SSAFA Cyprus

We are the Cyprus branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. Founded in 1885, we’re extremely proud of our long-standing heritage and of all the work we do with inspiring people from Cyprus, across the UK and around the world.

Cyprus Branch has a small number of dedicated Casework & Branch Volunteers across the island to assist veterans in their time of need. Assistance is provided to relieve suffering and distress amongst veterans and their families and we are committed to being there for them and their families whenever or wherever they need us.

We are not able to provide 24/7 response and cannot replace the help from organisations such as the British High Commission in an emergency.

• Our volunteers can help you navigate the military (and civilian) charity sector, by preparing an application for assistance to appropriate civilian & military benevolent funds.
• In order to apply for help they will guide you through quite a comprehensive assessment of need, income, expenditure and any debt, as well as your personal circumstances.


Opening Times: As queries are dealt with in both Cyprus and the UK, operating times differ from UK Regional Offices and Branches. Where possible, we recommend contacting us via the below email address.


Telephone number: 

If calling from the UK please dial: 020 4558 7704 

If calling from Cyprus please dial: 00357 22 059 029

If your call goes to voicemail, please leave your name, contact number, and a brief message as to your query. We endeavour to return your calls as soon as practicably possible.

Due to international banking restrictions we cannot provide financial assistance to clients in Northern Cyprus. We can, still however, provide general information remotely. Please use the above contact details to discuss this further.


If you are a member of British Forces Cyprus and are looking for information on the Community Health Services that SSAFA provides to the military community and their families, or want to find out more about the Service Committees who operate in each base area, then please visit the SSAFA Cyprus Service Hub here.

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Contact branch

Opening times: N/A

Telephone number: 00357 22059 029

If you need urgent help, you can contact Forcesline on

0800 260 6767

Or talk to our Forcesline advisors online with our new live chat service.

Live Chat

We are open 09:00 - 17:00, Monday to Friday.

Meet the team

The team at SSAFA Cyprus is dedicated to helping veterans, service personnel, and their families, in the local community. Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services that cover a range of emotional, practical and financial issues. We are proud to say that we help our Armed Forces family whenever they need us, for as long as they need us. Here at SSAFA Cyprus, we have a variety of different personalities that together make our team so special.

Blue Turnpenny

Branch Secretary

Blue Joined the Cyprus Branch in 2019 after serving 38 years in the Royal Air Force. His last tour was at RAF Akrotiri as WO Logs/SWO. He decided to retire in the sunshine and spends his time playing golf, leisurely lunching and playing more golf, as well as volunteering for SSAFA of course!

Robbie Robinson


Robbie served 22 years in the RAF and 22 years working for a world-leading orthopaedic company before joining SSAFA 2019. He also volunteers for Cyprus Residency Planning Group as well as being the President of Cyprus Samaritans and volunteering at Tala Cat Charity Shop. A busy man!

Volunteer with us

We love what we do. The sense of pride you get when you know you’ve helped someone get their independence and dignity back is extraordinary. Through volunteering for SSAFA Cyprus, you’ll have the chance to meet some truly inspiring people, with stories you’ll never forget. You’ll also gain new skills and experiences, but most importantly, you’ll make a difference in the lives of those who have dedicated their lives, often at great sacrifice, to protect and serve our country.

Cyprus Branch has 40 trained caseworkers across the island to assist veterans in their time of need.

Available roles