Monday, 12 February 2018

Worthy Down Cinema Club

Worthy Down Cinema Club is now up and running!

Worthy Down community now have a Cinema Club with films via Cinelink 

To see the listings of films shown join the Worthy Down Cinema club Facebook group or contact Flt Sgt Gary Reid: 01962 887008

Forces Cinema FAQ



Discounts are available at Birdworld:
Concession: Senior Citizens, Students with valid ID and Military personnel with valid ID.

Ripple Pond: A self-help support network for the adult family members of physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel and Veterans

FULL DETAILS: Ripple Pond website


Joint Service Housing Advice Office - Housing Briefs 2018

More details JSHAO

Friday, 9 February 2018

RAF Deployment: Storybook Wings

The RAF Association provides recording equipment to parents for them to record their chosen stories. Once edited, a soundtrack is added to give each story a really special feel. The completed CD is then sent to the children in a personalised CD cover, and is ready for them to listen to whenever they like.

If you require a Deployment Information pack contact Marchwood HIVE or Flt Sgt Reid - Worthy Down Welfare.

Your nearest RAF HIVE is RAF Odiham.

Tel: 01256 367422

Welfare Communications Everywhere

Welfare Communications Everywhere, or WelComE, provides all UK service personnel deployed on ‘welfare-entitled’ deployments and exercises with publically funded calls, voicemail and internet access.
For any questions regarding the WelComE service, please contact the WelComE Customer Contact Centre (WCCC) for more information (open from Monday - Friday 06:00 to 22:00 (UK)) by emailing

February School Holidays: What's on......

20th January –all year
Forestry Commission: The Highway Rat Activity Trails
20th January  - 29th March
Mottisfont Heath Robinson Inventions Trail @ Mottisfont - National Trust
10th – 18th February
Hands on half term at Beaulieu
10th -18th February
Half Term Trail @ Lepe Country Park
12th – 15th February
Lepe Country Park: Bird box bonanza, Marine craft day, Bush craft
10th February – 29th March
Spring Trail @ Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
All year round activities
Winchester Science Museum – Various activities
10th - 18 February

Half Term fun at City Mill (National Trust)
14th February
Family Activities at Winchester Cathedral

16th & 17th February
Meet the Romans at City Museum
Find more activities and events at the following links:

INtouch mail service for UK armed forces personnel: service guide

The INtouch system replaced the e-bluey service on 1 April 2017.
INtouch messages are alternatives to Forces Free Air Letters (FFALs), known as ‘blueys’, and are also free to send.
The service allows users to upload letters, photos and documents via the internet, which are then securely printed and sent to their recipient.


Imail INtouch service: quick start guideCLICK HERE

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Quest Resettlement Magazine: Feb 18

Pathfinder Resettlement Magazine: Feb 18

Soldiers Magazine: Feb 18

British Army New Website

The British Army have now launched the new look website, 

Take a look HERE

Government Tax Free Childcare scheme

In September 2017 the UK Government introduced a
new Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme to replace all salary
sacrifice schemes introduced from 1989. As a result the
MOD Childcare Voucher scheme, currently run by Sodexo,, will close to new joiners on
31 March 2018.

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Sodexo have put together an information sheet and video comparing both schemes to help you decide which scheme is best for you.
Please click here for a link to Information sheet

For the video, please follow the link below: 

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

RAF HIVE Information Service

RAF HIVE Information Offices support the Chain of Command and tri-Service community through the provision of up to date and relevant information.

RAF HIVE Information Officers are able to provide an extensive range of information on relocation, the local unit and civilian facilities, places of interest, schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities.
Communication is fast and effective. RAF HIVE staff network worldwide, resourcing national and local information as needed. Information on future relocations is one of the key areas of information support and is available either in advance or on arrival at the receiving unit. RAF HIVE staffs are also involved in providing Operational deployment support, including information on ways of communicating with deployed personnel and other useful info.
RAF HIVE Information Officers are not trained in welfare counselling, however, they are able to offer initial support to individuals and can advise referral to those professional agencies best suited to the individual's circumstances. All RAF HIVE staff are bound to a Code of Confidentiality.
RAF HIVEs provide a comprehensive information service; it is recognised and valued by the Chain of Command and tri-Service communities for its professional approach, initiative and commitment to deliver.
To find the RAF HIVE you require CLICK HERE....

Royal Navy: Welfare Information Support Teams

Welfare Information Support

The Welfare Information Support Team is the first port of call for the Service Personnel and their families and friends who are looking for the advice, support and resources they need to deal with the rigours of life in the Royal Navy. These demands go beyond those of civilian life, such as pressures that come with separation from family and friends, or the potential dangers of deployment, to name just two. 

The resources delivered by the Welfare Information Support Team ensure that Service Personnel look our for, and after each other, and that they're more than the sum of their parts - and that they meet the Royal Navy objective to: "...provide accessible support services that strengthen and enhance the resilience and resourcefulness of Naval Service personnel, their families and communities."

Portsmouth (HMS Nelson): The Portsmouth Information Office, located within HMS Nelson, exists to provide bespoke information to the Service Community throughout Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.

Your Information Support Officers are: Lauren Halpin (Outreach Support) and Sara Joyce.

Get in touch: 
Tel: 02392 722151
If you prefer to use Social Media you can also post on our Facebook page, Tweet us @RNRMWelfare #WIOPortsmouth or post in the Welfare Information forum.

Other areas: For opening times and specific information on your local information office clink on the links.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Monkey World: Kid for a Quid - Half Term

Boarding Schools Fair - Tuesday 20th February 2018

AFF: Employment Survey


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