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, 26 July 2019

Assessing risk of harm to children and parents in private law children cases

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has launched a public call for evidence on how the family courts protect children and parents in private law children cases concerning domestic abuse and other serious offences.

The panel is particularly keen to receive evidence of any harm caused to children and/or parents during or following private law children proceedings, where there are allegations and/or evidence of domestic abuse or of other crimes creating a risk of harm to children or parents.

The aim is to better protect vulnerable parties in their journey through the courts and build a more detailed understanding of any harm caused during or following proceedings in these cases.

The consultation closes on 26 August 2019.

For more information please see:

Consultation on Code of Practice for Victims of Crime

The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation that aims to strengthen the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code) – a statutory document which sets out the minimum level of service victims can expect from criminal justice agencies, including the police and courts.

Under the code, all victims of crime – whether they choose to report it or not – are entitled to a range of support and information to help them cope and as far as possible recover from its effects. However, victims and groups representing them felt that the code’s complexity and inconsistencies in the way it is applied across the country mean that some victims are missing out on the support they are entitled to.

For example, in recent years only 15% of victims said they were given the opportunity by police to make a Victim Personal Statement (VPS), despite it being one of the Code’s key entitlements. In addition, 69% of victims choose not to report their allegations, and so may not be aware of their rights under the Victims’ Code.

Ministers are therefore seeking views from victims, charities, criminal justice agencies and anyone with an interest in the issue on how best to raise awareness, as well as making the Code clear and accessible so that it better meets victims’ needs.

The consultation runs until 11th September.
For more information see:

Friday, 19 July 2019

Transition IPPD Newsletter issue 17

Click HERE to view or download this newsletter

Monday, 15 July 2019

Service Family Hot Topics - Accommodation Support

Financial Resilience - a reminder of sources of support

Financial resilience: there are various support measures that are currently in place for Service Personnel. Summarised as follows: 

Money Force provides education and help to Service Personnel struggling with financial debt.

Credit Unions:

  •  Access to ‘payroll deduction’ system, enabling personnel to save with, and pay off loans from, specific credit unions. Payments are direct from salary or pension at source.
  • *Details in MOD internal document 2016DIN08-005 (Plane Saver Credit Union, London Mutual Credit Union, Police Credit Union).
  •  Pay Day loans.
  •  London Mutual (not for profit) offer a maximum of 3 months and up to £400 at an APR of 42.6% (=£24.35 in interest)
  • * PlaneSaver offer Pay Day loans of £1000 over 12 months at an APR of 26.8%.
  • * Compare to other lenders such as Quick Quid, who offer an APR of 1,294%.
  • * The Credit Union also offers longer term loans at a lower APR for larger amounts - i.e £15k at 5.9% APR – repayment direct from salary.

SIIAP is an organisation which regulates Independent Financial Advisors, specialising in providing services to members of HM Forces – all of which are FCA approved.

Please contact your local HIVE if you require further information

Army Engagement Group

Service Personnel and commercial disadvantage - please take the survey

The Armed Forces Covenant recognises that Service Personnel, Veterans and their families can have more difficulty accessing commercial products and services than other citizens, we call this commercial disadvantage.
The Armed Forces Covenant team is working closely with organisations that provide commercial products and services to identify and remove this disadvantage.
Please complete this SURVEY to help us to understand better the experiences of the armed forces community.

Armed Forces Covenant Video

A video has been released 'Did you know how the Armed Forces Covenant supports you?'

E-resource: Adjusting to life outside the Armed Forces

 Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership launches innovative e-learning programme aimed at those leaving or who have left the Armed Forces (Service Leavers and Veterans)
Warwickshire County Council, on behalf of the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership has launched an innovative e-learning resource for those who are leaving or have recently left the Armed Forces and their families.
This training programme has been designed to support those leaving or who have left the Armed Forces and helps in the process of adjusting to life outside of the Armed Forces. It addresses issues that are commonly experienced within the transition and adjustment process such as acquiring accommodation, employment, health as well as personal and family adjustment. It also raises awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and the support that exists for veterans and their families.
These free and specially designed modules were created by the Armed Forces Covenant Team within the Warwickshire County Council, in collaboration with ex-serving personnel, Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations and organisations within the local partnership. The work was majority funded by WCC with additional funds coming from the MOD Covenant Fund.

The e-learning is available at From here individuals will be able to work through different aspects of the module such as Housing, Employment, Adjusting etc .
Background: The Covenant Fund was launched in 2015 and is an annual £10 million fund from the MOD to support the Armed Forces community. On 1 Apr 18 this moved to be an independent trust; the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund. The Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund has 4 broad funding themes, which are:
* removing barriers to family life;
* extra support after service for those that need help;
* measures to integrate military and civilian communities and allow the Armed Forces community to participate as citizens;
* and non-core healthcare services for veterans.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Future Accommodation Model (FAM) Information

Click HERE for all the latest information on FAM, including trial dates.