New repairs contract incoming

The current National Housing Prime (NHP) contract with Amey, which has encompassed the management and maintenance of Service Family Accommodation (SFA) since 2014, will be introduced early 2022. Defence Infras...

A roof over your head

Here at AFF we encourage you to plan your move to civilian housing in plenty of time before leaving the army. We know, however, that things don’t always go smoothly. AFF housing specialist, Cat Calder, looks at...

Recharge your batteries

If you’re looking for a bit of R&R after months of lockdown restrictions but don’t want to head abroad, why not take advantage of the facilities the Services Cotswold Centre has to offer? The tri-service...

Funds boost for forces housing

AFF housing specialist Cat Calder gives the lowdown on extra funding for service accommodation… To help generate work in the building industry after the first COVID-19 lockdown, the government gave DIO £200 m...

Your lived experience matters

A word from Collette Musgrave, AFF chief executive... AS WELL as providing direct support and advice to army families, we work hard to really understand the key issues that are affecting you. This is so that ...

Your future – your housing

IN OUR 2020 Big Survey we asked you to share your views about the Future Accommodation Model – the future of housing for army families. We heard from a diverse mix of spouses and partners, service personnel and...

Step away from the boxes!

Tempted to get a head-start on packing ahead of your move? Cat explains why you should leave it to the experts… Normal removals policy is that the MOD pays for a full pack and unpack service – so you don’t nee...

A rise in damp?

Blighted by mould and damp in your quarter? AFF housing specialist, Cat Calder, explains how we are building up a picture of where the worst-hit areas are… Every time you come to us with an issue with damp or ...

Surplus scenarios

What's the difference between retention of an SFA and surplus SFA? AFF housing specialist, Cat Calder, explains all… Retention is an extension of your entitlement at your previous posting and there are strict ...

Staying put for your studies

Cat goes through the retention rules if you need to stay put for study or training… One of my first successes on joining AFF nine years ago (is it really that long?!) was to push for a change in policy to allo...