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New Forces in Mind Trust Grant: ‘healthcare navigator’ for need of Birmingham Armed Forces community

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has teamed up with the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) and the Tavistock Institute to pilot a new model of care to support our local armed forces community with a £97,507 grant from the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).

A newly-appointed ‘healthcare navigator’ will lead an initiative to raise awareness of the needs of the armed forces community among NHS primary care staff and develop a dedicated service to help serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families access a range of health, social and third sector support.

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2017 – the centenary of The Women’s Royal Naval Service

2017 marks the centenary of the formation of The Women’s Royal Naval Service. On Wednesday 8th March, a number of specially invited guests will be present as HRH The Princess Royal launches the WRNS100 centenary and opens an exhibition at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth entitled “Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy”.

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Relaunch for Launchpad

This week, award winning veterans’ charity AF&V Launchpad rebrands as Launchpad and introduces a new logo to reflect the organisation’s mission and goals.

The new logo has a combination of the Union Flag, shaped as a triangle above the word ‘Launchpad’ to signify a roof – representing the security that the charity provides. Coloured lines extend below the ‘house’ to denote the different services. It is hoped that the shorter name and simpler, more striking logo will make the charity more recognisable.

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RAF Brize Norton Boxing Night Raises £1200 for the RAF Benevolent Fund

A boxing night at RAF Brize Norton has raised £1200 for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

The event, organised by Corporal John Kearns and Sergeant Anthony Lydon, with the help of the RAF Brize Norton Fire Section, saw bouts between boxers from the RAF, the Royal Navy and local boxing clubs. An auction also took place mid evening for the chance to win boxing gloves and an RAF boxing shirt signed by Tony “Bomber” Bellew the current WBC Cruiserweight Champion.

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OA’s drive to digitalisation continues with the launch of Virtual Careers Fair

Following the launch of its employment App at the end of last year, the OA has continued to embrace its drive for digitalisation of its services, with its first Virtual Careers Fair which will be held in April 2017.

Working in collaboration with social enterprise, SaluteMyJob, the fair will be aimed at serving and former Service men and women seeking to transition into management roles in the commercial and Third sectors.

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The Service Charity Sector and the coronavirus outbreak

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