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New Forces in Mind Trust award: King’s College London to compare the mental health and treatment needs of UK veterans with those of the general population

A grant of £157,384 has been awarded to King’s College London (KCL), in partnership with the University of Liverpool, to evaluate whether the mental health and treatment needs of UK veterans, and their treatment outcomes, differ from those of the general population.

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Deptherapy announces NCVO membership as part of exciting expansion plans for 2017

Diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy is pleased to announce its membership of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

This announcement comes at the start of an exciting year for Deptherapy in which the charity will introduce more injured ex-servicemen to the benefits of diving than ever before.

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Seafarers UK donates £19,000 to disabled Naval Veterans at QAHH

A charity that helps people in the maritime community has donated £19,000 to The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) in Worthing, which provides care and rehabilitation to ex-Servicemen and women.

Seafarers UK has donated the money towards physiotherapy for the former seafaring residents who live at QAHH. This donation will help these veterans to increase their mobility and independence throughout 2017.

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Upcoming dates of RBLI’s employment support programme for the spouses and partners of Armed Forces personnel

LifeWorks Families is an employment support course tailored specifically to the spouses and partners of any serving or recently discharged member of the British Armed Forces, including Reserves. It aims to help those on the course move into sustained employment, by giving them the enhanced CV and interview skills needed for finding work. Everyone who attends a course will receive six months of remote ‘reachback’ to help them in their search for employment.

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RBLI seeks wounded veterans to make new apartments into homes

Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) is seeking veterans who suffer from a disability, illness or injury for their brand new specialised apartments which are due to be completed in spring 2017.

The apartments, situated on Hermitage Lane near Maidstone, just outside the Royal British Legion Village, will be individually adapted for ex-service personnel who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or have specific requirements due to health issues. As the construction nears completion, RBLI is looking to find Veterans who can make the apartments their home.

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Upcoming dates of RBLI’s employment support programme for veterans

Royal British Legion Industries’ LifeWorks programme is a series of successful employment support courses designed to help unemployed Armed Forces Veterans into work. It is available to any Veteran, of any rank and from any background, regardless of how long ago they served. It aims to help them gain sustained employment and rebuild their lives following their service by giving them the enhanced CV and interview skills needed for finding work in civilian life. Those who attend a course will receive 12 months of remote ‘reachback’ support to help them with their job search.

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Epic South Pole trek aims to raise £25,000 for Charity

Businessmen Ian Langley, Graeme Shankland and Roger Wood are hoping to raise £25,000 for charity in January by embarking on an epic 150 kilometre trek to the South Pole.

Facing temperatures of up to minus 40 degrees Celsius, the intrepid trio will be spending almost two weeks hauling their equipment sleds across the desolate Antarctic ice, enduring twenty-four hours of daylight at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

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New Mortgages Deal

Armed Forces personnel redeployed within the UK will now be able to rent out their homes without facing higher costs or having to change their mortgage.

This commitment from the majority of the UK’s high street banks and building societies is an extension to the offer made back in January 2016, which allowed service personnel posted overseas to rent out their homes at no extra cost.

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Service Pupil Premium- Guide

The Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium in April 2011 in recognition of the specific and unique challenges children from Service families face.

The Ministry of Defence has now produced a booklet showing a selection of effective, creative and innovative ways in which both primary and secondary schools have used the available funding to support Service children.

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