FANDF

The Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum

FANDF

The Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum


The Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum (FANDF) is a tri-Service group for current Serving families or individuals who have a child or adult dependent with an additional need and/or disability.

The FANDF is a unique group as it is run by a committee of members whose vision is the ensure that all ‘Forces families with additional needs and disabilities receive the support they need’.

FANDF Mission

  • To give a voice to Forces families with additional needs and disabilities.

  • To change attitudes towards families with additional needs and disabilities within the Armed Forces.

  • To ensure policy and decision makers understand the needs of Forces families, who have additional needs and disabilities.

FANDF Values

We are experienced and genuine. The FANDF consists of serving Forces families who have a member with an additional need or disability. They have lived experience and knowledge of the challenges we face.

We listen to and understand the challenges Forces families with additional needs and disabilities face. We offer help identifying and accessing the support that is available for these families.

We are knowledgeable and committed. We undertake research to understand the current experiences and requirements of Forces families with additional needs and disabilities. We use the research outcomes to help inform our discussions with policy and decision makers.

We are passionate about helping Forces families with additional needs and disabilities. If we can make life easier for one family, it has been worth it.

FANDF Membership

Membership is free and open to:

  • Parents of children with additional needs and disabilities from Service families

  • Partners/spouses of Service personnel with a disability

  • Service personnel with a disability

  • Carers of service personnel or their families

Forum members will receive useful information on topics of interest via email and our e-Newsletter. There is also an opportunity to meet the FANDF committee and other members at our biennial conference and other FANDF events.