SSAFA France

We are SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supporting our Armed Forces and their families, across France.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. Anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families, both Regulars, Reserves, and National Service is eligible for their help. There are branches in many cities and counties in the UK.

There is also a branch in France; SSAFA France was set up locally in Castillonnes, Lot-et-Garonne, in 2004.  It is now active throughout France and our aim is to assist current and former members of HM Forces and their families in their time of need.  We divide France into three divisions, each with a Division Secretary: North down to the Loire, Centre down to the Dordogne and South to the Mediterranean. 

We have more than 40 caseworkers who visit beneficiaries and locate funds as needed.  There are visitors who assist with case visits, and helpers who assist at local events and fund-raising.  There is training for caseworkers and visitors.  Some of this is residential in London, and the remainder on-line.  We always need people to join our team of volunteers.

Need help or support?

Contact branch

Opening times: We do not have an office, and coordinate our France-wide group of caseworkers and visitors remotely. Due to the current Covid situation some of our client's follow-up may initially be remotely using phone/email. You can reach us via the contact details below.

Telephone number: 33 683853909

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.