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Innsworth Station Welfare Office & Community Centre

The Welfare Office is based outside of Imjin Barracks, Innsworth. It is near the Innsworth SFA Area, behind the Costcutter shop on Innsworth Lane. The welfare office is located next to the Old Station Nursery which adjoin each other. The Innsworth Station Community Centre is located immediately opposite the welfare office main entrance.

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Unit Welfare Officer (UWO) 
  01452 362557  
Unit Welfare Warrant Officer (UWWO) 
  01452 362554    
Welfare Reception
 +44 (0)1452 362550  
welfarearrc@hotmail.co.uk

 Housing Officer
 +44 (0)1452 362551 

 arrcphq-pnpolicycell-mailbox@mod.gov.uk

Office Opening Time: Monday - Thursday 0830-1630

Friday 0830-1400 

Welfare Support

The Welfare Office provides support to service personnel and their families based at Innsworth Station - Headquarters  Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, Gurkha ARRC Support Battalion, Headquarters 1 Signal Brigade, and 252 Signal Squadron. The Welfare Office also provides support to personnel and families from the Joint Support Services Unit (JSSU), Government Communications HQ (GCHQ) Cheltenham, 1 Military Intelligence section, and Ashchurch/Tewkesbury. The trained welfare officers deal with welfare needs/cases of service personnel and their families. They listen to, advise, and provide support. When needed they will refer to other agencies for more specialist advice, ( Army Welfare Service).

Unit Welfare Warrant Officer

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Greetings to everyone. I extend my well wishes to you and your respective families, hoping that you are in good health and making appropriate preparations for the upcoming winter season. We appreciate your continued support shown to the welfare team and anticipate a similar level of affection during our tenure. I have assumed the job of Unit Welfare Warrant Officer since July this year and I look forward to serving you.

I enlisted in the Brigade (Bde) Gurkhas in 2004 and joined the Queens Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment in 2005. In 20 years of loyal service, I have had the privilege of deploying on various operations and exercises all over the world. For now, I am focused and really enjoying my welfare role bestowed upon me and the opportunities it has afforded me, more significantly working in a multicultural environment.

WO2 Surye Gurung, QOGLR

welfare facilities

The facilities provided by the Welfare Centre are the Community Centre, Welfare Contact houses, Local Attractions tickets, Sports tickets, Bouncy Castles, Gazebos, and Minibus. The facilities can be used by Serving personnel, civil servants, and their families, who live or work within Innsworth Station. All bookings for the facilities are made through the Welfare Reception. The Reception holds the booking schedules and forms for all the facilities; there is a form and Terms and Conditions for each facility.

Community Centre

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The Community Centre can be booked for meetings, events and parties. It can accommodate up to 60 personnel. For private events, the hire charge is £10 per hour. 


The Welfare Team organises and facilitates various events for families in the Innsworth Station Community. A schedule of routine events in the welfare centre is provided below. There is a Welfare Facebook site 'www.facebook.com/groups/imjinstationcommunity', which is monitored by the Welfare team and Welfare reception. It is used to pass on information/notices of meetings, events, etc in the Community centre and in the local area. Service Personnel and spouses can apply to join the site.

Weekly Events at the Innsworth Community Centre

Monday - Parents & Tots (0930 - 1130)

Monday - Beavers & Scouts (1730 - 2100)

Tuesday - Home Start (0930 - 1200)

Tuesday - ASC Club (1930 - 2130) 1st & 4th week of the month

Tuesday - Meditation (1900 - 2100) 2nd & 3rd week of the month

Tuesday - Military Spouse Co-working Chapter (1300 - 1500) 1st week of the month 

Wednesday - Military Wives Choir (1915 - 2115)

Wednesday - Sportily (1000 - 1130)

Thursday - Chatty Cafe (1000 - 1200)

Thursday - Cubs (1800 - 2000)

Friday - Coffee Morning (1000 - 1200) Fortnightly

Friday - Ellie Yoga (1830 - 2030) Fortnightly

Monthly Event

Innsworth Family Outreach Program (0930 - 1130) Last Monday of each month

Other Events - These events will be publicised on the Welfare Facebook page - 'www.facebook.com/groups/imjinstationcommunity'

Welfare Centre Linktree account

The Innsworth welfare station has established a Linktree account that features necessary links for swift access to emergency resources as well as information pertaining to local services, schools, and leisure centres.

Please use either the QR code or the search web link below-

Search Web Link - 'https://linktr.ee/innsworthwelfare'

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Welfare Contact Houses

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Welfare have two contact houses on the Innsworth Service Families Accommodation (SFA) site. Both houses are 3 Bedrooms, furnished and suitable for up to 6 people. Bedding is provided for each booking by the Welfare Reception.

The houses are used mainly by separated/divorced parents to see their children and for welfare cases when required. They can be booked by other people for family visitors. However, this request has to be approved by Unit Welfare Officer (UWO)/ UWWO) and is dependent on the reason for booking and availability. 

The houses are booked and paid for in advance through the Welfare Reception on a priority system at the cost of £35 per night.

Priority is given to estranged personnel with visiting rights for their children.

Priority 1 - Closed relatives visiting very serious injured or seriously injured soldiers.

Priority 2 - Other Welfare reasons at the discretion of the Welfare Officer.

Other Welfare Information

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Minibus

The Welfare Centre has a minibus for use by Station personnel and families. It is booked and paid for in advance through the Welfare Reception.

The cost is £45 per day

The minibus can be booked for one day to a maximum of 14 days. It can be booked for private or military work events. The person driving the minibus must make the booking, and he/she must be over 25 years old and have a valid driving license. 

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Bouncy Castles

The Welfare Centre has 2 Bouncy Castles for hire, a new Medieval one, and one large Red and Yellow. 

The costs to hire are:

Medieval - £25

Large Red & Yellow - £25

They are booked and paid for in advance through Welfare Reception.

The Bouncy Castles are picked up from and returned to the Community Centre. Community Centre keys are collected from the Guardroom.

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Gazebos

The Welfare Centre has 3 x Gazebos for hire at a cost of £20 per tent per day.

They are booked and paid for in advance through Welfare Reception.

The Gazebos are picked up from and returned to the Community Centre. Community Centre keys are collected from the Guardroom.

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Address

Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
United Kingdom

Welfare Office

Office Opening Time:
Monday - Thursday 0830-1630
Friday 0830-1400
+44 (0)1452 362550