Friday, July 31, 2015

COMBINED ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CASS)

The Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) for Service Families Accommodation (SFA) replaces the 4 Tier Grading (4TG) system in April 2016, in both the UK and Worldwide (less British Forces Germany that will be subject to special arrangements).  The successful implementation of CAAS SFA will rely on an accurate and timely programme of survey, which SFA occupants and their CoC are strongly encouraged to support.  Service Personnel (SP) who live in SFA should engage in the process and discuss how the changes will affect them with their spouse/civil partner and seek guidance through their Chain of Command (CoC) where they do not understand how it will. 

A major programme of SFA survey is being conducted throughout 2015.  From June, UK SFA that is occupied may be surveyed and affected occupants will be written to by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) regarding appointments.  SP should inform their CoC if they are to be surveyed and they will be afforded time off work to support surveyors who will need to access the property – surveys should take no longer than a couple of hours.

Occupants of UK SFA will receive individual letters containing further information about how CAAS will affect them from July 2015, including an estimate of what the charging band will be for their SFA in April 2016. Between September 2015 and February 2016, occupants will receive a further letter confirming the actual CAAS band and the transition plan.  Implementation of CAAS for Single Living Accommodation (SLA) is planned for no earlier than April 2017.


An ABN that details CAAS implementation is attached to this order.  It has a number of useful links and attachments that may help you (and your spouse/civil partner) understand the process and changes that will take place between now and April 2016.  Your CoC will assist you if you do not understand the detail. 

TO VIEW THIS DOCUMENT IN FULL JUST CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

Monday, June 29, 2015

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Become a Home Instead Caregiver

We are looking to recruit more wonderful and genuine individuals to join our caregiving team to support our clients in and around the towns of Thirsk and Ripon.
Home Instead Senior Care provide a wide range of non-medical care services assisting older people to remain at home where they're most happy and comfortable. Services include companionship and home help. Home Instead are less about rushing around and more about building a long term relationship with clients. We aim to match the requirements of clients to the experiences, interests and personality of their caregiver and offer a minimum visit of one hour. This person-centred approach makes a real difference to the quality of care that clients receive.
As a result of a growing demand for our services we’re looking for caring and compassionate individuals to join our team who are interested in a rewarding and extremely flexible part time career. We offer full training so experience is not necessary but you may have had personal experience such as looking after a loved one.
We regard it as a special privilege to look after people with love, care and compassion.
 
We offer a competitive rate of pay and various other benefits including progression through NVQ courses, paid training, paid holiday, mileage allowance and membership to our staff discount scheme.

You must be a car driver and able to work some hours on alternate weekends.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Home Instead Caregiver then please call the Ripon office on 01765 530400 or Thirsk on 01845 440510 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/thirsk

Each Home Instead Senior Care® franchise office is independently owned and operated.

Friday, June 26, 2015

JOB VACANCY


IRISH FERRIES - 10% DISCOUNT


Irish Ferries have generously renewed their MOD discount, with an offer of a 10% saving on bookings.

To book, please email clubdeals@irishferries.com with the MOD booking code - available from the HIVE - and the details below:



* Names of all travelling
* Are any of the passengers in a wheelchair
* Dates of travel (out and return)
* Route
* Times of sailings
* Cabins/Seats (if required)
* Car make and registration number
* A postal address
* A contact mobile phone number for the driver

For full details of sailings, ships and ports please visit the Irish Ferries website at:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NORTH YORKSHIRE CHILDREN'S TRUST


SODEXO VACANCIES





DEFENCE DISCOUNT SERVICE




Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GO OUTDOORS


SODEXO VACANCY


CARILLION AMEY


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BIG WHITE WALL - ARMED FORCES DAY


BFBS RADIO TAKES TOP SPOT IN NEW YORK


BUSY BEES DARLINGTON OPEN DAY


COTSWOLD OUTDOOR INCREASED DISCOUNT FOR ARMED FORCES DAY

In support of Armed Forces Day, Cotswold Outdoor have increased the discount level for Armed Forces Personnel to 20% from the 26th June to 5th July as well as offering VAT free delivery to BFPO addresses. For an outstanding range of outdoor clothing and equipment visit your local store, shop online at Cotswold Outdoor or call 01666 718576 for details. Cotswold Outdoor are proud supporters of Armed Forces Day. NOT TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER OR DISCOUNT. ONLY VALID WITH PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION IN-STORE OR BY QUOTING AF-AFDAY-20 ONLINE. OFFER VALID FROM 26.06.15 UNTIL 05.07.15

ARMED FORCES DAY


Monday, June 22, 2015

FREE ENTRY TO DRAYTON MANOR FOR ALL SERVING ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL

















Drayton Manor are proud to salute for our Armed Forces and launching from Saturday 27th June for the remainder of the season until Sunday 1st November. Any serving member of the MOD with a valid ID card will gain FREE ENTRY to the park. Remember to book your friends and family tickets 7 days in advance for the cheapest option or book via the Defence Discount Service.

PILATES COURSES






ST AIDAN'S BABY AND TODDLER GROUP

We run on a Monday and a Friday morning, 9.15 - 11.15 am, in St Aidan's Church Hall (next to Wavell School). Cost is £1 per ADULT and you can bring as many children along free of charge.  Included in the cost is unlimited tea/coffee and a small snack for each child.  

An activity is set up every session for parents/carers to enjoy with their children.  We run term time only.  

Contact information is by ringing/texting Barbara on 07795 085561 or you can visit our facebook page 'Baby and Toddler Group - St Aidans Church Hall'. 

CASTLE EXPLORERS EVENTS

Friday July 3rd
Castle Explorers BINGO NIGHT 7.30pm St Aidan's Church Hall

Saturday August 1st
Castle Explorers FAMILY FUN DAY
11 til 3 St Aidan's Church Hall

Bouncy Castle, Craft Stalls, Food, Drinks and a "Frozen" surprise

Car Boot spaces available £10 if booked in advance or £15 on the day. Table top spaces for craft stalls etc also available at £10 per table to book a space email 
lindsaysykes71@gmail.com or ring 07751699031

TOPCLIFFE COMEDY NIGHTS


Friday, June 19, 2015

RIPON LIBRARY EVENTS



CLICK TO SEE THE COMPLETE PROGRAMME

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE


RIPON STORYTIME


RIPON MUSICAL STORYTIME


EVENTS IN RIPON



EMPLOYMENT EVENT FOR SERVICE LEAVERS

Employment for Service Leavers

Transition Force, an initiative sponsored by BT that's committed to helping ex-service personnel build networks of support and find employment. We're running free workshops up and down the UK over the next few weeks -

Wolverhampton on June 18
Leeds on June 25
and
Manchester on July 2

See the link event page with all of the event info and sign up details

This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the MOD



NIK PICKARD PHOTOGRAPHY - MOD DISCOUNT


Thursday, June 18, 2015

LOWER WENSLEYDALE YOUTH PROJECT


DALES COUNTRYSIDE MUSEUM


SUNDERLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW


SODEXO VACANCIES




FUTURE STEPS SUMMER SCHOOL


ROSEDALE CARE HOME EVENTS



WAGS CHOIR EVENT


RICHMONDSHIRE MUSEUM EVENTS




New BFBS Catterick Studio Opens in ‘Hub’ of Community

The BFBS Catterick studio has been officially opened by the Garrison Commander, Colonel Stephen Padgett, who marked the occasion by cutting a ribbon and a huge ‘BFBS’ cake.

“BFBS is a hugely important part of life for the military and their families overseas, and now increasingly, here in the UK,” he said. “It's our best method to get our message out there in a way which people trust and engage with.”

BFBS Catterick’s shiny new studio is on Horne Road, on the site of the former Thrift Shop. With the purpose-built studio, office space and meeting room, the BFBS reporters and presenters are well placed to serve 4th Infantry Brigade and the units based in and around the garrison area.

Chris Kaye, presenter of the BFBS Catterick breakfast show, said: “I'm delighted to broadcast every morning from our stunning new studio. We're part of a welfare hub along with the Infantry Training Centre and the Royal Dragoon Guards’ families office, so it’s a terrific location that brings us even closer to the forces community.”

The opening was a celebrated with a performance of traditional Nepalese dancing by Anjita Limbu, who entertained all of the guests, including 90-year-old D-Day veteran, Jock Hutton.

UK Bases Station Manager, Chris Pearson, said:  “The BFBS team – Chris Kaye, Warwick Meade and Hannah King – are really happy with their new home and the opportunities the facility will give them to add value to the morale and welfare of the military and their families, friends and supporters.”

“We're so grateful for the support of the Garrison in finding us a great space in a location that puts BFBS Catterick at the heart of the forces community.” 


Listen to BFBS Catterick locally on 106.9fm, or via the BFBS smartphone app, or online at http://www.bfbs.com/radio/locations/catterick . Connect via social media on Twitter @BFBSCatterick and Facebook.

RBL BIKE RIDES 2015

Live On Cycle Challenge
12 July 2015
This fully supported 100 kilometre bike ride starts at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst in Surrey and wends its way via RAF Odiham in the Hampshire countryside to Portsmouth's Historical Naval Docks on the south coast thereby joining all three of her Majesty's Armed Forces together in one route.
The ride is mostly along quiet hilly and at times narrow country B-roads and lanes through the rolling Hampshire countryside and idyllic villages. The route crosses both the North and South Downs then climbs up, past the village of Southwick (General Eisenhower's HQ during Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings), onto the spine of Portsdown Hill and past Napoleonic-era forts to enjoy fantastic views over Portsmouth, the Solent, the Isle of Wight and most importantly the finish. These views make a great backdrop for photographs before the headlong downhill into Portsmouth and the Historic Naval Docks.
We are very pleased to be working with Greenrock events who will be providing logistical support on this ride.
Registration
Registration cost is £40
Sponsorship target is £150
If you achieve your sponsorship target 4 weeks before the ride you will receive an official Royal British Legion cycle jersey.

What's included
·         Catered pit stops to keep you going
·         Fully signposted route
·         Hard copy directions
·         Downloadable GPX file
·         Training support
·         Medical support
·         Mechanical support.
·         Full support prior to the ride including training advice, equipment check list and information on the ride to help you prepare
·         A medal for everyone who completes the ride
·         A certificate of achievement
·         A Royal British Legion fundraising pack
·         A dedicated point of contact

More information
Please contact us if you would like any more information on our bike rides.
Call 020 3207 2273

AFF VACANCY


KRISPY KREME DISCOUNT


AWS COMMUNITY SUPPORT SUMMER PROGRAMME


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SODEXO VACANCIES






SUPPORT SCHEME FOR THE FORCES

Armed Forces Day June Offers on iPhone with ForcesFones


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CIVILIAN HOUSING BRIEF