Reports and publications

Discover the details of our activities and the impact of our work.

Reports and publications

Discover the details of our activities and the impact of our work.

Our Reports

Our Strategic Review

We have developed a strategic review of where we are going in the next 5 years. We pledge to have the back of our Armed Forces, at sea, in the air and on the ground. Our strategic aims of the upcoming five years will be to understand and adapt to the needs of our beneficiaries and through doing so, provide effective support. We will strive to be respected, known and understood in the sector and provide sustainable resources to help facilitate our volunteers on the ground and train our staff in specialised roles. We will continue and build on our collaborative working within the organisation and with external partners.

Strategic Review for 2017-22

 

Our Annual Report and Accounts

SSAFA supported more than 79,000 people last year through our many different services. If you're interested in the figures, take a look at the review of our recent work.

Annual Report and Accounts for 2020

Annual Report and Accounts for 2019

Annual Report and Accounts for 2018

Annual Report and Accounts for 2017

Annual Report and Accounts for 2016

 

Our Impact Report

See why our work in the Forces community is so important, and meet some of the people that we've helped, with our most recent Impact Report.

Impact Report for 2020

Impact Report for 2019

Impact Report for 2018

Impact Report for 2017

Impact Report for 2016

 

Our Research Reports

A Qualitative Investigation of the Experience of Loneliness and Social Isolation in SSAFA Beneficiaries, Volunteers, and Employees during COVID-19.

Researchers from the University of Bath conducted qualitative research commissioned by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. The research found that beneficiaries’ interactions with SSAFA volunteers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic were very positive with services received being highly valued and meeting beneficiaries’ needs.

SSAFA COVID-19 Research Report here

The Nation’s Duty: challenging society’s disservice to a new generation of veterans

Our 2018 research report, The Nation’s Duty: challenging society’s disservice to a new generation of veterans is based on an extensive survey of more than 1,000 veterans helped by the SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and other members of the veteran community, as well as members of the public.

The Nation's Duty Research Report


The New Frontline: Voices of Veterans in need

Our research report in 2016 was titled The New Frontline: Voices of Veterans in need, and was based on a survey of over 1,000 veterans and their co-dependants.

The New Frontline Research Report

 

SSAFA in Scotland

Last year we provided direct support for over 4000 veterans and their families in Scotland. Find out why our work in Scotland forms a key part of our wider work to provide support to the Forces community.

Impact Report on SSAFA in Scotland for 2018

Impact Report on SSAFA in Scotland for 2017

Impact Report on SSAFA in Scotland for 2016

Impact Report on SSAFA in Scotland for 2015

 

Personal Support & Social Work Service RAF Annual Report

A look at the activities and achievements of our social care services for RAF families.

PS&SWS Annual Report 2017

PS&SWS Annual Report 2016

 

Transitional Mentoring Impact Report

A report on the work and impact of SSAFA's Transitional Mentoring team, who help look after service men and women who are leaving the Forces, and beginning their new lives as civilians.

Transitional Mentoring Impact Report 2020

 

Gender Pay Gap Report

Regulations require that SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, publish an annual Gender Pay Gap Report. We first published a Gender Pay Gap Report in 2017, and have done so annually since.

Gender Pay Gap Report 2021

Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

Gender Pay Gap Report 2018

 

Safeguarding Policy & Direction

The purpose of this policy and associated direction is to set out how SSAFA requires every employee, trustee and volunteer to act to protect children and adults from harm.

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy Appendix 3: Volunteer Procedures

Safeguarding Policy Appendix 3.1: Action Flowchart

Safeguarding Policy Appendix 4: Healthcare Overseas

Safeguarding Policy Appendix 5: Recording and Confidentiality


Our publications

Want to know more about us? Get the latest news on our work with the Forces family. We have the SSAFA News for all of our supporters, and Despatches, a print magazine for our volunteer network (though anyone is welcome to download a copy).


Despatches

Despatches Autumn 2020

Despatches Spring 2020

Despatches Autumn 2019

Despatches Spring 2019

Despatches Autumn 2018

Despatches Spring 2018

 

SSAFA News

SSAFA News Spring 2022

SSAFA News Autumn 2021

SSAFA News Spring 2021

SSAFA News Autumn 2020

SSAFA News Spring 2019

SSAFA News Autumn 2019

SSAFA News Spring 2019

SSAFA News Autumn 2018

SSAFA News Spring 2018

SSAFA News Autumn 2017

SSAFA News Spring 2017

SSAFA News Autumn 2016

SSAFA News Spring 2016