SSAFA Scotland

Supporting all members of the Armed Forces community living and working in Scotland.

SSAFA is here to support the Armed Forces community in Scotland.

We are the trusted source of support for our serving personnel, veterans and their families in Scotland. We provide important welfare and wellbeing assistance to those currently serving in the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force, as well veterans and family members.

Since 1885 we have provided practical, emotional, and financial support that is tailored to our Armed Forces community, we know about the unique demands of service life, whether in the UK or when posted overseas.

We hope you can support SSAFA's important work in Scotland, and show your appreciation for the brave men and women who have sworn to protect us and fight for us.

Read on to find out how!

Navy, Army, Air Force and SSAFA in Scotland

How you can support SSAFA in Scotland

What you are supporting in Scotland

SSAFA provides all of our core services in Scotland, the most crucial being just someone for people to talk to, to understand their concerns and let them know that help is available.

Our Glasgow’s Helping Heroes team, working with Glasgow Council, provide additional services for Glasgow's large veteran population.

We provide adoption services to military families, we support Scotland's Gurkha community, we provide social care and emotional support to soldiers, sailors and aviators on their bases, both at home and abroad.

We provide housing for those recovering from injury or illness, and for their families.  We operate sheltered accommodation for women and children leaving failed relationships.  We provide support for veterans in prison or custody, and we provide mentoring for those freshly leaving the Forces.  We assist Armed Forces families living with a disability and even provide short breaks for those families.

Our work is extensive and varied, but for those who need our help it is irreplaceable.

In the words of one young Scottish veteran:

“SSAFA pretty much saved my life."  

Who we have helped in Scotland

SSAFA helps tens of thousands of people in Scotland every year, in a hundred different ways and we couldn’t do it without our volunteers.

Here are just three stories demonstrating how SSAFA helps people, and the lasting impact it has on their lives:   

Thank you

Our work is impossible without the kindness and generosity of the public. Help us be the trusted source of support for our Armed Forces community in Scotland.

If you haven't already, please consider making a small donation before you leave, it will have a truly lasting impact.