Support for military partners & families

Call our team on 0845 241 7141 or 0207 403 8783 from your mobile or send us an enquiry.

Military Families

For partners and families in the military community, such as Army spouses, we understand that sometimes service life can be tough. SSAFA is here to give you and your family an extra helping hand.

Our specially trained volunteers are on bases and stations around the world. Find out more about how they can support you and your children.

Help in the serving community

If you’re living on a base or station then you might need someone to talk to such as when your loved one is deployed away from home or if you are new to service life. Our volunteers are there to listen and give support to military women, and to assist with practical help for things like gardening or walking the dog when you’re not able to do so yourself.

Housing for women and children

Our Stepping Stone Homes are places of refuge for women and their children to stay when a relationship with someone in the Forces breaks down. They are a comfortable, secure and female-only place to stay for as long as you need to get back on your feet

Additional needs and disability support

If someone in your family has additional needs then SSAFA can provide specialised support including our Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum (FANDF).

Holidays and events for service children

We offer activities for children and young people from service families, including those with additional needs and disabilities. These adventures give children a break away from home and give you and your family at home a rest.

Adoption for military families

SSAFA is a registered adoption agency dedicated to helping military couples and families through the adoption process.

Military Wives Choirs

This network of choirs, bringing women in the military community closer together through singing, is a branch of SSAFA.

Support Groups for Bereaved Families

Share your experiences, get information and advice, and meet others in the same position.