How do I contact SSAFA?
Need help? Contact Forcesline, our help desk for any member of the armed forces, veterans and their families, on 0800 260 6767, or send them a message using their Forcesline contact form.
What can SSAFA help with?
SSAFA can help provide practical, financial and emotional support for service personnel, veterans and their families.
Can SSAFA help with housing?
SSAFA can offer impartial guidance around housing issues for those who have left the Armed Forces. Our guidance includes homelessness, housing benefits, accessing social housing, tenants’ rights, mortgage arrears, repossession and eviction.
Where is SSAFA based?
Founded in 1885, SSAFA is the UK’s oldest national tri-service Armed Forces charity….SSAFA.
|Type||Charity Veterans’ organisation|
|Headquarters||4 St Dunstan’s Hill London EC3R 8AD|
Do ex forces get priority housing?
Local authorities must now ensure that members of the Armed Forces and ex-servicewomen and men suffering with mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are given priority for housing.
How is SSAFA funded?
Our charitable work is financed by contributions from benevolent funds, generous donations from members of the public and the profits generated by our Health and Social Care department who are contracted by the Ministry of Defence to provide direct support to serving personnel and their families in the UK and overseas.
Do veterans get paid for life?
The VA Pension for Veterans programs is a benefit paid to wartime Veterans who have limited or no income, and who are age 65 or older, or, under 65, and are permanently and totally disabled, or, a patient in a nursing home, or, are receiving Social Security disability payments.
Do ex servicemen get priority housing?
Do veterans get priority housing?
Veterans with mental health conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder would receive priority for social housing under new government proposals announced today. In order to register with a GP and receive support, veterans need to have accommodation.
What does SSAFA stand for?
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association
SSAFA is the Armed Forces charity, formerly known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, and is a UK-wide charity that provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents.
Do soldiers get free housing UK?
If you are serving in the Armed Forces, a veteran or the dependant of those serving and veterans, you can get free housing advice from The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help. They provide advice and assistance to those eligible for help. They also provide some housing facilities.
Do soldiers get free housing?
Soldiers who live on an Army post receive military housing and meals for free. If your situation calls for you to live off post, the Army provides allowances for your housing and meals. Soldiers also receive allowances for clothing and official travel.
Who are SSAFA Nottingham?
We are the Nottinghamshire branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. We are the Nottinghamshire branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. We provide lifelong support to those who are serving or have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and to their families.
How can SSAFA help you?
Whatever challenges they’re facing, members of the Armed Forces community can rely on SSAFA. Supporting our Forces through the transition process. Providing welfare services to the family members of the Armed Forces community. Giving physical and emotional support to older veterans.
How has SSAFA supported former RAF officer Mandy?
Following family tragedy and a cycling accident Royal Signals veteran Gina made contact with SSAFA and was provided the care and support she needed. RAF Police Officer Mandy and her son Jamie were supported through a difficult time by SSAFA when her ex-husband tragically took his own life after two decades of Army service.
Who has been awarded a CBE for SSAFA?
Kirsty Bushell, the National Vice Chair of SSAFA, has been awarded a CBE in recognition for 10 years of strategic leadership for the charity. Gurkha champion and SSAFA supporter Joanna Lumley has been made a Dame Commander Order of the British Empire.