Who are SSAFA?
The Joining Forces programme has now ended
Joining Forces was an Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust supported programme in partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. It was delivered by 12 local projects across England by local Age UKs and SSAFA branches. After 3 successful years, the programme has now ended. Many of the pages in this section will still be useful for information and advice. Alternatively, you can look at the relevant sections of the Age UK website.
As part of Joining Forces, Age UK is working with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.
SSAFA provides lifelong support to our Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
What does SSAFA do?
SSAFA exists to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.
SSAFA provides welfare support, by visiting the Armed Forces community to see how they can help.
They also run Forcesline - a free helpline for anyone in the Armed Forces and their families. It's the first port of call for many people, whether they are still serving, transitioning to civilian life or a veteran who left several years ago.
SSAFA also works in partnership with other military charities and specialist organisations to ensure that those who turn to us for help get the support they need.
Want to find out more?
Visit the SSAFA website to get more information.