AFF is a registered charity that acts as a unique two-way communications link between the British Army and its families. Find out more about AFF and its worldwide service to Army families on this website, including: where and how to find us; how we represent your views and raise your concerns; how to access our training and employment advice; and the latest news, including the AFF Families' Journal, YOUR magazine.
The charity provides timely practical and financial support to four generations of Army families, the physically disabled, the mentally ill, the homeless, the unemployed and the elderly.
In the spirit of 'a hand-up rather than a hand-out' the Fund promotes and encourages self-reliance, self-confidence and a better quality of life.
Agencies concered with the welfare of Soldiers and their Families - MOD site with links to Army Benevolent Fund, AWS, AFF, SSAFA, etc.
The Army Welfare Service aims to provide a Welfare Support Service to assist with the challenges that arise in personal and service lives.
BLESMA is a National Charity for Limbless and Ex-Service Men and Women, their dependants and Widows. The objectives of the Association are to promote the welfare of all those of either sex who have lost a limb or limbs, or one or both eyes, or the use of limbs as a result of service in any branch of Her Majesty's Forces or Auxiliary Forces and to assist needy dependants of such service limbless. We will also help those who lose a limb after service.
Forcesline is a free and 100% confidential helpline that is completely independent of the military chain of command. Experienced civilian staff provide a supportive, listening and signposting service for serving personnel and their families as well as former members of the Armed Forces. You can talk about anything including personal concerns, worries and problems.
The telephone support line is available 365 days a year and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The line is open from 1030am - 10.30pm (UK local time).
•From the UK (Main Line): 0800 731 4880
•From Germany: 0800 1827 395
•From Cyprus: 800 91065•From anywhere in the world (Call-back) +44 (0)1980 630854
From Operational Theatres, to enable access through Paradigm's phone system, dial the appropriate access number then enter *201 at the PIN prompt.
The HIVE organisation is a worldwide tri-Service information network available to all members of the Service community. HIVE Information Centres offer an extensive range of information on the availability of unit and civilian facilities, local schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities, relocation and local interest.
SSAFA stands for Soldiers', Sailors', Airmen and Families Association.
We are the national charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families, including widows and widowers in need.
Eligibility for our help is one day's paid service in any of HM forces and National Service. We also help those who completed a period of satisfactory service in the Reserves.