The Army Families Federation (AFF) is the independent voice of Army families and works hard to improve the quality of life for Army families around the world – on any aspect that is affected by the Army lifestyle.
As a charity we are devoted to working together to help children in need whose father or mother has died, or has sustained life-changing injuries, whilst serving as a member of the British Armed Forces or Civilian Forces
A UK wide cadet scheme for 12-20 year olds, sponsored by the RAF. Includes flying, gliding, adventure training, D of E award, sports and so forth. Also has holiday camps in the UK and overseas. Also has a volunteering option for over 20s to help run the Cadets
The RAF HIVEs Service provides an information and welfare referral service to the Armed Services community, including serving Personnel, their families, veterans, Reservists, and civilians on Station. The HIVEs can support you on: relocating, local station and civilian facilities, schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities, places of interest.
As a member of the British Forces you can access BFBS TV and Radio and other BFBS services wherever you are based across the globe. BFBS TV and Radio is available via satellite, local transmission systems and streamed on the internet. Grants are also available for providing amenities where public funds are not available.
Support offered to the children includes fun activities such as holiday breaks and group events, personal development assistance through educational grants and access to professional bereavement counselling
Service personnel with children in state schools must notify schools of their eligibility for the Service Pupil Premium (SPP). Useful for parents & carers to understand the guidance that is being given
Service children in state schools (SCISS) handbook
The handbook is a guide for teachers and other professionals, to the specific issues relating to the needs of children of service personnel. Useful for parents & carers to understand the guidance being given to teachers etc.
Tickets for Troops provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events. The service offers serving personnel and those medically discharged from the forces since 2001, the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with their friends and families.