How To Execute a Military (House) Move

Moving to a new place can be difficult for any family, but it can be even more challenging for military families. The constant moves and deployments can wear on you – both mentally and physically. But there are steps that you can take to make the process easier – and in some cases, maybe even… Read More

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Can A Private Individual Rent Service Family Accommodation?

Question If an individual, either a service person or otherwise, wishes to rent Service Family Accommodation (SFA) as privately rented accommodation how do they make an application to do this? Answer The Ministry of Defence (MOD) have a sub-letting programme, and in certain areas there is availability for properties to be let privately. The sub-letting… Read More

Online Housing Advice for Service Personnel

The Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) has launched an online forum for service personnel and families. The Skype presentation is still delivered in the same format, with a financial mortgage advisor online, providing details on the mortgage process and answering any queries. This new delivery method provides personnel and their families with the ability… Read More

Improving Community Integration among Homeless-Experienced Veteran Families

Research Paper Title Beyond housing: Understanding community integration among homeless-experienced veteran families in the United States. Background Community integration is important to address among homeless-experienced individuals. Little is known about helping veteran families (families with a parent who is a veteran) integrate into the community after homelessness. The researchers sought to understand the experiences of… Read More

Mortgage Deal for Military Personnel

Mortgage adviser Matt Colley is waiving broker fees for military personnel and veterans as a way of thanking them for their service to community and country. The 45-year-old, founder of Bristolbased Moving Experience, is offering the same deal to medical staff after his children received treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit at Southmead Hospital.… Read More

AO & SSAFA Team Up to Offer Discounted Appliances

AO, an online electricals retailer, and SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, have teamed up to offer discounted appliances to troops and veterans in need. The domestic devices are purchased by the charity at reduced cost and, so far, 148 items have been delivered to beneficiaries. Johanna Kaufmann, secretary of the charity’s Clwyd branch, praised the… Read More

Covid-19 & Accommodation Charges

Why have Service personnel continued to pay accommodation fees throughout the Covid-19 pandemic? The government’s direction was clear from the start – stay at home. Almost immediately the chain of command took the sensible approach to protect the force and directed the majority of us to work from home where it was possible and practical.… Read More