SSAFA Germany

We are the Germany 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 Germany and around Europe.

If you’re unable to reach us on 0049 (0) 176 7353 7420, you can contact Forcesline on +44 (0)20 4526 5909 between the hours of 09:00 and 17:30 (UK time), Monday - Friday.  If you need immediate help any other time, please contact Veteran's Gateway via their live chat service.


Event News

On Saturday 25 May SSAFA Germany Branch held their Annual General Meeting and Case Worker update training session in Paderborn. The event was well attended both remotely and in-person and the team who gathered in-person at the Hotel conference centre ended their official business by gathering together for some team socialising and traditional British cuisine, an Indian curry!


Veterans in Europe:

SSAFA, along with several other partners, were previously working alongside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to deliver the UK National Support Fund (UKNSF) to assist veteran UK nationals who reside in countries across Europe, including Germany. The FCDO’s UKNSF is still in operation to support those currently residing in certain countries across Europe.

However, SSAFA are no longer providing active support with residency applications, as UKNSF support has ended in the countries we were working in. If you still require support with your residency, please find out more here.


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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.

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

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 Germany, 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 us.

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