LEAN ON US

Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart-breaking and overwhelming. The charity Home-Start is ready to support you through your toughest times. Home-Start volunteers are trained ...

Teamwork testimonies

If you’re a non-UK family, your immigration status affects almost every part of your life in the UK, from your ability to work to opening a bank account. AFF’s F&C team works with a wide range of organisati...

Shaping the community

For families living in the European Joint Support Unit (EJSU) areas, local support is offered by Community Liaison Officer (CLO) roles. Army&You caught up with Felicity Barton, CLO for SHAPE – Supreme Headq...

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...

Your Mind Matters

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity, has a new service supporting military youngsters across Scotland with their mental health. ‘Your Mind Matters’ – the fir...

Supporting your loss

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is holding remote support sessions for those processing bereavement and loss, providing a creative outlet and a safe space to talk… The two webinar sessions are run by SSAFA in...

The ripple effect widens

JULIA Molony and Sue Hawkins launched The Ripple Pond in 2012 after realising that they had no one to turn to for help. Sue said that there’s massive support available to families at first, but it’s often much...

Heart of the community

Did you know that the Army Welfare Service (AWS) provides confidential support to military families wherever they are located? Julie Mounfield, AFF Regional Manager South, looks at what they can offer… AWS...

Public positive about British troops

NEW research shows public support for the British Armed Forces is high. Using data from the 2011 British Social Attitudes survey, the team at the King’s Centre for Military Health Research and the Aberdeen C...

Support for children in Wales

SEPTEMBER 2012 saw the Welsh Government take responsibility for Service children in the Vale of Glamorgan. Katie Coleman became a Forces Family Support Officer, as a result of the MOD’s £3m fund for schools wit...