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SSCE Cymru Events

SSCE Cymru Stakeholder Days

Stakeholder Days were established following suggestions made during and after the SSCE Cymru Conference in June 2018.

 

Objectives:

  1. Give SSCE Cymru stakeholders a regular opportunity to get together, share updates and work collaboratively.

  2. Give SSCE Cymru the opportunity to gain ideas and opinions from the stakeholder group, to support and impact the focus of the SSCE Cymru mission.

Next Stakeholder Day

Date: TBC
Time: 10:00-15:00
Venue: TBC
Agenda items: TBC

If you would like to attend the next SSCE Cymru Stakeholder Day, please send the following details to SSCE@wlga.gov.uk

  • Name
  • Job title
  • Organisation
  • Email address
  • Any special dietary requirements
  • Car registration details (if driving).

Upcoming network events

To share details of an event that is relevant to the Armed Forces Community, contact SSCE@wlga.gov.uk 

SCiP Alliance Conference 2020

20/10/2020

The Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance is a partnership of organisations focused on improving outcomes for children from military families.

Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre Conference 2021

23/03/2021

The 2021 Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre Conference, sponsored by Lord Ashcroft, will be themed around “Transition of Service People and Families”.

POSTPONED Ex-Forces Information & Advice Fair for South and West Wales

24/04/2020

Calling ALL ex-armed forces and military veterans!
National Service, Regular or Reservist

Upcoming Armed Forces Forums

Conwy Armed Forces Community Covenant Meeting

21/08/2020

The Armed Forces Community Covenant Meeting has been established to help ensure the aims and objectives of the Armed Forces Community Covenant are fulfilled. Membership of the group is broad and includes a range of organisations from across the local authority. These meetings are held regularly across the year.

Date: 21st August

Time: 10:30-12:30

Venue: TBC

Contact: Stephen.Townley@wrexham.gov.uk 

www.conwy.gov.uk 

Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) Armed Forces Forum Celebration Event

26/08/2020

In place of our usual Armed Forces Forum we are going to hold a special meeting to celebrate our work with the Armed Forces during the pandemic so far. Our health boards CEO Tracy Myhill will be joining us along with our military liaison officer & health board colleagues who will be speaking about their work & experiences.

The health board meeting has been established to help ensure the aims and objectives of the Armed Forces Community Covenant are fulfilled. They co-ordinate work to deliver on commitments e.g. employing veterans, supporting individuals transitioning out of the Armed Forces into a new career in health and providing flexibility for reservists.

Date: 26th August 2020

Time: 13:45-15:30

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Fiona.Smith6@wales.nhs.uk 

https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/ 

Torfaen Armed Forces Covenant Forum

27/08/2020

The Armed Forces Community Covenant Meeting has been established to help ensure the aims and objectives of the Armed Forces Community Covenant are fulfilled. Membership of the group is broad and includes a range of organisations from across the local authority. These meetings are held regularly across the year.

Date: 27th August

Time: 10:00-12:00

Venue: Virtual

Contact: steven.honeywill@torfaen.gov.uk 

www.torfaen.gov.uk 

Gwynedd Armed Forces Community Covenant Meeting

7/09/2020

The Armed Forces Community Covenant Meeting has been established to help ensure the aims and objectives of the Armed Forces Community Covenant are fulfilled. Membership of the group is broad and includes a range of organisations from across the local authority. These meetings are held regularly across the year.

Date: 7th September 2020

Time: 10:30-12:30

Venue: TBC

Contact: Stephen.Townley@wrexham.gov.uk 

www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Cardiff and Vale Armed Forces Forum Covenant Group

9/09/2020

The health board meeting has been established to help ensure the aims and objectives of the Armed Forces Community Covenant are fulfilled. They co-ordinate work to deliver on commitments e.g. employing veterans, supporting individuals transitioning out of the Armed Forces into a new career in health and providing flexibility for reservists.

Date: 9th September 2020

Time: 14:00-16:00

Venue: Virtual

Contact: fiona.Jenkins3@wales.nhs.uk 

www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk 

Previous Stakeholder Days

Download copies of the agendas and presentations from previous Stakeholder Days below.

Stakeholder Day September 2019

19/09/2019

Venue: Maindy Barracks, Cardiff

Stakeholder Day March 2019

19/03/2019

Venue: RAF Valley

SSCE Cymru conference 2018

12/06/2019

The second SSCE Cymru conference was held on 12th June 2018 at Cardiff City Stadium. During the conference, Alun Davies AM, Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services, launched the Research on Experiences of Service Families with Children with Additional Learning Needs in Education in Wales report. The presentations and workshops throughout the day were focused on this report and how the SSCE Cymru Network can overcome the challenges identified in the report outcomes.

Thank you to all the speakers, exhibitors and delegates that attended and participated in the activities and workshops.

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Service children’s quotes

"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."

Aiden

"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."

Ashim

"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Chloe

"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times it’s just a normal thing now."

Chloe

"It's ok talking over skype and that but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."

Georgia

"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, its adventurous and exciting."

Harry

"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Ieuan

"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."

Mia

"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."

Oliver

"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."

Ryan

"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."

Shana

"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."

Sianed

"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there’, but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"

Sanjog

"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."

Lewis

"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."

Piaras

"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."

Dan