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Friday, 28 October 2016

Kemble Care Job Vacancies

Do you have a driving licence (valid for use in the UK) and the use of a car? Are you interested in a career in care? We have early morning, evening and weekend availability as well as some daytime hours. 
Our carers receive:
·   £8.30 per hour (paid weekly) + 40p per mile travel allowance + holiday pay
·   Accredited qualifications and a personal development plan
·   Paid induction and training
·   Career progression e.g. trainer, mentor, office manager, on-call manager
·   Flexibility
·   Strong management team support + on-call support for evenings/weekends
Experience is not essential as we are happy to consider all applicants who have the right qualities. 
You will be:
·   Helping clients with their personal care – dressing, washing, moving and feeding
·   Checking that clients take the right medication at the right time and recording this
·   Carrying out normal domestic jobs like cooking, shopping, cleaning and laundry
·   Providing companionship for clients – chatting to them, taking them out for a walk or to go shopping
·   Generally supporting the clients in a way that helps them to remain independent and to feel that they’re a valued part of the community

Kemble Care is one of Herefordshire’s longest serving and most experienced care providers. All our managers are former carers who understand the industry first hand. We value, support and appreciate all our carers very highly. Please call Alison Hamlin on 01432 352443 today to join our team.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Tesco delivers to British Forces Post Office (BFPO) Addresses

If you’ve got family serving in the armed forces overseas, you’ll want an easy and reliable way to send them gifts. With effect from 17th October, Tesco direct is partnering with the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) to help you do just that.
When you order gifts from Tesco direct, you can arrange for them to be sent to a BFPO address overseas for exactly the same cost as for a standard home delivery within the UK.
We’ll deliver your items to BFPO HQ. From there, they’ll be sent to the chosen BFPO address overseas for no extra cost.
To find out how to place, track and manage your BFPO orders, visit the Tesco direct BFPO page.
So, remember to make Tesco direct your first port of call when you’re looking for gifts to send your loved ones overseas this Christmas and Armistice Day. 
Click HERE for more information

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

TinyTalk Baby Signing Classes

"TinyTalk baby signing classes:  Stretton Sugwas village hall Fridays 10:30; The Fred Bulmer Centre, Hereford Thursdays 10:30.  Join the UK's favourite baby signing classes and help your child learn how to communicate before they can talk.  Signing babies are happy babies, able to express their needs, wants and feelings.  What does your baby want to tell you? Contact Hannah by email hannahc@tinytalk.co.uk, Facebook: TinyTalk Herefordshire or visit www.tinytalk.co.uk/hannahc
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Monday, 24 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Dog grooming & Home Boarding

Hereford History Website

We are delighted that the long awaited Herefordshire History website that includes First World War material, local newspapers from 1914-18, photographs, letters, diaries and other information is now live. You will also find that it includes many other interesting items from the Museum, Library and Archive collections.
You can find the website at www.herefordshirehistory.org.uk

The Happy Dog Walker


Don't forget.......Your HIVE can help you by finding answers to questions about many aspects of living within a military community and has useful information to help with relocating including how to apply for Service Families Accommodation, Schools, Finding Doctors and Dentists and much more. In addition, your HIVE always has up to date information about your military community and the local area. You can also let your HIVE Information Support Officer know of any concerns or issues your experience and they can report relevant concerns on your behalf.

Dog Walker Available

Storybook Soldiers

Family Services Directory & Childcare Providers Herefordshire

Herefordshire Council has two very good directories on the following services within Herefordshire. Please see the link below for more information on the Family Services Directory and local Childcare Providers.

Family Services Directory
This contains details of local services for families and each entry contains contact details and a brief description of the service.
There are three ways to find service information in the Family Services Directory:
  • A - Z list
  • Search by organisation name
  • Search by organisation/group type

Childcare Directory
This contains details of local childcare providers (registered and unregistered), their address, telephone number and general details.
There are two ways to find service information in the Childcare Directory:
  • A-Z list
  • Search by childcare type


Alcoholics Anonymous and the Armed Services

Please click on the link below to view the following leaflets:

AA Armed Services member stories (UK) Brian
AA Armed Services member stories (UK) Fred
AA member pamphlet 1: Is AA for you?
AA member pamphlet 2: Now that you've stopped
AA member pamphlet 3: Who me
AA member pamphlet 4: 15 points
AA member pamphlet 5: A newcomer asks

Alcoholics Anonymous

British Forces Early Years and Childcare

British Forces Early Years Service (BFEYS) is a Tri-Service Accredited Organisation for the regulation of childcare provision conducted overseas on military premises or in Service Family Accommodation, in North West Europe.

BFEYS aims to promote, and contributes to, the improved quality and standards of care and education through independent regulation of early years childcare and childminding provision in support of entitled service and civilian personnel and their families.

In a similar way to Ofsted, the regulation of childcare and childminding provision is to English standards. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

BFEYS responsibilities
The regulatory functions consist of 4 main aspects:
·         Registration of new childcare and childminding provision to show they are deemed qualified to take children.
·         Inspection of registered childcare and childminding provision to ensure a regular check of their work.
·         Investigation of complaints against registered or unregistered childcare or childminding.
·         Enforcement action where requirements are not met.
 Registration by BFEYS will allow providers to demonstrate to parents that essential standards have been met.  It also allows the childcare to become qualifying childcare for the purpose of Working Tax Credit, further information can be found at www.hmrc.gov.uk, and employer childcare voucher schemes, such as the Armed Forces Childcare Scheme administered through Sodexo, further information can be found at www.MODchildcare.co.uk

BFEYS does not regulate educational facilities which are provided by Service Children’s Education; school reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website or by navigating from the Ofsted home page at www.ofsted.gov.uk.

There are two Early Years Officers (inspectors) in each garrison.  They have considerable experience in early years, and are trained to Ofsted standards to inspect childcare.  All Early Years Officers adhere to a code of conduct to ensure that inspections are of the highest professional standards.  The Director, Senior Early Years Officer and Administrator work in the Head Office which is located in Catterick Barracks, Bielefeld.

Contact details
Head Office
British Forces Early Years Service
G1 Branch
BFPO 140
Tel 0521 9254 2668 (Mil 81 2668)
Fax 0521 9254 2669 (Mil 81 2669)

Email BFG-HQ-G1-BFEYS-ISA@mod.uk 

HIVE Concerns

Do you have any issues or concerns?

This could be housing related, missed appointments, school admissions, employment problems, transport issues or anything else that is causing you concern.

The HIVE can help by reporting these through the chain of command. 
If you would like to report a concern in confidence please contact the HIVE.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Forces Help To Buy Scheme Extended Until 2018

The Secretary of State for Defence today announced the excellent news that the very popular Forces Help To Buy scheme will be extended into 2018.

As you will be aware, the scheme which was launched in 2014, allows serving military personnel to borrow up to half their salary up to a cap of £25,000, interest free over ten years so they can buy their first home, extend a current one or move up the property ladder.
The news is featured on the Armed Forces Covenant website https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/housing-development/ and includes comments from L/Cpl Baffour Asante whose family has benefitted from the scheme.