SSAFA Northern Ireland

We are the Northern Ireland branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA Northern Ireland

We are the Northern Ireland branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

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 Northern Ireland, across the UK and around the world.


Other helpful organisations:

  • Make the Call (for Benefit Advice) - 0800 232 1271
  • Veteran's UK (for Pension Advice) - 0808 1914 218 - you must be able to provide your National Insurance Number
  • Recovery Together (offers ongoing support for Veterans, their families and carers) -  03308 089 294


Useful Information:

  • Benefit rate information from
  • Help for Heroes have created The Very Seriously Injured Veterans Programme, to find out what support is available click here.


Covid-19 Additional Services in NI:

Please click on the links below if you would like to find out more on what each organisation is doing at present:


Walking with the Wounded - June Newsletter:

Please follow through link to read the latest from Walking with the Wounded.


The Veterans Gateway App:

You can now download The Veterans Gateway App. Download free from the Apple store or Google Play

The Veterans’ Gateway provides a pathway to a full list of services from housing and recovery to mental health services, financial and employment advice through its Directory of Local Support.


Important Research with Military Veterans in NI - PTSD Experimental Treatment Trial (PETT study)

Are you interested in taking part in new research looking at two treatments (talking therapies) for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Queen’s University Belfast and King’s College London would like to hear from you if you are a military veteran of the Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy, aged 18 years or older, living or working in Northern Ireland and have a diagnosis of, or suspect you may have, PTSD (not currently receiving psychological treatment for PTSD).

A short video about the study can be viewed here

If you take part therapy will be free and you will receive One4All gift cards as a thank you.

If you are interested in receiving more information or potentially joining the study, please contact the PETT Study team, who will be happy to discuss the study with you:

Email: / Twitter: @PettStudy

Due to the current COVID-19 situation all therapy will be delivered remotely, you will not have to leave your home if you wish to take part.


Isolating ex-soldier leaves ‘uninhabited island’

Take a look at this BBC article on Christian Lewis the SSAFA Hero, he has helped raise over £140,000 for SSAFA.   

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Contact branch

Opening times: N/A

Telephone number: 028 9032 7740

If you need urgent help, you can contact Forcesline on

0800 260 6767

Or talk to our Forcesline advisors online with our new live chat service

Live Chat

We are open 09:00 - 17:30, Monday to Friday.

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 SSAFANorthern Ireland, 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 nation.

Available roles