Training for volunteers

Learn about issues affecting the Armed Forces family

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Training for volunteers

Our Welfare and Housing team has developed a series of online training videos to give volunteers additional training on topics that impact on the Forces community.

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Forces families

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In this video, Mervyn Begg, Welfare and Housing Advisor, advises caseworkers on how to best support  the complex issues faced by Foreign and Commonwealth families, including help available from other organisations.

Topics covered:

  • Problems facing Service personnel
  • Expectations of the caseworker
  • Support available for Foreign and Commonwealth families
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Indefinite leave to remain and enter.

Further resources

Download further resources on this topic, including a research paper covering the full content of the presentation.

Housing and Benefits for military families

An update on recent changes to benefits and a look at new legislation that affects the Forces family.

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Steven Williams, Welfare and Housing Advisor gives an update on recent changes to benefits and a look at new legislation that affects the Forces family.

Topics covered

  • Background information about the current housing situation
  • Localism Act 2011
  • Changes in benefits, like under-occupation rules
  • Legislation affecting Armed Forces community
  • Housing schemes

Further resources

Download further resources on this topic, including a research paper covering the full content of the presentation.

Children in service education

Understand more about the effects of the mobile nature of Service life on Forces children and support that is available to them.

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In this video, Caitlin Wynne, Welfare and Housing Advisor considers the effects of the mobile nature of Service life on Forces children and support that is available to them.

Topics covered:

  • Mobile nature of Service life
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • Provisions to support Service children
  • Children with Special Education Needs
  • New Employment Model

This paper was researched by Louise Sadler, former Welfare and Housing Advisor.

Further resources

Download further resources on this topic, including a research paper covering the full content of the presentation.

Disabled Facilities Grant

An overview of this grant from local councils that can help meet the cost of adapting a property for a disabled person.

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In this training video, Welfare and Housing Advisor Sarah Adeduntan gives an overview of the grant from local councils that can help meet the cost of adapting a property for a disabled person.

Topics covered:

  • Background information about Disabled Facilities Grant
  • Examples of what Disabled Facilities Grant can be used for
  • Information about making a grant application
  • Information about making an appeal

Further resources

Download further resources on Disabled Facilities Grant.