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

Veterans

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?

Volunteer

Do your bit for our Forces in your community

Donate

Make a difference to all those who serve

Latest News Stories

  1. Thank You

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

  2. 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

  3. D-Day Step Challenge

    Can you walk 10,249 steps a day for 75 days in support of SSAFA?

  4. Haven Competition

    Competition time!

    Win £250 towards a family seaside break with Haven

  5. SSAFA helps D-Day veterans receive Legion d'Honneur

    D-Day Veterans Awarded the Légion d'Honneur

    … with a little help from the North Dorset branch of SSAFA

  6. Openreach Staff Raise £52,600 for SSAFA on Nepal Trek

    An intrepid team of colleagues from Openreach braved vertiginous mountain paths, hazardous bridges and steep ravines to achieve their goal and show their ongoing support for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

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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