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 5,000 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. £10,000 grant from Seafarers UK

    Seafarers UK continues to support SSAFA's training of new caseworkers.

  2. Big Brew Up 2019 is here!

    Support SSAFA and the Armed Forces family with your favourite tea, coffee and cake.

  3. SSAFA responses to the Charity Commission report into military charities

    SSAFA supports Armed Forces Day 2019

    SSAFA announced as official main charity sponsor of Armed Forces Day national event 2019 in Salisbury

  4. Birthday Cake for SSAFA veteran

    Local Veteran Thrown Surprise Party To Celebrate 99th Birthday

    World War 2 Veteran Mary Baker enjoyed her surprise 99th birthday party with friends and family at the SSAFA Southend Veteran's Club.

  5. Thank You

    Veterans' Foundation makes generous donation of £10,000 towards SSAFA's mentoring service

  6. SSAFA helps Armed Forces send a surprise message back to loved ones in Valentine’s Day video

    You're Amazing!

    SSAFA helps Armed Forces send a surprise message back to loved ones in Valentine’s Day video

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