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Monday, 22 August 2016

Transiton Newsletter

Transition Newsletter

Transition Newletter Information Sheet - A Planning Guide to Secure Private Accommodation can be seen at the above link.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Leuchars Station SSAFA in service volunteers

Would you like to be a SSAFA in service volunteer?

If sufficient numbers interested we may have a course here at Leuchars in September.

SSAFA, formally known at the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, provides lifelong support to those who have served in the military and their families.  Changes in the needs of client’s means that SSAFA are looking for new volunteers to ensure that those who need help are properly supported.  This rewarding role is an opportunity to offer your time and expertise to benefit those in your community, as well as to develop new skills and meet some inspirational people.
Community volunteers are carefully selected, undergo mandatory training arranged by Central Office and work to a strict code of confidentiality. They report to the community volunteer coordinator, who allocates work and organises training. Duties include the following functions and responsibilities.

•             Practical support such as providing transport to local hospitals and elsewhere.
•             Visiting isolated and lonely families when the spouse is deployed.
•             Supporting the bereaved and helping estranged families.
•             Befriending those who need someone to listen and when necessary putting them in touch with an appropriate agency.
•             Advice to newlyweds, who may be unfamiliar with service life.
•             Assistance to those leaving the Armed Forces, who may be anxious about resettlement into civilian life.

To find out more about becoming an in service volunteer with SSAFA, collect a volunteer application pack from Vron at the HIVE.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Veterans' World News

The new issue of Veterans World is now online, you can view the magazine as a standard PDF on GOV.UK or via ISSUU, a digital publishing platform that’s free to access. We hope that this option will give you a more enjoyable and accessible way to read the magazine.
Veterans World raises awareness of help, advice and support available to veterans and their families via organisations, government, the voluntary and charitable sectors, and is aimed at people who work in an advisory capacity with the public. Its distribution includes HM Prisons, NHS Primary Trusts, Local Authorities, Resettlement Officers, Mental Health care workers, Citizen Advice Bureaux and those who work with veterans organisations.
At Veterans UK we want to make sure that as many Serving Personnel, Veterans and their families are aware of the many kinds of support and advice available to them, when they need it, and that it is up to date.  With that in mind please pass this email on to anyone else in your organisation or who you work with that advises or who may advise veterans and their families.
If you previously received a paper copy, and we had your e-mail address on record, you will be sent a link to each new issue.  If  you would like to receive a link, please send an e-mail to telling us if you are a Veteran or an Advisor and any organisation you are linked with, and we will add you to our distribution list.
We are now accepting article submissions for issue 41, which will be published in November 2016. Contributions are most welcome. If you have an article or press release that is suitable for Veterans World, to raise awareness of an initiative, scheme or organisation that offers help, advice or support to veterans, contact the Editorial Team with details:
Please note these contacts are for Veterans World related enquiries only. Please direct any other questions to -
Veterans UK helpline
Veterans UK
Ministry of Defence

Monday, 1 August 2016