School challenges for service children

SCHOOLS in Wales felt the emotional impact of separation was the biggest challenge to service children’s primary education, according to a recent survey. For older children, the biggest hurdle was making fri...

Art in the Aftermath

STYLE for Soldiers, a charity founded by Emma Willis in response to the numerous casualties incurred in Iraq and Afghanistan, has launched an exhibition of painting, poetry, sculpture and film by injured servic...

Support Gurkha veterans on golden anniversary

THE Gurkha Welfare Trust is appealing for people to dig deep in support of its 50th anniversary this year. The charity, which provides aid to Gurkha veterans and their families, is asking people to donate so...

Forces Families Jobs launched

A BRAND new ‘one-stop-shop’ website, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ), went live on 17th September, providing free access to employment and training opportunities to families in the UK’s armed forces.  Finding emp...

One-stop shop for employment

The fact that spousal employment is one of the major issues military families face isn’t news to us here at AFF. We know that the mobile lifestyle, not living near family for childcare support and the uncertain...

Joining forces for jobs

SPOT a vacancy, fire off your application, job done. If only finding work was that simple, writes Jill Misson. When you’re part of an army family it can feel like the cards are stacked against you. Will they as...

Web chat for younger veterans

THE free SSAFA Forcesline helpline plans to launch a pilot web chat for younger serving personnel and veterans in need of support. The new initiative follows research that revealed that only eight per cent o...

Universal Credit explained

What is Universal Credit? A relatively new benefit, it’s the most significant change to the welfare state in many years. At the heart of it is a desire to see more people move closer to work, into work and to ...

Devolved differences

IF YOU'RE heading north of the border on a posting with little (or big) ones in tow, you’re likely to come across some significant differences in education. So, what do you need to know? Here’s our rough guide ...

Support in Scotland

WHEN it comes to looking after the interests of service children in Scotland, the Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), is the charity. If you’re in need of financial assistance with things such as school...