SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity

By SPP Reporter

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

How we help

Currently Serving

At SSAFA we understand that life in the Forces is unique, so occasionally you or your family might need a helping hand. So we’re here to provide practical and emotional support to anyone who is currently serving in the Army, RAF and Royal Navy and their families when they most need it.

What we can do for you

We have a network of trained volunteers on Army, RAF and Naval bases in the UK and around the world who can give you local support. Everyone faces different challenges so we’ve developed specialist services to meet the needs of today’s serving community. Find out what we can do for you.

Call Forcesline on: 0880 731 4880

Who we help

Support in the service community

Our SSAFA volunteers are on bases and stations around the world ready to give an extra helping hand to military families when they most need it.


Helping individuals transition out of the Services, no matter what the circumstances. We help Wounded,Injured and Sick personnel in the Armed Forces family as they adjust to life on civvy street. We are also operating a transitional mentoring trial on behalf of the Ministry of Defence to help servicemen and women, as well as their families as they exit out of the Services.

Adoption for military families

SSAFA is a registered adoption agency dedicated to helping military families through the adoption process.

Housing for women and children

Our Stepping Stones Homes are places to stay for women and their children with a service connection.

Additional needs and disability support

We provide specialised support for military families whose children have additional and special needs. This includes our Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum (FANDAF) that runs short breaks for the children, their families and carers.

Support in the Service Community

We have specially trained volunteers on bases and stations around the world ready to give a helping hand to serving families. Here are just some of the ways that we can support you. Get in touch to let us know what we can do for you.

Community Support

We support many local groups with donations towards projects that benefit our service community.

Everyday practical support

We can give you practical support such as transport to an appointment or help keeping your garden in shape.

Someone to talk to

Our befrienders are there when you need some company when your loved one is deployed away from home. They are there to give advice to those who are new to service life.

Help with tough situations

We can help you through incredibly difficult times, such as bereavement. We can give you support if your family is experiencing marital problems or in the process of separating.

Supporting you back onto civvy street

And we’re there for you if you’re thinking about leaving the Armed Forces and you’re feeling unsure abou resettling into civilian life.

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