FANDF Diary and Events

Committee meetings and other events for the Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum (FANDF) community.

FANDF Diary and Events

Committee meetings and other events for the Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum (FANDF) community.

2021 FANDF Committee Meeting Dates:

  • 20 January
  • 17 March
  • 16 September
  • 5 October – FANDF conference
  • 4 November


2021 FANDF Conference

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Tuesday 5 October

The FANDF biennial conference will be held on Tuesday 5th October 2021 at The Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London, SE1 8UJ.

The conference is an opportunity for Forces families to meet and gather useful information from relevant organisations. The conference is also an opportunity for families to directly raise the issues and concerns they have to policy makers and professionals relating to disability and additional needs.

The conference will include an update on the recommendations within the FANDF ‘Families Fighting On’ report, as well as updates and briefings from the MOD, NHS England & NHS Improvement and Education. A variety of stallholders and professionals will be present at the lunch and networking session, allowing families the opportunity to gather useful information from relevant organisations and to speak with key stakeholders.

For further information regarding the conference and to register to attend please email anda@ssafa.org.uk.

 

30th Anniversary Report and January 2020 Committee Meeting

To mark the 30th anniversary of the creation of the FANDF, the committee conducted a survey of issues faced by Serving Forces families with additional needs and disability. On 23rd January the FANDF committee held a launch event to celebrate the release of their survey report, ‘Families Fighting On…’.

This is the largest known survey into MOD families with additional needs or disabilities in the UK Armed Forces, and the first time this demographic has shared these insights and their experiences in an official capacity with the Ministry of Defence.  It provides a platform the families to explain in their own words their lived experiences and the issues they face on a daily basis.

Read the FANDF report in full here.