November 28, 2023

Argyll and Bute: Welcoming our Armed Forces - Argyll and Bute Council Education Service

A booklet has been released by the Argyll and Bute Council Education Service, with more than 40 pages of great information for families of Serving Personnel and Veterans in the Helensburgh and Lomond Areas.

To read the booklet click on the image above 👆

Information provided by Leuchars HIVE

Grantham: ATR Grantham & Supporting Unit's, Unit Health Fair & Mindfulness

Information provided by Grantham HIVE


Medway Council: Domestic Abuse, 16 Days of Action


During the 16 days of action for Domestic Abuse we want to share information about recognising the signs of abuse.

Domestic Abuse can happen to anyone regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexuality, social & cultural background. It's not always visible and millions of people are affected. Find resources & help this #16Days -

Information provided by Chatham HIVE

Grantham: Could your pet be the star of Christmas 2023?

Entries by 21st Dec, to be sent to:

Information provided Grantham HIVE


Grantham: Festivities at PWG

Information provided by Grantham HIVE


Dorset: South West Train services

For Train information, timetables, rail disruptions, planning your journey and purchasing tickets click HERE

For all UK Train Services and timetables click National Rail
Please check for updates prior travelling.

Information provided by Bovington HIVE

Bovington: Garrison children's christmas party Sat 9th Dec - Spaces left

Click on image above to enlarge.
You must register to attend. Scan QR code on above poster.

Information provided by Bovington HIVE

Alton: Christmas in Alton 2023

 Information provided South East Hub

Barry: Barry Christmas Festival from Thu 30 Nov - Sat 02 Dec 23

Celebrate Christmas this year, with three days of festive fun at King Square and Central Park, Barry.

Thursday 30 November

Enjoy street entertainers, music, food, drink and crafts on the Square and in the Park, from 12 to 8pm. At 6.30pm Santa will turn on the King Square Christmas lights and Santa will also be in his free grotto from just after the switch on, until 8pm. Plus don't miss late night shopping in the town until 7.30pm.

For more information please click here.

Information provided by Wales HIVE Hub.

Civilian housing - an update on the MOD Referral Scheme service


Last year, the services provided by the Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) were transferred to the Defence Transition Service (DTS), part of Defence Business Services (DBS), to deliver. This followed a review as part of the MOD’s ‘Strategy for Our Veterans’ to bring efficiency to the co-ordination and delivery of housing services.

The MOD Referral Scheme provided advice and guidance on accessing social housing and has now become part of the existing services provided by DTS and Veterans Welfare Service (VWS). This has been done to simplify and widen access and eligibility across serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and their families.

To refer someone for support or self-refer go to - Help for service leavers, service personnel and families from Defence Transition Services - GOV.UK (

What is DTS?

The Defence Transition Services (DTS) team is the MOD’s tri-service focal point to provide service personnel and their dependants with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those leaving service who require extra support with the transition to civilian life.

DTS, together with colleagues in the Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) can provide advice and guidance to help individuals make informed choices on their civilian housing options as they transition out of the forces. For further information please visit: Information and guidance on civilian housing - GOV.UK (