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...

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...

Your children’s voice

THIS year AFF has an exciting and important focus on Service children, writes Jilly Carrell, Education & Childcare Specialist (pictured above). We will be teaming up with the University of Winchester’s Se...

From solitude to singing

WITH the unpredictable nature of Army life, the feeling of isolation can be common. It can be particularly tricky for those new to military life who have moved far away from family and friends for the first tim...

Saddle up

TO PARAPHRASE an old saying; the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man – and this is very much in evidence behind the wire in Larkhill, Salisbury Plain. As a military welfare facility and registe...

Support through sadness

BEING a mother who experienced both a stillbirth and miscarriage, Army spouse Amy Woodbridge was keen to set up a supportive group in Germany for those away from their family and friends. Amy found on a previ...

Dare to dream

The Forces Wives Challenge (FWC) seeks to unite wives and partners of Armed Forces personnel through adventure and challenge, combating the loneliness that can be so prevalent in our community. Army&You spo...

Meeting in the middle

IT MAY be a well-coined cliche but – as is the case with many aspects of life – when it comes to the break-up of a relationship, it really is “good to talk”. Doing so, of course, is far easier said than done w...