Theatre workshops for forces families

There’s a fantastic opportunity for forces families interested in getting involved in the arts and theatre. The Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC, a not for profit organisation, has created arts hubs around the UK fo...

Real stories through the lens

Is your family part of the UK armed forces community? A new project from King’s College London Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) is after your contributions and would love to hear from you! ‘Real Sto...

More than an office

Are you still working, living and playing inside the same four walls? Have you started talking to the dog yet? When lockdown eases, seek out your local Military Coworking Network (MCN) hub. They're not just a p...

What’s life like in Wales?

What is it that can make you feel lonely or socially isolated? Is it being away from family and friends, being stuck without transport or being on your own for a period of time? These are the questions being as...

A helping habit

From running arts and crafts at a mums’ and tots’ group and being a music librarian for one of the Military Wives Choirs to presenting on her community radio station, army spouse Donna Burns’ extensive voluntee...

Social squad success

Kelly Wales has been a military spouse since 2009. She’s had seven house moves across five counties and several changes in career – from an account manager for an online property company to an assistant headtea...

Creating rainbows in the community

Ellie Hutton was a serving soldier for over eight years and has also been an army spouse for ten years. AFF’s Kenya co-ordinator Dawn Fitzsimmons spoke to Ellie to find out more about her latest creative art pr...

Force for change

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced the launch of two new funding programmes tackling social isolation amongst the armed forces community. A Force for Change in communities In early 2020, the...

Preschool receives community support to reopen

A preschool in Edinburgh has just opened its door again and is offering a new outdoor learning and play experience for local children including army families from Edinburgh Garrison. Dreghorn Preschool, which ...

Flying the flag

Almost a year since its creation, the Marama Alliance UK (MAUK) is going from strength-to-strength, empowering women in the Fijian community across the UK, and it’s particularly supportive of those connected to...