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SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, is a UK charity that provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents.

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. SSAFA works in partnership with other military charities and specialist organisations to ensure that those who turn to us for help get the support they need.Our volunteer network reaches into every county of the UK. Locally SSAFA has teams (known as Divisions) in Portsmouth (covering postcodes PO1-PO6), Gosport and Havant. Given the uncertainties resulting from the ongoing pandemic it is best to contact the teams by email as follows:

SSAFA can also be contacted using the Forcesline number 0800 2606767, which is open 09:00-17:30 Monday to Friday.

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