AFF, along with the Naval Families Federation and the Royal Airforce Families Federation, has received funding from the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) to recruit a Transition Liaison who will enable improved support for families transitioning back to civilian life.

The holder of this new post will act as an expert on transition issues and identify gaps in support. We want to find out what’s working, what needs improvement and what additional support families need to make their transition as smooth as possible.

Focus on families

Although soldiers have access to a range of support and guidance during what can be a challenging time, families have not previously had access to the same level of support.

Now, thanks to the funding provided by FiMT, this is set to change and AFF will be placing a firm focus on the issues facing families during the transition period.

AFF Policy and Research Director Louise Simpson explained: “This grant will allow us to give ‘boots on the ground’ support to families, who are vital in a successful transition for Service leavers.

“It will also allow us to understand the needs of transitioning families now and in the future by monitoring and evaluating the evidence provided by our Transition Liaison.”

More on transition

If your family is currently transitioning from the Army, check out our dedicated transition pages for a range of information and guidance; visit, click “info” and look for our transition button

If you would like more information or would like to apply for the role of Transition Liaison, please visit

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