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Monday, 4 August 2014

The Cotswold Centre - Temporary Housing for Forces Families

Located mid way between Bath and Chippeham, just off the M4 outside Corsham, the Cotswold Centre provides temporary housing for families of serving personnel from all three services. Whether you are in transit between postings, retiring, have welfare housing issues, have been the subject of emergency evacuation from overseas or simply want a break in the countryside, the Centre offers a secure, comfortable and affordable place to stay.  In the case of estranged families and those leaving the Services, the family is to include one child.

The Accommodation The sixty cosy single storey, centrally-heated, three bedroom chalets and converted flatlets are all self catering, fully furnished and include cooking utensils, freezer, fridge, cutlery, crockery, bedding and towels. Televisions can be hired for £1-50 per week. Your accommodation will be ready for you to take over on arrival. If you arrive outside working hours your keys will be left with the security guard at the gate.The daily charge is only £7-00 per family; R&R families pay £10. The rent includes heating, lighting and the laundering of bed linen. 

What is at the Centre?
The secure twenty five acre site has its own well appointed Amenity Centre with internet connection, Tavern Bar, games hall (including large screen TV), launderette and children's playground. The Centre's Community Organiser arranges regular outings to the shops and other local attractions. 
For those staying longer, at the centre, there is an excellent Early Years Centre for children from 3 to 4 years, and a county run Primary School for 5-11 year olds. 12-16 year olds can attend Corsham Secondary school which is close by. 
For families who are leaving the Services the Centre has a limited GFA and furniture storage facility.
The Centre prides itself on providing a caring environment with professional experienced staff to help with and advise on housing, benefits and legal problems.
No pets are allowed on site.

To find out more contact the centre on 01225 810358 Mil (9)4382 4521.

Two beautiful new purpose built, fully adapted houses for use by injured Service personnel and their families are now open at the Centre. Those injured personnel referred to the Centre by the medical or welfare services stay free of charge. Contact the centre for details.

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