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November 2016

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The NFF was delighted when the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) announced it would be funding, along with the Army Families Federation (AFF) and the Royal Air Force Families Federation (RAF-FF), a post to lead a transition project, a topic that is important to us...

North Yorkshire County Council is stepping up its support for the children of Armed Forces families in the county's schools. There are already nearly 3,000 Service pupils of school-age in North Yorkshire, one of the largest groups in the country, and the county council is recognised nationally for...

Oxford Brookes University, King’s College London and the University of Aberdeen are conducting research into welfare and support services for the family members of UK Reservists: Families of Reservists: a Mapping Exercise for Support and Welfare (FRAME-SW). The Government and the MOD have publically declared obligation...

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has pledged to support Service spouses and partners in gaining the leadership qualifications to help them further their career. Ensuring that Service spouses and partners are not disadvantaged in finding and staying in employment due to service life is a key...

If your sole/main residence in England is left empty, due to Service-related reasons, then you should be eligible for a council tax discount of 50% on that home for the duration it remains unoccupied. However, in order to qualify for that discount, you must demonstrate that your current...

Bringing up children can be a great joy, but also has its challenges, particularly during periods of separation.  Sometimes undertaking a parenting course can help parents or carers to feel more confident in their approach.  There are various courses available through local Children and Family...

The days of lullabies, trips to the park and help with homework are over. You have gone from being a supervisor of your child’s life to a spectator as your young person takes their first steps of independence. This can be a challenging transition for...

The New Armed Forces Pay Model took effect on 1 April – Pay 16 is designed to be simpler and more transparent than the old model, and aims to make it easier for people to make sense of how their pay changes throughout their Service...

The very British love affair with our weather was clearly uppermost in the minds of WOW (the Met Office’s Weather Website) when they launched a competition for schools to win a state of the art weather station. For Lieutenant Commander Gordon Jones, who teaches Oceanography to...

Many thanks to all those who took part in our 'Wearing of Unearned Medals' survey. We shared our findings with the House of Commons Defence Select Committee who will use this evidence when The Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill has its Second Reading in the House of Commons later this...