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SSAFA provide whatever support is needed for the Forces family. SSAFA provide lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force. They are here for you and your family, whenever and wherever you need us. They will always treat you with dignity and respect. If you are currently serving in the armed forces they can help with:

  • housing and housing advice
  • Family Support Groups
  • adoption for serving families
  • additional needs and disability support
  • mentoring for service personnel
  • professional health and social care
  • personal support and social work for the RAF
  • Forcesline confidential helpline
  • support for serving families abroad.

If you are an ex armed services veteran SSAFA have trained volunteers can provide practical and emotional help if and when you need it. They also have a network of local branches, which means that help and advice is always close at hand.

They also offer the following specialist services for veterans and their families:

  • housing and housing advice
  • Forcesline confidential helpline
  • support for offenders, ex-offenders and partners.

For Kent specific help telephone or email at

The team should be able to answer your calls and emails between: Monday to Friday - 9am - 5pm. At other times please leave a message or send an email and someone will get back to you soon

Who to contact

0800 260 6767


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