SSAFA Oxfordshire

We are the Oxfordshire branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. Founded in 1885, we’re extremely proud of our long-standing heritage and of all the work we do with inspiring people from Oxfordshire, across the UK and around the world.


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Contact branch

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 09:30-17:00

Telephone number: 0204 566 9126

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.

Meet the team

The team at SSAFA Oxfordshire is dedicated to helping veterans, service personnel, and their families, in the local community. Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services that cover a range of emotional, practical and financial issues. We are proud to say that we help our Armed Forces family whenever they need us, for as long as they need us. Here at SSAFA Oxfordshire, we have a variety of different personalities that together make our team so special.

Paul Duncan


After 26 working as an RAF policeman at RAF Benson, Paul joined SSAFA in 2017, as a Caseworker. “The best part is knowing that I have helped my clients with their enquiry, and knowing that they have a good start to their new life".

Susan Doran

Welfare support officer

Susan was born in Abingdon and joined the Army in 1983. She served for 28 years before becoming a Welfare support officer for SSAFA. You will often see Susan on a bike or walking for some SSAFA cause.

Ian Talbot

Branch Chair

After 34 years in the Army, Ian joined SSAFA, where he is the Branch Chairman. His hobbies include all outdoor pursuits including taking part in the initial Ride to the Somme.

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 SSAFA Oxfordshire, 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 country.

Available roles