Support Gurkha veterans on golden anniversary

THE Gurkha Welfare Trust is appealing for people to dig deep in support of its 50th anniversary this year. The charity, which provides aid to Gurkha veterans and their families, is asking people to donate so...

Forces Families Jobs launched

A BRAND new ‘one-stop-shop’ website, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ), went live on 17th September, providing free access to employment and training opportunities to families in the UK’s armed forces.  Finding emp...

One-stop shop for employment

The fact that spousal employment is one of the major issues military families face isn’t news to us here at AFF. We know that the mobile lifestyle, not living near family for childcare support and the uncertain...

Web chat for younger veterans

THE free SSAFA Forcesline helpline plans to launch a pilot web chat for younger serving personnel and veterans in need of support. The new initiative follows research that revealed that only eight per cent o...

Universal Credit explained

What is Universal Credit? A relatively new benefit, it’s the most significant change to the welfare state in many years. At the heart of it is a desire to see more people move closer to work, into work and to ...

Devolved differences

IF YOU'RE heading north of the border on a posting with little (or big) ones in tow, you’re likely to come across some significant differences in education. So, what do you need to know? Here’s our rough guide ...

Support in Scotland

WHEN it comes to looking after the interests of your children in Scotland, the Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), is the charity. Through its children & family support service, RCET can support you...

Army youngsters rise to the challenge

MORE than 30 army youngsters aged between 11-19 enjoyed a-once-in-a-lifetime adventure this summer thanks to an initiative run by Annington in conjunction with The Outward Bound Trust.   Now in its eighth ye...

Funding boost for Norton House

NORTON House, a SSAFA-run home-from-home for families supporting their loved ones through medical treatment, has gained a three-year grant from the Army Central Fund.  Norton House, Stanford Hall offers a we...

Celebrating with Soldiering On

NOMINATIONS for the 2020 Soldiering On Awards, which recognise the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country, are now open.  Now in their tenth year, the awards celebrate the achievemen...