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Monday, 27 February 2017

Reserves Mental Health Programme

The Reserves Mental Health Programme, run in partnership with the NHS, is open to all current or former members of the UK Volunteer and Regular Reserves who have been demobilised since 1 January 2003, following operational deployment overseas as a reservist and who believe that their deployment may have affected their mental health.     

For more information, please CLICK HERE   

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Combat Stress Magazine Online - Spring 2017

To read or download the online edition


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Become a Special Constable for Kent Police

Special Constables are volunteer police officers, with full police powers, uniforms and equipment.

As a Special you'll support regular officers, undertake patrols, support calls for assistance from the public and investigate reports of crime.

Volunteering as a Special is a great way to give back to your local community, build new relationships and develop new skills.

Kent Police Specials work in a range of policing areas, so whatever your interests, you will be given a volunteer role that works well for you.

For further information and a list of Information Events taking place in the local area, please CLICK HERE

Become a Kent Police Support Volunteer

Kent Police are looking for local people to become Police Support Volunteers. Anyone aged 16 upwards can apply.

PSVs are citizen volunteers who give their time freely to perform tasks which complement the duties performed by police officers and staff. This helps free up officers and staff to perform key operational duties. Volunteer roles range from providing front counter services and administration to following up crime reports and incidents with members of the public. These volunteer roles provide significant benefits to the Police Service and to local communities.

Volunteering for the police provides opportunities for people to use their skills, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to help the force reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. By working alongside a range of police professionals, you can also help reduce the fear of crime.

There are many benefits to volunteering;

- Make a positive contribution to help reduce crime, disorder and fear of crime in your community.

- Gain valuable skills, experience and knowledge in one of the UK's most innovative police forces.

- Engage and interact with people from different backgrounds.

- Work as part of a team in a professional working environment.

- Meet new people and make new friends.

No previous experience or formal qualifications needed - just enthusiasm.

Find out more:
Call 01622 653212

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Child Benefit Information

You are entitled to Child Benefit if you’re responsible for a child under 16 (or under 20 if they stay in approved education or training).

Only one person can claim Child Benefit for a child.

You must report any change of circumstances to the Child Benefit Office.

You may have to pay a tax charge if your or your partner’s individual income is over £50,000.

You can choose not to get Child Benefit payments, but you should still fill in the claim form because:
it will help you get National Insurance credits which count towards your State Pension
it will ensure your child is registered to get a National Insurance number when they’re 16 years old
CLICK HERE for the full details and updates....

Armed Forces - Foreign & Commonwealth families CLICK HERE to check details of how to claim. Details can be found in the What benefits can I claim? section.

Manage Your Tax Credits

Use this service to tell the Tax Credit Office about changes to your circumstances, for example if you’ve moved house. You can also find out how much and when you’ll be paid.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Big White Wall

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