SSAFA

We believe that the commitment of our Forces and their families deserves our lifelong support. So we provide practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families. Whenever you need us, we’ll do whatever we can to help.

The history of SSAFA is the history of the men and women of Britain’s Forces and their families.

The vision and drive of one man stands at the heart of the UK's oldest Armed Forces charity. In February 1885, as the Second Expeditionary Force set sail for Egypt, Major James Gildea wrote to The Times appealing for funds and volunteers to look after families left behind. Within three months, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association was born. Since then, we've supported millions of people, and millions more are eligible for help.

Through two World Wars and every subsequent conflict involving Britain, SSAFA has been here for our servicemen and women and their families. The ability to adapt quickly to their needs is still at the heart of everything we do. We never stand still, so our new services provide vital support wherever and whenever it is most needed.

The SSAFA believes in being:

Committed

Our lifelong support for our Forces and their families is reflected in everything we do. So if you need help, we’ll be here for you, through thick and thin, until the job is done.

Practical

SSAFA is a charity that does whatever it takes to get things done. We provide practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and their families, every day of the year.

Understanding

We understand that your time in the Forces can have an impact, now and in the future. But the challenges everyone faces are different, so whatever the problem, we’ll find a way to solve it.

Services

Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below

Victim Care

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I do not want to report the crime to the police but I still want support

Call: 0300 3030 554

Online: click here