Family support for Forces personnel

When a family member joins the Service, the whole family is affected. There are many organisations that understand the different pressures felt by family members. The organisations below can provide guidance about what services they offer to families or direct you to organisations that specialise in advising particular family members.

For more information follow the below links -

The Veterans Gateway - is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, and you can contact them for support 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The MOD Army - provide a range of welfare support to families while soldiers are away. This support is provided to both Regular Army Families and to those of mobilised members of the Territorial Army or the Regular Reserve.

The Naval Families Federation - provide details of organisations that specialise in advising family members.

The Royal Air Force Families Federation - provides details of agencies available to you and your family.

The Royal Navy Community - provides service personnel and their families with information and advice ranging from relationships to relocations and from education to professional welfare support.

SSAFA - the Armed Forces Charity - provides backing, encouragement and a ready source of advice for parents of children with additional needs or disabilities, serving personnel with a disability and their partners and carers.