New kitchens

MOD target to reduce carbon emissions

Reducing carbon emissions and the drive to a net zero estate is probably the biggest domestic challenge the MOD faces over the next ten years. DIO has a plan which covers a raft of sustainability-related pro...
Service Family Accommodation

The new housing contract is LIVE!

By the time this edition of Army&You lands on your doormat, the new allocations and repairs/maintenance contract for Service Family Accommodation (SFA) will be up and running. So what differences are you ...

Planting in an SFA garden…

The plants need to be low maintenance, grow to a suitable size for the garden, suppress weeds from early on and mature relatively quickly. The aim is that for the average two years that someone puts in a new bo...

Early exit?

AFF is regularly contacted by families whose soldier is being medically discharged and, in most cases, this may be unexpected and happen relatively quickly. Unlike transitioning to civvy street at the end of s...

Moving unboxed

You should: Take out a suitable, standalone removal insurance policy covering ‘new for old’. You may pack personal items. Check your policy to see what’s covered. Undo difficult fastenings. Defros...

Our experts

Our team provides families with trusted, expert knowledge and here we find out about their key pieces of work over the last few months. Anna Hutchinson – Education & Childcare The MOD and local authoritie...

The big SFA switch

As you may have heard, new Service Family Accommodation (SFA) management, and repair and maintenance service contracts will be introduced across the UK next year to replace the current National Housing Prime co...

Aid in Aldershot

If you’re assigned to the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot area in Aldershot there are other MOD allowance incentives that you may be eligible for if you own your own home or are thinking of buying. The ...

Got chrimbo covered?

With the festive season – and inevitable increase in use of candles – approaching, it’s a good time for families in SFA and SSFA to consider taking out liability insurance. This will protect you against unfore...

Keys to unlock homebuying help

You may be thinking of starting a new chapter in your family’s life and buying your own home, but it’s not easy to save for a deposit, especially if you don’t have a second income. So how can you get a leg up o...