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Thursday, 3 December 2020

Storyhouse Chester - Open

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Education Support Fund - Results

2021 MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) - Results

The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) is delighted to announce the results from the 2021 MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) bidding round

The MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) is open to publicly funded schools, Academies and Free schools in the UK attended by Service children, where schools are faced with mitigating the effects on those Service children whose parents are subject to frequent mobility/deployment.

This year’s ESF has been particularly welcomed by schools across the UK, with DCYP receiving a total of 115 applications requesting just short of £4.8 million.

The bidding round closed on 7 October 2020 and all applications supported by the funding panels will receive either full or partial funding. In total, 72 applicants secured funding from the 2021 ESF (19 full, 53 partial) and the funding will directly benefit approximately 16,500 Service children across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Result letters were circulated to all applicants at the end of November 2020; all grants will be paid before the end of the current financial year.​

Healthwatch Cheshire West - Survey About Health, Care and Wellbeing During COVOD-19

Healthwatch Cheshire are conducting an ongoing survey about people's experiences during the Coronavirus pandemic

Take the Survey:

Tier 2 Restrictions in Cheshire West and Chester

National lockdown has ended in England and the Government has placed Cheshire West and Chester in Local COVID-19 Alert Level High (Tier Two). Find out what this means for you in our detailed 'your questions answered' section online HERE.

British Army Are Included in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List

We are delighted to be included in the @InclusiveTop50 UK Employers list 2020. 
 Those on the list are recognised as champions of best practice across all strands of diversity:


OPSS launches Christmas online toy safety campaign

OPSS has produced safety tips on how to shop safely online for children’s Christmas toys.
CLICK HERE for details

Wrap Around Care - Catterick Garrison


Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Understanding the challenges with mensturation of Service Personnel

We are inviting Service personnel who currently have “periods”, or have had periods during their military careers, to participate in a short survey to share their experiences. We want to use your experiences having periods both on operational deployments and on exercises to inform options on how MOD can better support you.

We want to gain an understanding of how you have coped, any challenges or barriers you may have faced, and what you would like to happen in the future.

You will be asked to answer a series of questions in an online survey which will ask about your experiences of having periods while serving in the UK Armed Forces. It will take about 15 minutes to complete.

This research is being conducted by MOD researchers to understand this issue on behalf of Minister for the Armed Forces.

Your involvement is entirely voluntary, and the survey is anonymous with no way of identifying you as an individual from your responses. You will be given an option to skip any questions you are not comfortable responding to and you can withdraw at any time from the survey up until you submit your response without any consequence, and you do not have to provide a reason.

The survey closes on 21st December 2020 and works best in Google Chrome.

Please click here to take the survey

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Army Mediation Service