Popular Help to Buy scheme extended

THE Forces Help to Buy (FHTB) scheme has been extended until the end of 2019 – great news for the 69 per cent of families in a recent AFF poll who are planning to use the scheme after December 2018. AFF is ...

Caring for carers

MORE than 900 Wiltshire-based military families with a relative in a caring role will be given extra support thanks to a new county-wide initiative. Courage to Care, which was made possible by a £130,000 Arm...

E-learning for families

AFF was delighted to play an integral part in supporting Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership in the development of a series of online Covenant modules. Created by Warwicksh...

Life skills lessons for Forces families

SERVICE families can develop their life skills at Headquarters 11th (Infantry) Brigade's first Armed Forces Festival of Learning & Life Skills Fair this Wednesday (13 June) at the Royal Military Academy San...

Playtime for Hampshire Forces families

THE thousands of military families living in and around the home of the British Army in Hampshire have a new children’s entertainment centre on their doorstep. Located a short drive from Aldershot, 360 P...

Powering up

AFF has teamed up with workforce expert Manpower to give Army families in the Salisbury Plain area the chance to access free-of-charge employability advice and support. We attended one of the sessions to find o...

On the move

Army families have been giving us their views on the impact moving between devolved areas has had on their children. Here’s what they had to say… Scotland to Northern Ireland Mum Rose, and daughters Kezia...

Effective communication

A word from Sara Baade, Army Families Federation Chief Executive IN A recent meeting, I was asked: "Why is it that Army families' morale is so low at the moment and why are they so averse to change?" At t...

Sign up for SSAFA’s Short Breaks

SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, is taking bookings for a pair of exciting, free short breaks designed to offer new experiences and activities for children, young people and families from the Army community. ...