Housing policy changes

On March 11, 2024 the New Accommodation Offer will come into effect. AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder explains what the main policy changes will look like and how they will affect you and your family… NEEDS...

Housing changes for dual serving couples

Are you a dual serving couple and married or in a civil partnership? Two welcome changes have recently been made to accommodation policy that might affect you. 1. No need to move because of rank difference ...

Moving with the military

If you’re new to moving with the military or just need a reminder, read on for answers to some of the common questions on removals. How do I book removals? Log on to the Agility portal grms-external.agility...

Smoother military moves

If you’re on the move again this summer, make sure you’re aware of what should happen at your move-in appointment and what to do if anything goes wrong.   You will have booked your move-in appointment on the...

FAM housing pilot in final stages

As the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot reaches its final months, we spoke to the Defence Accommodation Policy team to find out what you need to consider going forward… “The way people live and work is...

Everybody needs good neighbours

We all like to crank up the music on occasion and have a good time but when does the fun become a nuisance to those living next door and how, as the neighbour, do you deal with it? It’s good practice to assu...
New kitchens

MOD target to reduce carbon emissions

Reducing carbon emissions and the drive to a net zero estate is probably the biggest domestic challenge the MOD faces over the next ten years. DIO has a plan which covers a raft of sustainability-related pro...
Service Family Accommodation

The new housing contract is LIVE!

By the time this edition of Army&You lands on your doormat, the new allocations and repairs/maintenance contract for Service Family Accommodation (SFA) will be up and running. So what differences are you ...

Planting in an SFA garden…

The plants need to be low maintenance, grow to a suitable size for the garden, suppress weeds from early on and mature relatively quickly. The aim is that for the average two years that someone puts in a new bo...