Better births

EVERY woman should feel supported and have their voice heard about the maternity care they’re receiving, especially pregnant military spouses and partners who might be new to an area, have their soldier away, o...

Movers and shakers

More than 4,000 people from British Forces Germany are rebasing this summer. The majority are moving back to Wiltshire, but also to other UK locations and Cyprus. We’ve been finding out how it’s going… T...

Kids who care

AFF Health & Additional Needs Specialist Karen Ross has been looking at what it means to be a young carer in the armed forces community… MORE than 800,000 children and young people across the UK, some ...

Pilot site for Aldershot

A FUTURE Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot has been developed to help understand how forces families will choose to live in the future and how FAM can be improved. It’s a chance for the MOD to test the policy and...

Our youngsters’ voices

Growing up in an army family throws up some unique challenges – separation from parents, moving schools and changing friendships to name a few. So, what impact do these factors have on service children’s educat...

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...

Should I stay or should I go?

HERE at AFF, families often ask us how they can retain their Service Family Accommodation (SFA) when posted. It’s only available for very specific reasons such as for public exams, a short-notice posting, moves...

Shuffling the surplus

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder provides a timely reminder on the sublet programme and how it works… There are currently approximately 11,400 empty SFA in the UK – many are being held for the last remain...