SSAFA Hampshire

We are the Hampshire Branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA Hampshire

We are the Hampshire Branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

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We provide lifelong support to those who are serving or have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and to their families. Founded in 1885, we’re extremely proud of our long-standing heritage and of all the work we do with inspiring people from Hampshire, across the UK and around the world.


Telephone number: 07413 417 226


If you’re unable to reach us, you can contact Forcesline on 0800 731 4880 between the hours of 09:00 and 17:30, Monday - Friday.  If you need immediate help any other time, please contact Veteran's Gateway on 0808 802 1212.

Meet the team

The team at SSAFA Hampshire is dedicated to helping veterans, service personnel, and their families, in the local community. Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services that cover a range of emotional, practical and financial issues. We are proud to say that we help our Armed Forces family whenever they need us, for as long as they need us. Here at SSAFA Hampshire, we have a variety of different personalities that together make our team so special.

Clive Ward

Branch Secretary

Clive Ward is now Branch Secretary Hampshire having served his time as a caseworker for Test Valley. He had a full career in the Army (REME) and then served with the Army Headquarters at Wilton and Andover before retiring in 2018.

Lawrence 'Ash' Ashbridge

Branch Publicity Officer

Ash has been the Branch Publicity Officer at SSAFA Hampshire since 2016 and has also been a Caseworker for Winchester Division since 2015. The roles includes publicity, awareness raising, fundraising and social media for the County.

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 Hampshire, 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 our country.

Available roles