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...

Shaping the future of housing

A HUGE thank you to everyone who filled in AFF’s big survey on the future contract for housing; your responses have been presented to decision makers to help them create the best deal for families. Here are the...

Pilot site for Aldershot

A FUTURE Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot has been developed to help understand how forces families will choose to live in the future and how FAM can be improved. It’s a chance for the MOD to test the policy and...

Housing success for Army families

GREAT housing news for Army families – following years of AFF pushing for much-needed change, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has released a consultation paper encouraging local author...

Popular Help to Buy scheme extended

THE Forces Help to Buy (FHTB) scheme has been extended until the end of 2019 – great news for the 69 per cent of families in a recent AFF poll who are planning to use the scheme after December 2018. AFF is ...