Friday, 23 June 2017

AFF Reassured about Housing Safety for Army Families

AFF reassured about housing safety for Army families

Following the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London, the Army families Federation (AFF) has approached the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), to clarify whether multi-storey Service Families Accommodation (SFA) features any external cladding, which would potentially present a fire risk.

Safety assured
DIO checked the position of this issue and were able to inform AFF that multi-storey buildings are predominantly brick construction. The external wall insulation used on recent energy efficiency upgrades to military housing has also been confirmed as meeting all relevant building and fire regulations.

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder said, “Ensuring the safety of our Army families is paramount and AFF has received assurances of safety from all relevant parties involved. DIO has also advised us that a review will now be carried out of all non-habitable areas such as stairwells, plant rooms and communal areas, to confirm the safety of the Army families living there.”

Contact AFF
If families are at all concerned about safety in their SFA, they should contact housing maintenance and repairs contractor CarillionAmey (CA) directly on 0800 707 6000 or contact AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder on

To find out more about AFF’s work in support of Army families, visit

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The government is committed to supporting the armed forces community by working with a range of partners who have signed the covenant. The covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.
For more information please visit Armed Forces Covenant.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Veterans' Gateway

The first point of contact for veterans seeking support

We put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

Monday, 12 June 2017

SFA: Protecting your Family and Service Home in Winter

Service Families Accommodation: Repairs & Maintenance

 We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so if something needs to be fixed, you can contact us anytime.

Use the links below to find out more.....



Service Families Accommodation: Problems with your Boiler or Heating?

SFA: Utility Bill Management

The following guides are available on the Carillionamey website: 

SFA: Furniture Service

SFA: Vital Safety Inspections

Safety inspections on your SFA are essential in order to keep your property running safely and efficiently. CarillionAmey run a number of safety checks and inspections during the lifetime of your property.

Read the full details: Vital Safety Inspections 

SFA: Safety in the Home

Read the full details: Safety in the home 

SFA: Running a Business in Your Service Home

SFA: Pets in Your Home

If you wish to keep a domestic pet in your Service Family Accommodation (SFA) you must seek permission. 
Read the full details: Pets in your Service home 

Service Families Accommodation: Move in/out

Forms and check sheets: Moving in/furniture
Forms and check sheets: Moving out/furniture:

Forces Financial - 'Drop Ins' at Bramcote

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Your Local Forces Financial Advisor

Location: Cookhouse
Date: 1st & 2nd Monday each month
Times: 1100 to 1400 hrs and 1630 - 1830 hrs
Evening appointments available on request

Monday, 5 June 2017

Service Families Accommodation: Move in/out

Forms and check sheets: Moving in/furniture
Forms and check sheets: Moving out/furniture:

SFA: Self Help Video Guides: Boilers, Radiators & Electricity

CarillionAmey Self Help Guide - Boilers

CarillionAmey Self Help Guide - Radiators

CarillionAmey Self Help Guide - Electricity

Click on the play icon to watch....

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Understanding Autism

Do you know what small actions could reduce
the overload that autistic people face?

Click HERE to find out

Army Families Federation - Parenthood and Pay; What You Need To Know