, and use this to 
give savers a return while trying to cut loan rates. Credit unions are
typically set up by a workplace, a small community housing association
or trade union.

Over the past four years, credit unions saving rates generally have been 
as high as 3pc. Personal loan rates are expected to start at 4.5pc.

For more details, apply for a loan or savings plan go to

East Riding Leisure - Bridlington


Have you got the MOD ICE app? 20,000 others have!

The MOD ICE (In Case of Emergency) app produced by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) has now been downloaded 20,000 times by British service personnel and their families since its launch in October 2015.

The JCCC, part of Defence Business Services (DBS), provides a focal point for casualty administration and notification and requests for compassionate travel (for those personnel serving overseas) in respect of members of the British Armed Forces at any time and will take immediate action for service personnel and their families when an emergency occurs. JCCC offers immediate support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to all in uniform and their loved ones should an incident occur.

National Insurance Credits for Spouses

New National Insurance Credits for Service spouses and civil partners to help protect your future State Pension

From 6 April 2016, spouses and civil partners of Service personnel will be able to apply for a new type of National Insurance (NI) credit to protect their State Pension.

The new Class 3 NI credits have been introduced in recognition of the fact that accompanying on deployment overseas may have affected a Service spouse or civil partner’s ability to work and pay NI contributions. This could potentially result in a gap in their NI record and could affect the amount of State Pension they receive in retirement. The new DWP credits have been taken forward under the Armed Forces Covenant, which states that members of the Armed Forces and their families should receive fair treatment from the nation which they serve. More information about the Armed Forces Covenant can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/armed-forces-covenant. It is estimated that this could benefit up to 20,000 individuals, ensuring that they do not miss out on their State Pension.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

East Riding Leisure Voluntary Sports Clubs

Clip 'N Climb

CarillionAmey - Walk Away Cleaning Scheme

To  view the video about the Walk Away Scheme
Please use the following link :
Walk Away Scheme

Great Day Out - Bridlington

JSHAO - Housing Options

There are a number of considerations to take in to account when you are thinking about your future housing needs. Remember you are an individual and have your own circumstances. Therefore, it is unlikely that one handout will provide answers to all your questions. However, in the Joint Service Housing Advice Office, our experience shows that some of the same questions come up regularly and so this may help you if you are starting to consider your housing options. 

Fostering within East Riding of Yorkshire

Leconfield DBI Wi-fi

Monday, 4 July 2016

Additional needs adaptation in SFA

MOD Veterans Support

To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme this week, Defence Business Services has produced a short 30 second film to highlight MOD’s veterans support.

See the film on facebook at  www.facebook.com/modveteransuk or
search facebook for ‘MOD veterans uk’ where the film is pinned to the top.

CA SFA: Everyday Living – Repairs And Maintenance

Repairs and maintenance in your Service Family Accommodation.
What are YOU responsible for?