Army family focus for AFF additional needs events

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is pleased to announce a serious of additional needs support groups aimed at increasing Army families’ wellbeing and confidence through increased support.
Thanks to funding from ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity, these new groups will not only support and empower families who have children with additional needs and/or disability, but will also allow AFF to develop their understanding of what support is needed, and what gaps in provision families are experiencing.

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AFF survey explores the impact of an overseas posting on Army families

Has your Army family been posted overseas in the last three years? Have you returned to the UK after an overseas posting? The Army Families Federation (AFF) has released a new survey to help them to gain a better understanding of the impact of an overseas posting on Army families.
They want to hear about your family life overseas: what works well and where improvement is needed compared to Army life in the UK.

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Army&You – Count Me In!

Under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), to receive Army&You magazine direct to your door in mainland UK, you’ll need to OPT-IN!

Whether you’re in Service Family Accommodation, your own home, a hiring, or private rental, to ensure you receive this unique publication, subscribe for FREE. Army&You is the only magazine of its kind. With essential information, news, features and exclusive real-life stories from Army families. It’s for everyone with a soldier in their life. Don’t miss out – sign up today.

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Army & You Magazine – Spring Edition

The spring edition of Army&You is out this week, packed with essential info, news and real life stories from Army families. In this issue, we take a look at how to prepare for life in civvy street – key things to consider before your soldier hangs their uniform up for the final time.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we tackle school admissions, career changes and the Armed Forces Covenant. Plus, you can meet AFF’s UK team and our first community champion!

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Support from military spouses needed for latest AFF survey – with prize up for grabs

The Army Families Federation (AFF) has long championed spousal employment, with a continual flow of spouses and partners approaching the charity to highlight the challenges they face gaining and maintaining employment.

AFF is now running a new survey to help them delve deeper into those challenges, examining what would make a real difference to those affected, and to what extent military life influences a spouse’s career.

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Does the Army Families’ ‘Offer’ meet the needs of the modern Army family?

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is appealing to all Army families to take their latest survey and say whether they feel the package offered to them eases the impact that Service life can have. The charity is exploring various elements of the current package, or ‘Offer’ available to families, and how they translate to Army family life. This includes how aware families are of policies such as subsidised military housing, educational allowances, and healthcare policies such as support with assisted conception.

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Army spouses to be the focus for new AFF employment project

The Army Families Federation is delighted to announce a new Employment Research project in partnership with the Institute for Employment Research (IER) at the University of Warwick.

After a competitive tender process, the charity has chosen Warwick to conduct research into the real and perceived barriers to employment for Army families. This highly regarded institution will be conducting surveys and interviews with Army spouses and key stakeholders to find out more about the support needed to assist military families into fulfilling careers.

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New AFF film tackles the future of Army housing

A new film out today produced by the Army Families Federation (AFF) highlights the influence they’ve had on the development of policy concerning the Future Accommodation Model (FAM), and their ongoing work around the issue on behalf of Army families.
With FAM still in its development stage, AFF has taken the opportunity to remind families that they remain committed to representing and involving families in the process as much as they can.

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