This Army HIVE is open for visitors. An appointment system is in place so before your visit please email or phone the HIVE to book one. Please also ensure that ‘Hands, Face, Space’ is adhered to within the HIVE building and office to protect all visitors and staff. Alternatively our staff are available to answer your queries by email and telephone during the advertised office hours.

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Friday, 5 April 2019

Future Accommodation Model (FAM): Update for all personnel

What is the FAM pilot? A pilot is being developed to help us understand how personnel will choose to live in the future and how we can improve FAM. It is a chance for Ministry of Defence to test the policy and the way it is delivered before a decision is made about whether to roll out FAM across the UK.

Where and when? Confirmed pilot sites are HMNB Clyde (starting from 30 September 2019), Aldershot Garrison (starting from 31 January 2020) and RAF Wittering (starting from 31 May 2020).

What if I am assigned to a pilot site? We will keep you updated and ensure information becomes available as the pilot is developed. You can find out more on the FAM website and the full JSP will be available in summer 2019.

Universal Credit

Many people within the Armed Forces Community have been effected by the changes to Welfare credits/benefits the introduction of universal credit and other changes. The attached document gives brief details but more importantly links to help the pathway through changes. Please pass to anyone who you feel could benefit from this information. The newsletter, whilst produced by West Mercia, is applicable to all

Monday, 1 April 2019

Home-Start provides confidential independent family support

A service for all families including those within the Armed Forces because childhood can’t wait…

What can you expect from Home-Start?
There are hundreds of reasons why families find life difficult. Last year, local Home-Start volunteers helped more than 600 armed forces families just like yours in the UK, Germany and Cyprus.

Find out if Home-Start is in your area, please telephone our team:
0116 464 5450
Home-Start UK: The Crescent, King Street, Leicester, LE1 6RX. Charity no. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SC039172