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The next step on our journey to transform accommodation services for Armed Forces families

Air Commodore James Savage stands in a formal posed image. It shows from the waist and above. He is smiling at the camera, wearing RAF uniform with an RAF flag behind him.

Our Armed Forces and their families have no real choice where they serve, or when and how frequently they move. More than 39,000 families live in military homes across the UK. Therefore, it’s vital we ensure homes of the right …

British Science Week 2022: Taking on the sustainability challenge across the Service Family Accommodation Estate

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The image shows a row of terraced houses, fronted by a grass lawn with flowers in the foreground.

This week is British Science Week, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. This year’s theme is ‘growth’ and in DIO, we are showcasing some key projects through which we are using science and innovation to reduce the Defence …

Transforming Accommodation Services for our Armed Forces families  

A row of Service Family Accommodation houses

David Brewer’s recent blog set out DIO’s new approach – through the Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) programme - to delivering efficient and effective hard facilities management services across the Built Estate, as existing contracts come to an end. That journey …

Worldwide workforce - meeting DIO staff across the globe

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Lucy Bogue standing with four female staff members in front of a building.

I am incredibly proud to work for Defence and especially for DIO, an organisation that employs some 5,500 people, of which around 600 are overseas. One of the greatest privileges I have as Chief of Staff is seeing first-hand how …

Making a difference to service family accommodation

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Wendy Rothery, Craig Mearns, David Mundell and others pose by a sign reading "Bannachra" in front of some of the refurbished homes.

Hi, I’m Air Commodore Wendy Rothery and I’m DIO’s Head of Accommodation. I'm responsible for the provision of Service Families Accommodation and associated customer support to service personnel and their families in the UK and across Europe. Quality accommodation is …