Keep it clean

AFF has received enquiries from many of you concerned about fly-tipping in your area. AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder reminds us all about the importance of keeping our housing areas free from litter… FLY-...

Business as usual… for now

For those of us living in Service Families Accommodation in the UK, it’s business as usual for any maintenance and repairs needed. However, later this year CarillionAmey will take over the contact. Cat Calder, ...

Equipment check

MALE soldiers are being reminded to check their personal “equipment” as part of a new Army campaign to raise awareness of male-specific diseases. Every year 20 soldiers are diagnosed with testicular cancer, ...

The value of play

PLAY has particular value to our children at times of stress or change in their lives. This is especially true for our community where Service parents can be away for long periods and many of us move house on a...

Are you a satisfied customer?

DEFENCE Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has launched a customer satisfaction survey to find out how you feel about various aspects of housing. M.E.L. Research, the company carrying out the survey, will be ...

Is green deal a great deal?

VARIOUS firms, including utility companies, advertise offers – including the Government’s Green Deal – to help improve the energy efficiency of your home. However, before those of you living in Service Famil...

Help for homebuyers

THE final details of the New Employment Model (NEM), a study looking into how the Armed Forces will be shaped in the future, are a fair way off yet. One thing we do know, however, is that one of its aims is ...

The future of SFA: An update

PLANS are currently afoot to establish a better method of grading SFA so that the two current systems (Standard for Condition and Grade for Charge) are combined into one which will make the process fairer. T...