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Veterans’ Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support. There is a huge network of organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, so finding the right one for your needs can be tricky. Veterans' Gateway now makes it quick and easy by being your first...

Introduction The INtouch service enables personnel on operations to send and receive letters originally sent via email, but received in hard copy form. Despite the ever-growing use of Wi-Fi and mobile data-based technology, and the increased use of social media networks and apps, (including Whatsapp, Facebook,...

NHS England has now launched a brand new mental health service which has been specially tailored to support and treat Armed Forces veterans and Service personnel who are approaching discharge. The newly commissioned £9m service, known officially as the NHS transition, intervention and liaison (TIL) veterans’...

If you and your partner argue about money, you are in good company.  Recent research by Relate shows that 55% of people rank money worries in the top three strains on a relationship [1].  The average couple has 39 arguments about money each year [2]....

The 2017 Report of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB) has now been published. Key points to note from this year's report are: • An increase of 1% to all military salaries. • A 1% increase to Compensatory Allowances, Reserve Bounties, Call-Out Gratuity and most Recruitment and...

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has announced a new mailing system to replace the e-bluey for friends and family to send letters to personnel serving around the world. The new contract with Neopost will mean Britain’s Armed Forces will continue to receive hard copy, secure mail,...

Are your dependent children declared on JPA? Declaring dependent Service Children on JPA can enable appropriate allowances to be obtained, enable paternity and adoption leave requests and can have an influence on allocation of service housing and potential assignments. In order to complete the registration process,...

A new Childcare Choices website has now been launched, so that millions of parents can pre-register for the government’s new childcare offers. We know that childcare is important to many Naval families (click here to see our Childcare survey results) so we're pleased to see that Childcare Choices has brought together...

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has announced that Armed Forces personnel will no longer have to face cancellation fees for their broadband and media packages when posted overseas or to another part of the UK. The commitment from the UK’s biggest broadband providers representing 95 per cent...