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...

SSAFA nominated for top award

SSAFA Worldwide Social Work Services has been selected as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards for their outstanding work with the children of our Forces and their families. The Germany based t...