Afghanistan veteran with medals and child

SSAFA's support for our returning troops

18 March 2014

SSAFA's support for our returning troops

Julie Quinn, Executive Director of Health & Social Care at SSAFA, has spoken to Channel 5 News about our Forces return from Afghanistan and how SSAFA will be here to support them.


SSAFA's support for our returning troops

By the end of 2014, the UK Armed Forces footprint in Afghanistan will be dramatically reduced. Afghan forces are now leading 97% of all security operations across the country and carrying out over 90% of their own training.

Julie Quinn, Executive Director of Health & Social Care at SSAFA, was asked by Channel 5 News to speak about some of the issues that our troops might face on their return. In the interview, Julie explains that if support is needed then SSAFA will be there for these serving personnel and their families. Watch the clip below to hear from Julie.

SSAFA's future support for our Forces family

The bravery and professionalism of the individuals who have deployed over the last 13 years - and the families who have stood by them - has been often been recognised during the conflict in Afghanistan. As this major military operation draws to a close, we cannot afford to forget that the needs of military personnel and their families will continue long after the conflict ends.

SSAFA is experienced in providing lifelong support to those who have served on operations. From coming to terms with a life-changing injury, to understanding and identifying mental health problems or helping families to cope with the loss of a loved one, we offer a unique range of services for the entire military family and we will continue to provide these services far into the future.