Sparkle and shine with JEMS

Many of you have been part of the army rebasing programme, resulting in a large proportion of military families now living in the south west of England. With a higher number of people in the local job market, ...

Working wonders in Wales

Supporting Service Children in Education (SSCE) Cymru is a Welsh Local Government Association programme with a mission to provide the best possible educational support to your children in Wales. So, if you’re p...

Marvel at Marchwood

Captain Si Macey (RLC), the unit welfare officer from 17 Port and Maritime Regt at Marchwood, Hampshire, explains how a grant has helped to transform an under-used building into a vibrant social hub... “During...

App brings heroes to life

A new, free family activity uses augmented reality technology to tell moving stories of sacrifice at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The innovative experience, ARboretum, is part of a new pro...

Thriving Lives Toolkit

A toolkit is now available to help schools boost their support for service children. Thriving Lives has been created by the Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance and partners across the UK after gathe...

Flying the flag for Scotland’s welfare

In Scotland, the Army Welfare Service (AWS) has staff based across the country in Kinloss, Inverness, Leuchars, Edinburgh and Glencorse and if you’re lucky enough to be posted to this part of the world you’ll h...

What’s life like in Wales?

What is it that can make you feel lonely or socially isolated? Is it being away from family and friends, being stuck without transport or being on your own for a period of time? These are the questions being as...

Highland help for service children

Highland Council leads a group that promotes better understanding of what service life is like for children and young people. The Military Liaison Group Education aims to ensure your child’s time at school is t...

It’s never too late to learn

Training is part of your soldier’s career from their very first day of service until their last. So is it time for you to take a leaf out of that book? Whatever your age, learning new skills can serve as a maj...

Major movements

It’s safe to say that the north of England’s military community is one that’s used to change, but this year and next will be a busy one for families moving in or out of the area as Op Faran – the name given to ...