Army recovery capability – how it works

AFF receives regular enquiries from families where the serving person is on recovery duty. Some are unaware of the support that’s available or the process that the soldier has to follow. Karen Ross, AFF Healt...

Military life and the carers conversation

Conversations around the experiences of carers in the service community are gathering momentum, with some charities and agencies putting greater focus on carers’ needs, the support they receive and the impact...

Are you caring for someone in a military family?

Lt Col Brian (Edd) Gordon is the Army Carers Advocate – responsible for raising awareness of the issues within the army for those service personnel with caring responsibilities, advocating respect, fair treat...

Army couple: Our IVF story

For some couples, the journey to parenthood can be long and stressful, and for others, it might not happen at all. If you’re an army family considering or undertaking fertility treatment, there is support out...
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I need adaptations to my quarter, how does it work?

There have been some changes to the Additional Needs and Disability Adaptations (ANDA) process under the new accommodation contracts which kicked off in April. Karen Ross, AFF Health & Additional Needs Sp...
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Accessing dentists when posted overseas

AFF has been highlighting the issues that you face when trying to access NHS dental care for some time, but it’s a nationwide problem for military and civilian families alike. So if you’re heading overseas, L...
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Moving home with SEND

Army families are adept at moving – however, you may need extra support if your child has additional educational needs. Around the UK If your child has been assessed by their local authority and given a for...