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16 September 2014

SSAFA’s reaction to loss of British Forces Germany Social Work contract

David Murray, Chief Executive of SSAFA, has issued a statement in response to the news that SSAFA will no longer be providing social work services in British Forces Germany


SSAFA’s reaction to loss of British Forces Germany Social Work contract

David Murray, Chief Executive of SSAFA, has issued a statement in response to the news that SSAFA will no longer be providing social work services in British Forces Germany:

“SSAFA has been commissioned by the MoD to provide professional social work services to British Forces and their families serving in Germany for 51 years and during this time we have developed a strong working relationship with the MoD.”

“We were therefore surprised to learn that SSAFA would not be the chosen provider, when the contract recently came up for renewal and that the contract had been awarded to a commercial supplier. This is particularly disappointing as we have always re-invested the profits from our MoD contracts to support members of the Armed Forces and their families - something that other suppliers will not do.”

“Our dedicated team of staff will be supported in moving to the new contract holder and we will make sure that members of the Forces and their families are unaffected by the changes. SSAFA professional health care services that are also currently delivered in British Forces Germany will not be affected.”

SSAFA remains the largest provider of professional welfare services to British Forces outside the UK and for the RAF. The provision of professional social work services to BFG forms part of SSAFA's wider provision of professional health and social care services to some 40,000 members of the Armed Forces community in 14 overseas locations.

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