Women at Stepping Stone Homes housing for women with a Forces connection

Housing for women and children

SSAFA's Stepping Stone Homes

Call our Housing Advisors on on 0207 463 9354 or send us an online enquiry.

Housing for women and children

Women of the armed forces community may find themselves without somewhere to live or require a place of safety. That's why we’ve got our Stepping Stone Home.

Somewhere like home

Our homes provide a comfortable, secure and female-only place to stay for as long as you need to get back on your feet. From our clean and well-maintained communal spaces to private areas for each resident to make their own, we want our guests to feel like they are in a home from home.

Staying at Stepping Stone Homes

Referrals from welfare agencies

If you work with a welfare agency and wish to refer someone to stay with us, fill out our referral form and return to us.

Make a referral to SSAFA Stepping Stone home.

About our Stepping Stone Home

Support from our caring team

Our Stepping Stone Home is much more than a roof over your head. From the first day you are with us until you are ready to leave, our staff are always on hand: if you need a hug, someone to listen to your worries or to give you advice about things like benefits, housing or schools.

They will make sure you settle in, that you have everything you need throughout your stay and that you have all the encouragement you need to make your next steps.


It’s like home for me. The staff have done so much to help me."

Janet, staying at our Stepping Stone Home with her daughter since her marriage broke down


Time and space for you

Our experienced team know that your privacy is very important too. So our Stepping Stones Home provide the time and space that you need as a separated partner or family before moving on or reconciling a difficult situation.

You can stay with us as long as you need to, and after you have left, we will support you as and when you need it.