Families: The Army’s heartbeat

AFF Chief Executive Sara Baade and Major General Sharon Nesmith, the army’s new Director for Personnel, share their thoughts on the importance of supporting our service children... When I first started a...

It’s good to talk

AFF would like to know how best to communicate with those it supports – and you can have your say via our latest online survey of Army families. Until the 8 March, you have the chance to give your views on h...

Emotional education

WOULD you like support with building resilience, managing emotion and developing focus and motivation? The Warrior Programme has announced a date and location for a fully-funded course aimed specifically at ...

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...