Established in 1885, SSAFA (Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association), has a long and proud history of providing support to our service men and women, veterans and their families.
Who we help
Our support covers both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served.
How we help
SSAFA helps the armed forces community in a number of ways, though our focus is on providing direct support to individuals in need of physical or emotional care.
Addiction, relationship breakdown, debt, homelessness, post-traumatic stress, depression and disability are all issues that can affect our members of our Armed Forces community. Many of these problems only become apparent when an individual has to leave their life in the Forces and join ‘Civvy Street’. SSAFA is committed to helping our brave men and women overcome these problems, and rebuild their lives.
Veterans Commissioner, Danny Kinahan with SSAFA volunteer at a recent Veteran Information Roadshow
Where we are?
SSAFA provides support wherever it is needed in the UK and worldwide. Our volunteer network reaches into every county of the UK and 11 countries around the world, operating on or near to the UK’s overseas bases. We coordinate our activities from our central office in London and via our regional teams and committees. We have numerous volunteer case workers who work locally in Northern Ireland, therefore understand and are sympathetic to veterans, their families and any associated security concerns veterans may have.
Northern Ireland contact details:
Opening Times: Belfast office hours – Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-4pm
Telephone Number: 028 9032 7740