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 ...

Rebasing round-up

Over the next 12-18 months, many Army families will be involved in unit moves as part of the Army Rebasing Programme. Army&You spoke to Collette Musgrave, AFF’s UK & Overseas Director, about this large ...

Finding a fair deal

With the mobile nature of Army life, you and your soldier can sometimes become accidental landlords if you have to rent out your property to undertake a posting elsewhere. Lt Col Penny Davies ALS (pictured abov...

Claiming compensation

Did you know DIO has a compensation scheme in the UK for missed appointments and for significant issues at move-in for all SFA and SSFA? Here's the procedure you’ll need to follow to claim… Missed appointm...

Move-in responsibilities

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder tells us what you – and CarillionAmey (CA) – are responsible for when moving into Service Families Accommodation (SFA)... YOURS Arrive in good time If possible,...

Building the best

Having lived in both the good, the bad and the ugly MOD housing in her 20-plus years as an Army spouse, AFF’s Wiltshire Co-ordinator Carol Morris jumped at the chance of a sneak peek of the brand new developmen...

Are you pet prepared?

PETS can be a welcome addition to your family, providing much-needed comfort when loved ones are away and a sense of continuity when moving frequently from one home to the next. If you’re living in Service Fam...

How we live

Earlier this year, AFF’s Big Survey received a record number of responses when we asked how you want to live as an Army family. The results will help inform the MOD as it plans how Service families will be hous...