Support organisations

There are over 2,000 military charities and Regimental Associations supporting the Armed Forces community.

These are some of the key groups: 

The Army Families Federation (AFF) - independent of the Chain of Command and offers confidential advice 

Naval Families Federation - independent of the Chain of Command and offers confidential advice 

RAF Families Federation - independent of the Chain of Command and offers confidential advice. 

Government Armed Forces Support Services - national government services for those who have served in HM Armed Focres including; Employment, pensions and compensation, service records and medals, Welfare and support.  

Joining Forces Credit Union - the MoD has made it possible for three of the UK's leading credit unions to join forces and make simple savings accounts and loans available to the armed forces and their families 

Little Troopers - is a registered charity supporting all children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve 

Moneyforce - aims to assist all Service personnel, their partners, families and dependants, to be better equipped to manage their money and financial affairs 

The Royal British Legion - provides practical support to serving men and women, veterans (ex-service of all ages) and their families 

SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) - helps with welfare advice and support, health and social care support and specialised support for bereaved families and those who are wounded, injured or sick 

The Poppy Factory provide employment support to wounded, injured and sick veterans 

The Big White Wall - a safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what's troubling them, guided by trained professionals. 

Citizen's Advice - provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities and have specific advice pages for the Armed Forces community 

Galop - is a national Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Trans-Gender support organisation for those experiencing hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse 

Gingerbread - provides expert advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents on anything from dealing with a break-up, to going back to work or sorting out maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues 

Relate - relationship support services 

Respect Yourself - sex and relationship set of services aimed at young people up to the age of 25 

The Samaritans - work to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour 

BLESMA: The Limbless Veterans - Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, is dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight in the honourable service of our country 

Blind Veterans UK - help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives. 

War Widows Association - Campaigning, Caring and Remembering; offer support for UK war widows and widowers of Armed Forces Personnel where death has been caused by or hastened by service.