Who Are SSAFA?


SSAFA – Lifelong support for our Forces and their families


At SSAFA we believe that the commitment of our Forces and their families deserves our lifelong support. So our volunteers and staff provide practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families. Whenever we’re needed, we’ll do whatever we can to help.


We support thousands of people in hundreds of different ways, like providing the necessities for a home such as a fridge or washing machine to those who aren’t able to afford to buy or replace these goods themselves.


Help for serving Forces

We’re here for serving members of the Forces and their families at home and overseas. From a friendly chat to assistance during operational deployment we meet the needs of today’s serving community.


Help for veterans

For those who used to serve, our volunteers provide practical and emotional support to veterans and their families. We have a network of local offices so help and advice is always close at hand.


Our specialist services

We also provide specialist services, from homes from home for families of the wounded, to Support Groups for families coming to terms with loss or injury and our Adoption Agency for serving families.


How you can help

At SSAFA we’re always looking for people who want to be part of our family. We have great volunteering opportunities if you have the time and brilliant fundraising events to take part in too. Or you can make a big difference to our work simply by donating online.


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