DIO Families First Newsletter

Monday 4th December 2023

Here’s the latest update from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation on all things related to those of you living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA).

Winter Preparedness Announcement

Earlier this week, Secretary of State for Defence, Grant Shapps outlined the steps being taken to ensure DIO and our suppliers are prepared to provide the right level of service for families over the colder months, recognising the challenges we faced last winter. Full details of the announcement can be found here

Families First Newsletter – issue 11

Issue 11 of the Families First newsletter which includes:

  • DIO’s support to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP)
  • TechSee – using remote technology to help resolve faults
  • Investment across the SFA Estate
  • Key dates to note
  • Useful links

DIO Families First Newsletter - Issue 09

View Families First Newsletter here > 

Widening Accommodation Entitlement (limited locations) (WAE(LL))

The widened entitlement accommodation policy launched on 31 October and will run until the New Accommodation Offer goes live on 11 March 2024.

The following sites are part of WAE(LL):

  • RNAS Yeovilton
  • RMB Norton Manor
  • Leuchars Station
  • JHC FS Aldergrove
  • Palace Barracks Holywood
  • Thiepval Barracks Lisburn
  • RAF Shawbury
  • RAF Cosford

You can read more information on this here >

Winter Guide for Service Family Accommodation

A guide to help families get their homes winter ready can be found here.

Updated 17th November 2023.

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