St Athan Families Forum

ARMY WELFARE OFFICE

The welfare office is open between 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday (sometimes we leave a bit earlier on a Friday!) the kettle is always on so feel free to pop in for a chat or a cuppa and perhaps to use our internet PCs FREE of charge.

1, Rook Close, St Athan, CF62 4NA

Unit Welfare Officer - Capt Andy Plewa

Community Development Worker - Catherine Board

Unit Welfare Clerk - Sue Williams

Tel: (01446) 790122           email: uwostathan@msn.com 

 Community Centre and bouncy Castle Hire

 The Community Centre on West Camp can be hired for parties and events at weekends and evenings provided that there are no other activities on. The cost of hire is £30. We also have three bouncy castles which can be hired out for use in the hall or at other venues. The cost of hire is £30 per day.If you would like to book one or require more information please call the Welfare Office on 01446 790122 or email uwostathan@msn.com

BAND - see HOME page for band room

Contact House

 We have 3 contact houses that is available for any Service personnel to hire out for visitors families, contact with children, visiting relatives in hospital, hand over and takeover of quarters and resettlement.  This is a welfare facility and priority will be given on a welfare basis.  The houses have 3 bedrooms (sleep 5 + baby) and are fully equipped. Also includes a cot, highchair and baby gate and is available to hire for £30 per night. Payment must be made before use. Bedding is provided but not towels. If you would like to book one or require more information please call the Welfare Office on 01446 790122 or email uwostathan@msn.com.

CHAPLAINCY TEAM

Chaplain’s Clerk – Mrs Jackie Clifford           (01446)-797265

CofE Officiating Chaplain      Rev Lance Clark           797625

CSFC Officiating Chaplain    Rev Colin Richards         797625

Royal Army Chaplain          Padre Andy Latifa          798585

Church Services and Activities

Pram Service every  Tuesday at 13:30 hrs

Communion every Wednesday at 12:30.

Multi - Faith Centre, part of gymnasium building, East Camp

Pram Service Teddy Bears' Picnic

The sun shone and the children (of all ages) had a wonderful afternoon.

 

WELFARE ORGANISATIONS

Chaplaincy

(01446) 797265

OC HR Flight

(01446) 797122

Medical Officers (SMO)

(01446) 797479

SSAFA*

(01446) 797010

SFSG Unit Welfare Office

(01446) 790122

Army Welfare Service Brecon*

(01874) 613825

AFF*   (Deirdre Shannon)

07527 492868

Community Development Worker – RAF (Richard Jones)

07736 340041  (01446) 797285

Community Development worker – Army ( Catherine Board)

07977132735

SCSO – Flight Sergeant Kev Wilkin

(01446) 797067

*SSAFA

The SSAFA Forces Help, Personal and Family Support Worker dedicated solely to MOD St Athan provides guidance and Practical help to PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILIES, based at MOD St Athan and living in the South, West or Mid Wales on all matters concerning, Marital Difficulties, Child Care Issues, Depression, Referral to Support Groups, Liaison with Personnel staff.

*ARMY WELFARE SERVICE

The AWS provides a comprehensive and CONFIDENTIAL support service to all single and married military personnel and their families. Some issues the AWS can help you with include, Relationship difficulties, Bereavement, Housing, Parenting Skills and CSA concerns.

RAF FAMILIES' FEDERATION                               (01780) 781650

13-15 St Georges Road, Wittering, Peterborough PE8 6DL

 The RAF Families Federation exists to provide RAF families with an independent voice on issues of concern to them. The Federation operates outside the RAF chain of command and is managed as an independent organisation by the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA), a well-established and highly respected charity. Envoy, the magazine of the RAF Families Federation is now available online, just click on the image to view the magazine.

*ARMY FAMILIES' FEDERATION

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is the unique two-way communications link between the Army and its families.  It acts as the independent voice of Army families, raising their concerns and highlighting issues with the Army, the MOD and Government.  AFF represents the modern Army family – spouses and partners of Regular and TA soldiers with or without children.

RAF BENEVOLENT FUND

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund exists to provide assistance to those of the extended Royal Air Force Family who need support as a consequence of poverty, sickness, disability, infirmity or other adversity. 

This extended family embraces all ranks, male and female, who are serving or have served in the Royal Air Force or its associated Air Forces, their widows, widowers and dependants.

E-mail: info@rafbf.org,co,uk

AIRPLAY YOUTH SUPPORT PROGRAMME

The Airplay Youth Support Programme offers children and young people someone to trust and talk with if needed, supported by trained youth workers, as part of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s national youth partnership with 4Children.  They will listen and help get the right support needed for issues such as choices in learning, jobs or training, and physical, mental and emotional health.

Contact the Airplay Team on Mobile: 07736 340041        E-mail: comdev@stathan.raf.mod.uk

ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND

The Army Benevolent Fund is the Army’s central charity. It exists to help any serving or former soldier and his or her family or dependants with financial and practical help. 

E-mail:  abfwales@armybenfund.fslife.co.uk

*COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKER (CDW)

The Community Development Workers at St Athan have a background in civilian community work.  It is their role to form links with the local area, making sure support services work as effectively as possible.  They could be doing anything from improving access to NHS dentists to familiarising schools with the needs of families.

SSAFA

www.ssafa.org.uk

RAF Benevolent Fund

www.rafbf.org

Army Benevolent Fund

www.armybenfund.org

RAF Families Federation

www.raf-ff.org.uk  

Army Families Federation

www.aff.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau

www.nacab.org.uk

AA

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Debt Advice

www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

Army Website

www.armynet.mod.uk 

RAF Website

www.rafcom.uk

Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct 13 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, Oct 16 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Monday, Oct 16 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday, Oct 16 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM