SSAFA France

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

SSAFA France

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

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents. 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: Due to unprecedented circumstances, we are closed until further notice. However, you can still reach us through email or social media. france.branch@ssafa.org.uk,@ssafafrance (Facebook) and @SSAFA_France (Twitter) or  05 53 24 92 38

Telephone number: 05 53 24 92 38

If you need urgent help, you can contact Forcesline on

0800 731 4880

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

Live Chat

We are open 09:00 - 17:30, Monday to Friday.