Accommodation

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  • End of Walkaway Scheme - Feb 2022

    End of Walkaway Scheme - Feb 2022 From 1st February 2022 Amey will no longer be running the Walkaway Scheme. This means you will be unable to book a move-out appointment after 31st January 2022. The Walkaway Scheme mailbox will remain open until 14th February 2022 to help ...
    • 30 Nov 2021
  • JSHAO January 2022 Briefs

    JSHAO January 2022 Briefs As you get nearer to the Festive Break, JSHAO would like to draw your attention to their briefs in January. They will be doing weekly housing options brief for everyone either at the end of their careers or those who are just starting out .  The...
    • 29 Nov 2021
  • Home Matters Winter 2021 Edition

    Home Matters Winter 2021 Edition The latest copy of Home Matters published by the Joint Service Housing Advice Office, is attached below. Featuring: The JSHAO on Defence Connect New Facilities at the Services Cotswold Centre Difference Between Scotland & England Conveyanc...
    • 23 Nov 2021
  • JSHAO "Talking Mortgages Workshop"

    JSHAO "Talking Mortgages Workshop" 25 November 2021 1400 - 1500 More details in the attachment. The JSHAO is the MOD’s tri-service focal point to provide service personnel and their dependants with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian...
    • 15 Nov 2021
  • JSHAO Q&A Housing Webinar

    JSHAO Q&A Housing Webinar Join the Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) ‘Q&A Housing Webinar’ on the 18th November 1000 – 1100 hrs via MS Teams.   Thinking about home purchase, private rental, social housing or want to know more about the MOD...
    • 11 Nov 2021
  • JSHAO - Understanding Your Credit File Brief

    JSHAO - Understanding Your Credit File Brief Do you know your credit rating does affect your ability to obtain a mortgage? Are you aware of the implications of having a poor record when seeking to either rent or purchase cars, housing and other costly goods?   Join the Joint Service Housin...
    • 11 Nov 2021
  • DIO Housing Investment and Improvements

    DIO Housing Investment and Improvements The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have invested £345m over two years to modernise more than 22,000 homes. This includes replacing roofs, windows, doors, heating systems, kitchens and bathrooms, installing external wall insulation, ...
    • 24 Oct 2021
  • Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) Brief Dates

    Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) Brief Dates Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) civilian housing briefs for military personnel who are considering their housing options. JSHAO GOV.UK PDF version attached.
    • 22 Sep 2021
  • Applying for Substitute Service Single or Family Accommodation

    Substitute Service Single Accommodation (SSSA) and Substitute Service Family Accommodation (SSFA) is provided by Mears on behalf of DIO from the private rental market across the UK. The private rental market is currently experiencing shortfalls due t...
    • 15 Sep 2021
  • The FAM Team need your help....

    Can you help us shape your future accommodation offer? If you are serving at Faslane, a Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot site – then we need your views! This summer, the FAM Team want to talk to Service Personnel and your famil...
    • 26 Aug 2021
  • Home Matters Summer 2021

    Home Matters Summer 2021 The latest copy of Home Matters published by JSHAO, is attached here.More JSHAO information and back copies of Home Matters are available here. JSHAO invite you to take part in a feedback survey about their services, including the Home Matt...
    • 4 Aug 2021
  • Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) Accommodation Contracts Awarded

    A message from DIO’s Head of Accommodation, Air Commodore James Savage I am pleased to confirm that we have reached another important milestone in the transition to the Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) Accommodation contracts ...
    • 29 Jun 2021
  • The Future Accommodation Model (FAM) - Social Media Channels

    The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been looking at how it can improve the accommodation offer for service personnel (SP), to make it fairer and more flexible, whilst keeping it affordable for the MOD. Since September 2019, the MOD has been piloting a ...
    • 26 May 2021
  • Statutory and Mandatory Checks on Service Family Accommodation

    Carrying out Statutory and Mandatory checks is a legal requirement for Landlords, including DIO. These checks are essential to maintain a safe and compliant SFA estate, as well as reducing the risk of failure to critical infrastructure. We do unders...
    • 26 May 2021
  • Safety Information from Amey ref SFAs

    1. SFA safety notice regarding internal fire doors   Many SFA have fire doors fitted, especially SFA that have an integral garage and are over two storeys. Building regulations require that these properties are fitted with self-closing fire...
    • 26 May 2021
  • Joint Service Housing Advice Office

    The JSHAO is the MOD’s tri-service focal point to provide service personnel and their dependants with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those during resettlemen...
    • 26 May 2021
  • Installation of Electrical Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) in SFA

    Installation of Electrical Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) in SFA DIO remains committed to installing EVCPs in individual SFA. They are also installing a number of EVCPs as part of the Project Speed programme throughout the UK.  The number of EVCPs being installed under Project Speed means that DIO h...
    • 26 May 2021
  • Improving access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces

    In a welcome move, the government has published statutory guidance  for local authorities which should improve access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces community, including estranged spouses and veterans.  The requirement to have live...
    • 26 May 2021
  • Armed Forces and Veterans Access to Social Housing

    New measures announced to provide improved access for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and their Families to social housing. The Government has set out how councils should ensure members of the Armed Forces and Veterans who need support wit...
    • 25 May 2021
  • Amey SFA - Safety & Compensation Updates

    SFA SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING WINDOW RESTRICTORS The safety of SFA occupants is a top priority. There is a risk of children or vulnerable adults falling from open windows if restrictors are not engaged or not operating correctly. If restrictors ar...
    • 25 May 2021
  • Have You Let Your House Out?

    Have You Let Your House Out? If so, be aware that due to COVID, the Government has extended the period of notice, currently landlords must give tenants to six months and this will be reducing to 4 months from June.  Some families returning from overseas postings h...
    • 25 May 2021
  • Joint Service Housing Advice Office - Home Matters Spring Edition

    Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) produces quarterly editions of the Home Matters; Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. The intention is to convey as much relevant information to the reader in as timely a fashion as possible. The magaz...
    • 25 May 2021
  • £200 million new Government funding for the UK Armed Forces Housing and Accommodation

    £200 million new Government funding for the UK Armed Forces Housing and Accommodation Over 5,000 personnel, plus their families will have homes modernised with new kitchens, bathrooms and furnishings including re-roofing to reduce the risk of mould and damp.  As part of the funding injection 3,500 Service homes will be upgraded a...
    • 25 May 2021
  • DIO SFA Update - Product Recall Notice

    Important Message from Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to all Customers   PRODUCT RECALL OF B&Q GOODHOME COLENSO 2000W WHITE FREESTANDING FAN HEATERS   B&Q GoodHome Colenso 2000W White Freest...
    • 25 May 2021
  • Agility - Removals Operating Conditions - COVID-19

    Agility - Removals Operating Conditions - COVID-19 Agility Logistics Limited (Agility) is the MOD approved service provider for removals and is part of the Global Removal Management Services (GRMS).   The Agility website has information on how they are operating their removals process to e...
    • 25 May 2021