How To Help Deter Burglars This Winter

Cardboard baby boxes

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has published research revealing concerns over the promotion and use of cardboard baby boxes for infants to sleep in. The article raises three issues: the lack of safety standard regulations currently in place; paucity of observational evidence that the cardboard baby box can be used safely; promotion of the use of the cardboard baby box could undermine current safety messages. The research calls for controlled studies to better understand how cardboard baby boxes are used by families and any safety implications.

What Veterans Want to be Called

Veterans matter

A twitter poll by our Director Roger Nield has identified that 56% of respondents are comfortable being addressed as Veterans whilst 28% prefer Ex-Services and 16% Don’t Mind. (n=79)

This is important because in veterans circles there has been a debate as to how they self-identify. Many don’t see themselves as Veterans perhaps being too young, not having served overseas of been “shot-over”. However the standard against which they are judged veterans – and can access all the services is “One Paid Day in our Armed Forces”.

Whilst 72% like or don’t mind being called veterans almost all accept that when accessing services they would search under the title “veteran”.

However Veterans often proudly refer to themselves by their ex-Ship/Squadron/Regiment or Corps plus their role.

This is important information for service providers, say in council offices or folks new to veterans services to help them quickly communicate effectively with their ex-service folk. Especially if that veteran is stressed.

 

Interesting Times

 

 

 

Good morning – it’s great to hear that this week:

1. That Forces Connect South East-Veterans Hubs are up and running. Over in Kent this week. If YOU have ideas on how our Veterans services can be better joined up. We’d love to hear it… (Tell us).

2. 3PWRR are opening their Army Reserve Centre doors on the 1st Wednesday every month to veterans. Well done PWRR! 

3. #LeaveNoManBehind are actively trying to search for and find missing veterans.

We are living in Interesting Times! 

1 2 3 8