Services for our Forces: Welfare

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association provides information on social, family and financial issues and their website offers a good guide of what is available. There is information available for to serving personnel, which can be found here: http://www.ssafa.org.uk/servingPersonnel.html. And there is a service provided to veterans, which can be found here: http://www.ssafa.org.uk/exService.html

Veterans UK provides a range of services, including a veterans advice helpline, a welfare service that will provide a dedicated caseworker to assist veterans and their families, links to other veterans charities offering advice and details of how to contact local Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committees who provide support to war pensioners and war widow(ers). Detailed information about the welfare services they offer can be found here: http://www.veterans-uk.info/welfaresupportcontact.htm

The Royal Navy Community website has detailed information to help serving personnel facing bullying, harassment or stress: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Community/Life-Management

The MOD Army website has details of ‘Forcesline’ for advice on a range of welfare issues, which can be found here: http://www.army.mod.uk/welfare-support/23210.aspx

The Naval Families Federation has a comprehensive list of organisations and charities that can help with a range of welfare issues, including over bereavement and disability needs. More information can be found here: http://www.nff.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=78

The Army Families Federation works on a range of welfare issues. AFF works at a local level directly with families and local command. Information on the issues they cover and contacts can be found here: http://www.aff.org.uk/about_aff/how_we_can_help.htm

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