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Friday, 26 January 2018

Money Advice Service: Buying a home


Work out your overall buying and moving costs, first time buyer advice, and tips and tools to help you work out what you can afford: Buying-a-home
Learn about different kinds of mortgages, from repayment and interest-only to shared equity and buy-to-let: Types-of-mortgage
Get started with our beginner's guide to mortgages, getting the right deal, and tips if you're struggling to pay: Help-with-mortgages



Tools to help you get Money Fit



ENTER: www.moneyforce.org.uk

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Help for Heroes - Armed Forces Families Suffering In Silence

ARMED FORCES FAMILIES SUFFERING IN SILENCE ON BLUE MONDAY

One in four admit their well-being is suffering yet stigma is stopping many from speaking up.
In the run up to Blue Monday, Armed Forces Veterans’ charity Help for Heroes is releasing new research which reveals that one in four (23 per cent) partners or family members of an Armed Services Veteran or Service Person state that their own wellbeing and mental health has been directly affected as a result of their family member’s situation. Worryingly, they are suffering in silence as one in eight (16 per cent) said they would try to cope with any issues alone, with only 5 per cent saying they would seek help from a mental health professional.

It’s the stigma of speaking up as an Armed Services partner or family member that is the main reason many of those surveyed have not spoken up. Worryingly, reasons cited in the research include 39 per cent of those who would try to cope alone stating that they “don’t feel [they] have the right to seek help”, almost half (43 per cent) say they “need to be the strong one”, and 16 per cent admitting they would be “afraid of appearing weak”. One in three would turn to a family member, friend or other veteran wives/families before approaching their GP or a medical professional.

Depression and anxiety are just two mental health conditions that affect almost one in three (30 per cent) of affected family members of serving and ex-Personnel.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

City Tots Toddlers - Term-time 10-11.30 - City Church Chester, Campbell Memorial Hall, Boughton Rd, Chester

City Tots is a volunteer led toddler group organised by City Church Chester. Our desire is to provide a safe environment for toddlers and caregivers to have fun and to connect with others in their local community. 

Join us....  Thursdays 10-11.30 am term time.

Further details can be found HERE

Playtots - Holy Trinity Church, Blacon - Thursdays 1.30-2.45pm



Further information can be found HERE

Monday, 22 January 2018

Jump2it Trampoline Park - Autism Friendly Session - Thursdays 6-7pm


Jump2it Trampoline Park in Deeside hold Autism friendly Sessions on Thursdays 6-7pm.  
Click HERE to see timetable and book

Victory Services Club - London

VSC - A PRESTIGIOUS MILITARY MEMBERS CLUB IN THE HEART OF LONDON

We offer accommodation, dining and respite for members of the Armed Forces. We also host corporate events and weddings for non-members.
Further details can be found at https://www.vsc.co.uk/

The Volunteer - Winter Edition


The Volunteer is the official magazine of North West Reserve Force Cadet Association (NW RFCA). The magazine provides a quarterly, action-packed round-up of news and events from the Reserve Forces, Cadets and wider Armed Forces community in the region: our special features explore in detail aspects of training and kit, including Reservist deployments and Cadet camps; regular interviews provide an insight into the lives of the people in our region who serve in the Reserve Forces and volunteer for the Cadet organisations; and, our round-up of people, places, news and events celebrates the achievements of adults and young people across the North West of England and the Isle of Man.
To read the on line edition,please click HERE

What Next? Forces Resettlement Guide - Issue 3 2017

To read the latest on-line version
please
click HERE

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

NHS - Use The Right Service

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Pharmacists can advise on a wide range of common illnesses and ailments: https://www.nhs.uk/staywell#gu8x9mgj1dA4kjOT.97

NHS Choices - 12-week Weight Loss Plan


If you're overweight, making small, realistic changes to  your diet and level of physical activity can help you look weight

Follow the NHS 12-week weight loss plan

Monday, 8 January 2018

Breastfeeding Support Groups - Cheshire

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Anyone who is breastfeeding their baby is welcome to come along to the local breastfeeding support groups. Lots of help on hand if you need it, or just come along for a chill and a chat!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Defence Discount Service - Mobile App

You can quickly & easily find everything you want right from the main screen. Time sensitive offers appear at the top, your virtual card and offers near me underneath. Collections of offers are a touch away underneath followed by multiple rows of companies each with offers. Extra features are positioned at the bottom. It is both visually stunning and beautifully simple. 
To register/login or to find out more details, please click HERE

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2017


To view this document in full please click here

Armed Forces Covenant Numbers in 2017

SSAFA - Lifelong Support for Forces and Families


We are SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. We provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families, whenever and wherever they need us:

Tel: 0800 731 4880
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