Monday, 14 September 2015

SSAFA Support for Homeless Armed Forces Veterans

There's no question that life after the Forces can be challenging. At SSAFA we know that significant number of veterans find themselves on the streets so we have developed specialist services to support them.

For some service life can put a strain on relationships leading to divorce. A lack of experience in dealing with every day finances can quickly get people into trouble too. Mental health problems, sometimes relating to military service such as PTSD, can also increase the risk of homelessness with sufferers facing addiction and unemployment.

Getting veterans back on their feet

As a priority our team provide food, clothing and shelter for veterans who find themselves homeless. We then look to see what other support we can provide to get someone off the street.

Importantly, our network of volunteers outside of London, as well as our wider welfare services mean that SSAFA is there for our veterans as they rebuild their lives. For someone moving into a new home or kicking an addiction, our support and funding is an essential part of their journey.

Call our Housing Advisors on 020 7463 9398 or send us an online enquiry.

Support Services for Military and Defence Personnel and their Families

Find out about British Forces Post Office services, how to address mail, BFPO numbers, e-blueys and free mail.

A complete overview of Cyprus and its UK bases, a guide to the island and employment opportunities for civilian UK dependants.

Find out about RAF Akrotiri, accommodation, medical facilities, schools, amenities and recreation.

Medical facilities, education, amenities and recreation options for families posted to Episkopi Station.

Accommodation, medical facilities, education, amenities and recreation for postings to Troodos Station in Cyprus.

Accommodation, medical and recreational facilities, education and other amenities at the UN Force headquarters in Cyprus.
British forces in the South Atlantic, information on the islands, accommodation and facilities for personnel and their families

The Career Transition Partnership is there to help ex-service people to find a new civilian career or job and help employers to recruit the best.
The Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) provides expert and impartial advice about the education of service children.

A guide to civilian housing schemes, temporary and transit accommodation and homelessness.
Services and facilities providing treatment and support for wounded, sick and injured service personnel.

Providing support for defence staff on NATO and European Union Military Staff (EUMS) postings.

The Career Transition Partnership helps people leaving the services to find new careers and jobs, along with a range of further support services.

British armed forces casualty administration and notification.

There is strong commitment to maintaining the overall health and wellbeing of service personnel - even after they have left the services.

MODCARE, supports small, non-national charities: find out how to nominate a charity, donate to MODCARE or take part in fundraising.

Mental health support and advice facilities for service personnel, reservists, veterans and service families.

A financial awareness website for Service personnel and their families.
DBS NSV provides national security vetting to the 3 Armed Services and other customers across the public sector.

Details of service pension and services managed by Veterans UK.

The benefits of recruiting people who have served in the Armed Forces and services offered by the Career Transition Partnership.

Requests for access to personal data held by the Ministry of Defence.

A guide for service families about applying for, maintaining, moving in and out of and living in service family accommodation in the United Kingdom.

Find out about legacy health, recognition, return to civilian life, support from the voluntary sector, commemoration and payment schemes.

Sport and training programmes for wounded, injured and sick personnel from across the Armed Forces.

Guidance to defence personnel on using of social networking sites.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Amicus Trust - Support for Veterans

MOD Service Leavers Guide - Latest Version Now Available

The latest version of the Service Leavers Guide is now available online at the link below. The booklet provides information on a range of topics to help you transition out of the service and individuals should receive their own hard copy in the post from Defence Business Services at the 9 month point.

If you haven't received your copy, please get in touch with the JPAC here:

JPAC Enquiry Centre
Mail Point 355
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
G2 8EX

Serving personnel enquiries: 94560 3600

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Moving from BFG To the UK


The Army Basing Team (ABT) has produced a film titled Army Movement Guide which covers the end to end process of moving from Germany to the UK under the Army Basing Programme. This is aimed at Service personnel, civilians and their families to support them during their move.

The film is available on YouTube at this link

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Ambrosden / Langford Health Visitor information

Free Attractions in London

Make the most of your stay in the city with these free London attractions.
From London's exquisite parks, to world-class museums such as the Natural History Museum, historic houses, stunning art galleriesand free activities for kids, there are some amazing free experiences to be had in London. 
The range of free London attractions is incredible. 
Where else in the world can you meet dinosaurs and creepy crawlies, see portraits of Tudor monarchs, travel back to the Battle of Britain, see Darwin's walking stick and the Lord Mayor's 18th-century gold coach, all without spending a penny?

For a full list please visit


Oxfordshire Family Information Service

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

HIVE Handout - Kennels, Catteries, Livery Yards and Vets

Are you moving to Bicester,

Do you have Domestic Pets and other Animals?

Please follow this link for a HIVE Handout 
Kennels, Catteries, Livery Yards and Vets