Charity information


SSAFA provides lifelong support for our Forces and their families. Thanks to our supporters and volunteers, we are able to meet the needs of more than 50,000 people each and every year.

Founded 1885

  • Mission statement

    SSAFA 's mission is to relieve the need, suffering and distress of those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve and the families of both.

    SSAFA is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of anyone who is serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, British Army or Royal Air Force. Support for their loved ones is also at the heart of what we do. Today, we remain uniquely placed within the Forces family to provide help and support wherever and whenever it is needed.

  • Aims

    SSAFA aims to:

    • Develop and deliver quality services that meet the needs of our Armed Forces and Veterans community.
    • Maximise the effectiveness of our support by optimising the contribution of our trained and committed volunteers.
    • Respond swiftly and appropriately to the emerging and unmet welfare needs of the Armed Forces and Veterans community.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1885

    Registered Charity Number: 210760

    Board members: 35

    Full time staff: 700

    Part time staff: 32

    Volunteers: 7500

    Phone number: 020 7463 9225

    Address: Queen Elizabeth House 4 St Dunstan's Hill London EC3R 8AD

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