Welcome to SSAFA

Supporting the person behind the uniform, any time they need us, for life

Whatever challenges they’re facing, members of the Armed Forces community can rely on SSAFA. Our network of more than 5,800 trained volunteers provides practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families across the UK and worldwide.

Can we help you?

Currently serving

We support Regulars and Reserves and their families


Our support is for life, whenever you served

Military Families

We'll give a helping hand when you need it

Want to Make a Difference?


Do your bit for our Forces in your community


Make a difference to all those who serve

Latest News Stories

  1. The challenge of Christmas

    New research by SSAFA reveals 74% of serving personnel find this a particularly difficult time of year

  2. RAF Benevolent Fund awards £97,500 to SSAFA

    Generous grant will help SSAFA support members of the RAF family through Forcesline (pictured), Stanford House & our casework

  3. A powerful piece of commemorative art is being unveiled in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

    'Shrouds of the Somme' marks the centenary of the end of the First World War

  4. British Singer Jazz Morley Releases New Single in aid of SSAFA

    'Disconnected', based on the singer's own experiences with SSAFA, is available from 9 November

  5. SSAFA Launches Support Group for Forces Families Affected by Suicide

    SSAFA Launches Support Group for Forces Families Affected by Suicide

    New service comes in response to figures showing 42 military personnel and veterans have taken their own lives this year

  6. Bernard Mabey

    Southend-on-Sea says Farewell to Dambusters Veteran

    Funeral of Bernard Mabey will take place at Southend Crematorium

More Ways to Support SSAFA

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Did You Know....?

SSAFA (originally called the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families Association) has been supporting the Armed Forces family for more than 130 years. In 2018, our work continues to be as vital to the military community and wider society as it was one hundred years ago.

Our history

130 years of support for the Armed Forces family

Our Impact in 2017

See how we helped the Armed Forces family in 2017

Joining Forces with Age UK

Improving the quality of life for older veterans