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SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity)

SSAFA provides lifelong support for veterans and their families. So if you’ve ever served in the Army, RAF or Royal Navy, we’re here for you and your family when you need help, for life. That’s for both Regulars and Reserves.

We can offer help with:

  • Housing advice - practical housing advice and support to Armed Forces veterans and their dependents including guidance around housing benefits and accessing social housing.
  • Debt advice
  • Help with mobility -our volunteers can help veterans to help maintain mobility and independence at home including mobility scooters and stairlifts.
  • Buying household goods
  • Dealing with military mental illness
  • Help with the loss of a loved one - If you lose someone who has previously served in our Armed Forces, or you are ex-Forces and have lost someone, then SSAFA is committed to giving you support.
  • Homelessness
  • Residential housing
St Dunstan's Hill, London, EC3R 8AD
0800 731 4880 (helpline) / 020 7463 9354 (general enquiries); 0800 032 5612 (volunteering)
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.30pm
Who is it for:
current or former members of the armed forces and their families

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