Money, maintenance and moving on

If your relationship has reached the end, it’s wise to think clearly about your future finances. Our money & allowances specialist, Claire Hallam, highlights some of the cash considerations… You may be abl...

Lesson library

If you have been home educating your children, you’ll know how important it is to find free and engaging content online. The army has recently introduced a fantastic new online learning platform called the Les...

A new place to play in Germany

Attenborough Nursery is the new setting in Sennelager camp for children up to three years old. Although the nursery, like so many facilities, has recently had to shut its doors due to the government’s COVI...

How are you?

A word from AFF Chief Exec, Sara Baade... When I first came to the UK about 20 years ago, I thought it was the kindest country in the world because everyone kept asking me how I was. Little did I understand at...

New funding to bring forces communities together

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched an exciting new funding programme to support creative and engaging projects supporting the forces community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Forces Communitie...

Get creative with forces voices

BFBS has launched a 'Forces Voices’ creativity competition to get you to share your ‘stay home’ creative masterpieces and be in with the chance of winning £500 worth of Amazon vouchers. During this difficult t...

Adopting a family

MAJOR Andy Wilson and his partner Stacey adopted two children through SSAFA, the armed forces charity, which has a registered adoption agency as part of its services to forces families.  Talking about the ad...

Cut costs with tax-free childcare

WORKING parents could be entitled to tax-free childcare worth up to £2,000 per child, per year to pay towards regulated holiday clubs during the school break. You can choose from more than 68,000 childcare p...

Break’s boosting benefits

Designed to be exciting, challenging and fun, Poppy Adventure Breaks take place around the country for service kids. Last summer, community support development workers (CSDWs) from Newcastle and Catterick deliv...

Across the Irish sea

WHEN Army spouse Sarah and her soldier received their three-year posting to Aldergrove, Northern Ireland they were excited to come to the province along with their children Emilia and Alfie-Jay. AFF’s NI Co-ord...