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.

 

Need Help or Support? Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 

 

Other helpful organisations:

Useful Information:

  • Benefit rate information from rightsnet.org.uk
  • 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:

Want to know what each organisation is doing at present? Follow the links to find out!

   Royal Air Force    Army     Royal Navy

 

Directory of services to help mental health and emotional wellbeing

Click on the below images to be taken to the directories for each area

    

 

 

  Walking with the Wounded - April 2022 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.

 

Project Semaphore - enabling communication for isolated veterans

Project Semaphore will provide suitability identified candidates with an iPad, training, support and 1 year's broadband. 

To qualify you must be a full member of the RNA, over 65 years old and currently digitally isolated. 

Please follow the link for more information.

 

You Matter - Veterans Support Programme

Supporting Veterans at risk of suicide across Northern Ireland.

Helpline 24/7: 03308 089 295

Please follow the link for the You Matter brochure.

 

  

Scottish Veterans Residences

Scottish Veterans Residences provides supported housing for former members of the UK Armed Forces who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Our services are located in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow.

For more information get in touch.

Tel: 0131 556 0091

Email: info@svronline.org or complete the form through link.

 

 

Samaritans Veterans App

Samaritans Veterans is a free service that can provide you with emotional support after your career in the Armed Forces

You can now download the Samaritans Veterans App. Download free from Apple or Google Play

 

Defence Discount Card

The service provides savings for service and ex service members both online and on the high street with a number of UK stores both local and national becoming involved.

Click on the image to find out more and sign up here!

 

Relate NI

Relate NI is working with The Seafarers Charity to provide free counselling to current and retired seafarers, fishermen and anybody that works at sea, as well their family and dependants.

Freephone Telephone Number (10am-4pm): 0800 160 1842

Email: advice@sailine.org.uk or complete the online enquiry form.

 

 

 

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Contact branch

Opening times: Belfast office hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 9am - 4pm

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 - 17:00, 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