Your Family

Fostering from afar

Phil and Ange Dakin have lived and worked in Episkopi Station for 12 years. They’ve been registered as a foster family for the last three, providing e...

No barriers to foster care

Don't be put off becoming foster carers because you have to move often or are frequently deployed. Military life needn’t be a barrier and many local a...

Heaven scent

Marketing consultant Sarah Hulyer (24) admits that moving to Northern Ireland from London proved a bit of a culture shock. Her biggest plus has been g...

Working in Welfare

It’s reassuring to know that all prospective UWOs take part in an extensive course which covers all aspects of welfare to support army families… Easi...

Service Safety Net

You do a great job of looking after your own family but there are times when you need extra help or advice. Welfare support is there to take care of e...

Winter warmers

How can you keep your family happy and healthy this winter? At the end of a tough year for most people, this edition’s food column is focused on keepi...

Putting smiles on faces

Growing up without your mum or dad by your side is one of the toughest things to go through as a child, so knowing you’re not going through it alone i...

There for each other

The Army Widows’ Association (AWA) was formed in 2004 for army widows, widowers, recognised partners and their family members, to provide comfort, sup...

More than just a charity

Established 16 years ago, the Forces Children’s Trust (FCT) was the first British charity to specifically help children whose parent had died or susta...

Coping with grief

The loss of any family member is always very hard to cope with, but it can be particularly difficult for those who lose a loved one serving in the arm...