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.
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Our support is for life, whenever you served
We'll give a helping hand when you need it
Afghan veteran & full-time dad
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
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
SSAFA reports an 11% increase in calls to Forcesline
The first half of 2018 saw SSAFA receiving more than 14,000 calls or emails to the free helpline for serving personnel, veterans and their families
The Army Central Fund awards £160,000 toward Norton House Stanford Hall
Generous funding ensures those undergoing rehabilitation at the Defence National Recovery Centre can be easily visited by their families
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity awards £103,500 to SSAFA
Generous grants will help SSAFA support members of the Naval family
ABF The Soldiers' Charity supports SSAFA
Awards £346,251 in grants to support SSAFA’s casework service, Forcesline and Norton House Stanford Hall
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.