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Date Posted: Monday, 14 September 2020 @ 15:09
   With various social restrictions still in place acrossthe county, the Trust were keen to support engaging and enjoyable projects thatsought to overcome the current challenges we are all facing and deliveractivities that bring people together in a safe way.Life in lockdown:Each of the projects supported had to show theiractivities could take place safely during any ongoing social restrictions. Thishas led to a great mix of distance le...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 23 June 2020 @ 11:44
“Mental healthis equally as important as physical health” is the view of fitness educationprovider Study Active’s Managing Director James Luscombe. With this philosophyin mind, Study Active, who are an established provider of ELCAS funded Health& Fitness qualifications, are now proactively encouraging MoD personnel tostudy for their Level 2 Mental Health Awareness qualification - and betterstill, the course can be funded by ...
Date Posted: Monday, 15 June 2020 @ 13:30
#DoingOurBit started as a passion project for Julie Davis, DeputyChief Operating Officer at the Clinical Research Network West Midlands.  As the physical and emotional impact oftreating Covid-19 patients took its toll on her 190-strong workforce, Juliewanted to pull together some free workouts and relaxation sessions to help hercolleagues cope.  The initiative caughtthe eye of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust which wanted to offer the ...
Date Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2020 @ 14:22
On Remembrance Sunday last year, the nation watched as thousands of people took part in the Cenotaph March Past in London to remember our fallen heroes. Among them were a large group of children, recognisable in yellow and black scarves, all who have lost a parent who served the country. They are all members of Scotty’s Little Soldiers - a charity that supports bereaved British Forces children.With income currently low for all charities due...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 11 February 2020 @ 10:05
Cable Telecommunications Training Services (CTTS) a regular exhibitor at the BFRS Employment and training fairs has won an award from BT/Openreach. CTTS is a tier 1 supplier to Openreach, delivering training to Openreach employees. We also deliver accreditation training to its suppliers providing licensing to work on the Openreach One Fibre Network and Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) scheme .CTTS has been delivering award winning resettlemen...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 @ 13:34
South Yorkshire Police joined in the Invictus Games Trials celebrations on 25 July 2019 by signing the national Armed Forces Covenant.By signing the covenant, the force has pledged its commitment to supporting armed forces veterans, recognising the value they contribute and acknowledging that serving personnel and military families should be treated with fairness and respect.Moving forward, the force has pledged to: Support the employment of vete...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 December 2019 @ 13:54
The home of BritishArmy infantry training opened its doors to a range of MOD personnel on Thursdayin a bid to show off the state-of-the-art techniques being used to developwarfighters.Infantry TrainingCentre (ITC) Catterick invited nearly 100 people to witness how modern thinkingand new equipment is turning millennials into effective troops that canrepresent their country with pride.New methods includewhat is known as Blended Learning, which invo...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 December 2019 @ 13:20
Scotty’s Little Soldiers, thenational charity for bereaved British Armed Forces children, is calling onpeople in the UK to wear their favourite bobble hat on Friday 6thDecember and raise money to support the children our fallen heroes have leftbehind.  Jodie Whittaker, star of DoctorWho and Broadchurch, is supporting the campaign and urging people up and downthe nation to get involved in Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ Bobble Hat...
Date Posted: Monday, 25 November 2019 @ 14:23
Richard Toy, CEO and John McDonough, Fleet &TWS Co-ordinator for RSS Infrastructure Ltd, attended the Armed Forces CovenantEmployer Recognition Scheme Awards on Tuesday 12th November 2019 atthe National Army Museum, London.Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiarybusinesses, RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd, were honoured to beofficially awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award alongside other UK employers.All attendees we...
Date Posted: Thursday, 10 October 2019 @ 07:45
Remembrance is a time of honouring our fallenheroes and this November The Scotty Challenge is being launched in memory ofthose who lost their lives fighting for our country, and in support of theirchildren left behind.Not for the fainthearted, The Scotty Challenge isa high endurance workout that has been created by respected performance coach andathlete Tanya Haeffele. The Scotty Challenge has been organised byScotty’s Little Soldiers, the ...
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 September 2019 @ 10:32
A brandnew ‘one-stop-shop’ website, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ), went live on 17thSeptember, providing free access to employment and training opportunities tofamilies in the UK’s Armed Forces.Finding employment:Familiescan apply for jobs with companies and organisations who are ‘Forces family’friendly – who understand the unique challenges that come with being a familymember in the Armed Forces. They can use thi...
Date Posted: Monday, 9 September 2019 @ 14:09
1,000 BritishMilitary Personnel were deployed to the Caribbean in 2017 to assist afterHurricanes Irma and Jose.  They have beendeployed again to provide support in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian.  The Armed Forces Community (AFC) are able toadapt to any given situation, coping under extreme pressures.  The skills needed in situations like theseand civilian life, prepares the AFC to always ready for what is thrown at them.Briti...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 @ 08:48
Forces Families Jobs is an exciting new employment and trainingplatform specifically designed to support service families into meaningfulemployment and provide opportunities for training and development.It’s being delivered by a tri-Service partnership between theNaval Families Federation (NFF), Army Families Federation (AFF) and Royal AirForce Families Federation (RAF).The aim of the project is to create a platformthat bridges the gap...
Date Posted: Thursday, 23 May 2019 @ 13:53
D-dayrevisited has become one of the latest organisations to receive funding fromthe Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme, using their funding to createa national tribute and legacy to the veterans of Normandy and the D-Daylandings. The Armed ForcesCovenant Fund Trust has awarded a grant of £20,000 to support thisextraordinarily poignant garden - and its move to Normandy.  TheD-Day 75 Garden is a national tribute and lasti...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 26 March 2019 @ 08:00
A teenager fromPreston is aiming to become the youngest soldier in the world, and the thirdyoungest person ever, to row across the Atlantic Ocean.17-year-old KianHelm, a Kingsman undergoing training to join the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment,has embarked upon a gruelling fitness regime with three other servicemen to getready for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in late-December.“I’m lookingforward to working together as a te...