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Families in Scotland encouraged to share their posting experience with AFF

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is calling on Army families in Scotland to take part in their latest survey to help inform them about the issues families face and any unique circumstances a Scottish posting poses.

Families’ feedback will help to shape the charity’s upcoming Scotland roadshow, which takes place on 23 March in Kinloss.

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AFF Regional Manager North Annabel Ingram said: “We’re really keen to learn more about Army family life in Scotland and how a Scottish posting compares to postings in other areas. Our surveys really do make a difference. From ensuring the families’ voice is heard by decision makers, to achieving policy changes in their favour, the evidence we receive is vital for us to maintain our support of Army families.”

AFF is asking families for information on a range of topics including housing, employment and childcare as well as gathering evidence on how the recent changes to tax thresholds could unfairly disadvantage serving families in Scotland. They are keen to hear about families’ biggest challenges, as well as the best bits of a Scottish posting.

Take AFF’s survey

Take the AFF survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/scotlandaff

Survey closes on 7 February. Have your say and help AFF to support families in Scotland in the most appropriate way. For help and support wherever in Scotland you are posted, email scotland@aff.org.uk

Follow this link to a poster with more information.

ENDS

Notes to Editor:

  • The Army Families Federation (AFF) is the independent voice of Army families: Regular or Reserve, wherever they are based, whatever the make-up of their family.
  • Throughout the UK and overseas, AFF works hard to achieve policy change and progress in favour of Army families; they offer advice and guidance on all aspects of Army life, confidentially and in an easy-to-digest way.
  • They work with other agencies such as MOD, government, charities and other key players to strengthen their cause and fight for a fair deal for families everywhere.
  • Their family-focussed website (aff.org.uk) contains information about all aspects of Army family life, and their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages offer families another easy way to contact us, interact or simply follow the work we are doing.
  • AFF operates by four core values, which are pivotal to our work. These are:
    • AFF always puts families first
    • AFF can be trusted
    • AFF is bold and determined
    • AFF is inclusive
  • More on this survey at aff.org.uk/scotlandsurvey

Media Contact:

For more information about AFF’s work in Scotland, contact Sarah Bowie, AFF Comms & Marketing Director, at commsmarketingdirector@aff.org.uk

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