Flying the flag for Scotland’s welfare

In Scotland, the Army Welfare Service (AWS) has staff based across the country in Kinloss, Inverness, Leuchars, Edinburgh and Glencorse and if you’re lucky enough to be posted to this part of the world you’ll h...

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...

Service Safety Net

You do a great job of looking after your own family but there are times when you need extra help or advice. Welfare support is there to take care of every army family. Jill Misson reports… When your family is ...

Business as usual for Cyprus families

Back in July, a new contract for social work and welfare services for the forces community in Cyprus was introduced. Here, Claire Thomas, business support manager from the British Forces Social Work Service (BF...

A day in the life

Families officer Jason Broad, from Waterloo Lines in Warminster, works closely with AFF’s Wiltshire Co-ordinator Carol Morris. He tells us about his daily duties… What is a typical day? No two days are th...

Training to care

APART from it being a beautiful part of the country, Easingwold in North Yorkshire is also home to the Unit Welfare Course held each month. Any officer, warrant officer, senior NCO, Regular or Reserves, or civ...

AFF and unit welfare officers

THE role of an AFF co-ordinator can involve working closely alongside unit welfare officers (UWOs) and regimental operations support officers (ROSOs). Abi Wrigley, AFF’s Wales Co-ordinator, said: “We have regul...

Postbag: In praise of Army welfare

IN THE 20 years I’ve been with my soldier, we’ve been lucky to have never really needed Army welfare – until this year when my husband fell ill following a working trip overseas. He soldiered on for a long tim...

If you don’t go, they won’t know

Unit welfare teams are there to help and support you through a posting and provide vital care and compassion if the need arises. But what if they do not even know that you’re there? AFF Regional Manager North, ...

Warrior welfare widened

THE Warrior Programme is an education and training course designed to give individuals the tools and techniques to manage the ups and downs of life. It has already helped 500 veterans and is now able to reac...