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Supporting the military community during COVID-19, How SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has adapted for business as usual

As the UK’s oldest, national, tri-service charity, SSAFA is no stranger to adapting to change. Having existed through six monarchies to date, weathered two World Wars and countless conflicts, COVID-19 is one more chapter in a legacy of resilience.  Even […]

RAF Benevolent Fund supports veterans through COVID-19 crisis and beyond

RAF Benevolent Fund supports veterans through COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The welfare of RAF veterans and personnel has been and will continue to be at the forefront of all of the Fund’s work.  The Fund has adjusted its working practices […]


SSAFA expands mentoring service nationwide, providing support to all service leavers. SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is now rolling out their Mentoring Service to all members of the Armed Forces to assist with their transition period. Mentees reported a 35% […]

Building Heroes

January will see the first cohort of veterans starting out on an Engineering Pathway at Colchester Institute’s Harwich Campus. Building Heroes, a Charity set up in 2014, provide training, mentoring and personal support to enable veterans, service leavers and the […]


In a recent poll, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity revealed that nearly a quarter of service personnel are experiencing loneliness in the lead up to Christmas this year. Surprisingly, just 19 per cent of Brits surveyed realise that service personnel […]


Most service leavers thrive in civilian life. However, some may struggle if complications aren’t addressed early enough and this may lead to more drastic intervention later on. Issues that some service leavers may face are often centred around employment, housing, […]

Army veteran drives motorsport career to success

In 2010, while serving in Afghanistan, Matt Stringer was injured by two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) which left him with severe hearing loss. Now, with the help of The Soldiers’ Charity, he has a rewarding second career in motorsport.  Matt […]

Dean’s story, from Combat Stress to Fitness Instructor

Today, Dean is a qualified fitness instructor, but there was a time when the prospect of a career seemed remote. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dean was being treated by Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental […]

Army veteran cleans up with new venture

In 2016, a back injury and mental illness cut short Lee’s Army career. Now, with the support of The Soldiers’ Charity, he runs a specialist cleaning company offering services across North Yorkshire and beyond. Lee joined the Royal Artillery as […]

SSAFA at work around Britain

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a lifeline, offering practical support to thousands of people across the UK, every year. Their work is hugely varied and demonstrates the complexity of the challenges faced by military people and their families. Here’s […]

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