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Monday, 10 December 2018

UPDATE: Poppy Pod Project: Camping village for Armed Forces personnel and their families- Tile Barn Outdoor Centre-Brockenhurst

Membership for 2019 will open in January. 
Please check back nearer the time for further information.

Click Here <<<  to find out what facilities they have and available activities

Please read the terms and conditions
Phone: 01590 623160

       Click Here <<<  For a Quick video tour 

    Click Here <<< For a Bird’s eye view 

Click Here <<< For an Aerial View

Reading Force Christmas Message

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Defence Discount Service - Haven Holidays 2019

Haven have some amazing offers for members at the moment!

Hurry as some offers end very soon. 

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Service Leaver's Guide Online

Click Here <<< to view/download the MOD's latest Service Leaver's Guide
This booklet has been produced to provide help and advice on a range of topics as you plan for your transition to civilian life.  It aims to give useful information on the sort of help you can get, who can provide it and the action you need to take. 

Military Discount - Contract Hire Vehicles

Veterans To Be Able To Apply For ID Cards From 2019

Military veterans are to be given ID card to recognise that they have served.
The cards will initially be given to all personnel leaving the military, while veterans who have already made the transition to civilian life will be able to apply for a service leavers ID card from next year.
The initiative is designed to give veterans easier access to public and charitable support including healthcare and housing.
Veterans are also being asked to identify themselves with their GP as having served, so that they can receive appropriate support.

Military Personnel & Families - Not Everyone Has A Happy Christmas

Personal Support staff provide accessible, independent, confidential and professional specialist welfare services to serving soldiers and their families with any personal or family difficulty.
Some examples of the areas they provide support in:
Child and Adult Safeguarding
Relationship Difficulties
Stress and Anxiety Management
For all Personal Support enquiries and referrals: 01904 882053

Domestic Abuse - Help & Support

Domestic abuse is everyone’s business. The signs that someone is in an abusive relationship aren’t always obvious. 
Relationships aren’t always what they may seem. 

Police are encouraging anyone who is in an abusive relation, or anyone who suspects someone they know to be a victim of domestic abuse, to call them on 101. Or 999 if someone is in immediate danger. 

Help is always available and it is possible to escape.

For further information on other available support services please
Click Here <<<

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Christmas Notice To Dog Owners

Reading Force: Coping with a Partner Away This Christmas

When did you start planning for Christmas? For some it takes all year, and so perhaps no surprise that ‘Christmas’ regularly scores high on lists of common stresses.

Whose turn is it to have the grandparents? What new provision is required for those with special diets? What about partners – how long before they must be together over the festive season? Who sleeps where? Relatives and friends who see a pecking order in accommodation, and length of visit, can be particularly trying. All underpinned by the sheer weight of tradition everyone fears to break.

But in the midst of all this planning, there are many families who already know they aren’t going to be able to spend Christmas together, and so can feel very left out of workplace or school-gate conversations about whose turn it is to be with whom.

There are many people in this position, most notably those who are separated or divorced. But there are also thousands of military families for whom Christmas regularly falls within a period of duty – and enforced separation. Read more Here <<<