Building your family

If you’re a military family considering adoption, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, can support you through the process to create a loving family. They understand the complex demands, and the many positives, of ...

Championing the Cause

When you’re trying to forge a career while supporting your serving partner, there can be conflicts about which comes first. An increasing number of organisations recognise that a military spouse or partner’s c...

Selfcare Sundays

Amy, Polly and Kelly, founders of Revive & Renew (reviveandrenew.co.uk) – business, wellness and personal growth retreats – had to cancel their residential breaks for 2020 due to COVID-19, so they decided t...

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… Easingwold in North Yorkshire is much more than just a beautiful...

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 every army family. Jill Misson reports… When your family is ...

Focus on Funding

During COVID-19, the government has awarded £6 million in grant funding to 100 organisations via the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. These grants offer a lifeline to those of you facing changing needs due to ...

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 keeping your spirits up. Our culinary queen AJ Sharp has been exp...

Experienced, evolving and eager for your evidence

A word from the new AFF Chief Executive, Collette Musgrave... Firstly, a big hello to all army families reading Army&You. I’m very honoured to have recently been appointed as the new chief executive of th...

From pad brat to Cheshire housewife

Model-turned-reality TV star Tanya Bardsley talks exclusively to Army&You about her patch past and why she doesn’t take exception to being a ‘wife of’... Catterick may lack the expansive estates and exquis...

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 army. Here, we explore some of the avenues of support open to t...