RAF Personal Support and Social Work Service

Confidential Social Work Services for the world-wide Royal Air Force community.

The first time I have ever really talked about my problems. A brilliant service.

- RAF service user

If you’re in the RAF, as a single serving person or a family, SSAFA Social Workers and Personal and Family Support Workers are there to help when times get tough.

We know that military staff and families face some unique challenges such as regular deployments, having to live apart and frequent moves. Our team provides comprehensive and confidential support, with a special focus on services for adults, but including children, young people and their families.

Whether you or your family are dealing with stress, depression, difficult relationships, financial problems, resettlement, housing, childcare, equality issues, bereavement, military discharge or deployments, SSAFA social workers can help. We work closely with local safeguarding forums and authorities, whilst maintaining a client focused confidential service, that operates outside of the normal RAF chain of command.

SSAFA's Personal Support and Social Work Service RAF Service is only available to members of the Royal Air Force and their immediate families. This service is available globally.  

RAF Social Work Contact Form

Need to talk?

Please fill in the form or call us to speak to our dedicated social work team.

03000 111 723


Meet the Wheeler Family

Corporal Richard Wheeler reached out to SSAFA's Personal Support and Social Work Service on his base at RAF Wittering to look for assistance with care for his disabled daughter.  The support worker he was put in contact with helped them secure funding to convert their family home with life-changing improvements.

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