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Proposal to provide new homes and support services to homeless and vulnerable Veterans across the country

Servicemen and women leaving the Armed Forces, who struggle to reintegrate into civilian life, would benefit from vital new housing and support services in a landmark proposal announced today by Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans in the UK.

Stoll intends to provide at least three hundred more homes for vulnerable and disabled Veterans in need, subject to the outcome of a consultation, to help address the shortfall in Veterans’ housing identified in research by the University of York.

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity – Chief Executive Succession

After a decade as Chief Executive Officer, Robert Robson has informed the Royal Navy and Royal Marines board that he intends to step down from the role during the summer of 2018.

The last decade has seen the charity established both inside the Service and on the national stage as the primary grantmaking and fundraising charity for its beneficiaries who serve or have served in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. With a focused strategy, a settled board and a team delivering well, the RNRMC is strongly positioned to expand and build on these firm foundations.

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Haig Housing Annual Charity Golf Day

The fabulous Addington Golf Club near Croydon in Surrey is once again playing host to Haig’s annual Charity Golf Day. It is open to 72 players or 18 teams of 4 @ £150 per head. Players all receive a breakfast bap, tea/coffee, goodie bag, 18 Holes of golf on a premier and challenging course, the first drink at the 19th hole and first-rate 2 course lunch after the game. Enrol your own team or we will group individual players.

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Deptherapy shortlisted for prestigious Military Award

Scuba Diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education is honoured to announce that the charity has been shortlisted as a Finalist for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards.

Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education is shortlisted in the Healthcare & Rehabilitation category. Sponsored by Redwood Technologies Group, this Award will be given ‘in recognition of a person or team who have made a major contribution in the treatment of ill health or injury, or provided exceptional skill and commitment to healthcare treatment, recovery and rehabilitation of serving and former members of the Armed Forces Community.’

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OA Shares Weekly Career Advice Across BFBS Radio

Officers’ Association (OA) Career Consultants will give employment and transition advice to Service Personnel on Armed Forces radio.

Every week, Chris Kaye, a presenter on the radio station for Catterick Garrison, will discuss with an OA Career Consultant a different aspect of starting a new career after leaving the Armed Forces. Upcoming topics include coping with the challenge of transition; preparing for interviews and networking. The interview will then be shared across the whole British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) network.

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New Year New Career

Make 2018 the year you get the job you want.

If at the end of last year you were feeling dissatisfied with the direction you career was heading in, then you might want to consider a change. Easier said than done, but engineering a career move or a change in role is perfectly possible, provided you plan carefully and make the effort. Here are some top tips.

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16th January 2018: OA Webinar – The Importance of Personal Resilience for a Successful Transition

Transition from the military world to the civilian workplace can be an exciting and personally enriching experience.

This process is not always easy and having a high level of personal resilience is important in helping to sustain motivation and achieve goals. Recent research has confirmed that resilience is a skill which can be learned or developed.

In our webinar ex-officer Dennis Flynn will explain how we each have the capacity to choose our mindset and how this choice underpins how we respond to setbacks and stress.

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17th January 2018: The Leaders Club Networking – Lord Hennessy, The State of British Politics – London

The Officers’ Association (OA) has secured a corporate membership with The Leaders Club, a networking group that meets in London. This will allow up to 5 serving or former officers from the OA community to join their monthly networking events. If you wish to attend simply click ‘Register’; places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

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LifeWorks and LifeWorks Families Course Dates 2018

Dates for RBLI’s intensive veteran employment programme LifeWorks have been released for 2018. Of the veterans who have attended LifeWorks courses, 83% find sustained employment within a year, 80% of those individuals suffer with either a physical or mental disability or health condition.

The LifeWorks Families schedule has also been updated. LWF is a support service which aims to help veteran’s spouses and partners into sustained employment.

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*Soldiering on Awards 2018 – Finalists Announced!*

On 10th January 2018, we announced our 43 amazing Finalists for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards from all areas of the UK and all walks of life. Each Finalist will be represented at a special Finalists reception at the House of Lords and will go forward to the Awards Night on the 20th April.
The 2018 Awards include three new Business Award categories in partnership with X-Forces, recognising the exceptional accomplishments of former members of the armed forces in the business community.

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