Debt or homelessness; physical injuries, addiction or mental health struggles; relationship breakdown or bereavement: 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?
Our support is for life, whenever you served
We'll give a helping hand when you need it
Jason was medically discharged suffering from severe PTSD
Mandy's husband took his life after leaving the Army
D-Day veteran is a regular at a SSAFA Veterans Club
Want to Support SSAFA? Here's how to get involved
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Run a marathon, do a pub quiz, or hold a bake sale
Latest News Stories
Celebrating National Adoption Week
Did you know SSAFA has helped bring together hundreds of military families through its registered adoption agency?
Celebrities Highlight Personal Sacrifices of Armed Forces
Celebs including Antony Cotton, Kelly Holmes, Dan Snow and Dame Vera Lynn share their thoughts on the 'missed moments' experienced by military families
New Survey Reveals the Personal Sacrifices made by Forces Families
More than half of military families have been apart for once-in-a-lifetime moments like the birth of a child
First-Season Success for SSAFA-Supported UKAF Volleyball Teams
New UK Armed Forces Men's and Women's Teams Progress in National Competitions
Female Veterans Feel Less Supported than Men
Survey reveals almost half of female veterans feel less supported than their male counterparts when leaving the Forces
Veteran Christian Lewis is walking 14,000km to give back to SSAFA
The single father, who was supported by SSAFA when he found himself homeless, has already raised more than £44,000 for the charity over the last 12 months
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.