Sheltered housing for women and children

Women of the Armed Forces community may find themselves without somewhere to live or require a place of safety. That's why we’ve got our Stepping Stone Home.

It's like a home for me. The staff have done so much to help me.

- Janet, Resident

How can SSAFA help provide a secure place for me and my children?

SSAFA's Stepping Stone home provides a comfortable, secure and female-only place to stay for as long as you need to get back on your feet. From our clean and well-maintained communal spaces and garden to private areas for each resident to make their own, we want our guests to feel like they are in a home from home.

Our experienced Stepping Stone home staff are ready to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible, and are constantly on hand to provide someone to listen to your worries, or provide advice and guidance - whether you plan to move on or reconcile your previous relationship.

What should I do now?

Get in contact with Forcesline today, by phone, email, or online. 

You can call them on the 0800 260 6780, via webchat by clicking on the button in the bottom right of your screen, or by using the webform below to send them a message.

Talking your problems over with our dedicated team is your first step, and from there we will be able to best understand your unique situation.


SSAFA's sheltered housing service is only available to women, and their children, if they have received at least one day's pay from the Armed Forces (British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, including Reserves), or are in the immediate family of someone who served.

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Need to talk?

Please fill in the form or call us to speak to one of our Forcesline advisors.

0800 260 6767

We are open 09:00 - 17:00,
Monday to Friday.

Or talk to our Forcesline advisors online with our new live chat service.

If you wish to speak to SSAFA about any problem or issue facing you as a member of the Armed Forces community - whether a serving soldier, sailor or airman, or a veteran, or one of their family members - then you can call Forcesline and speak to one of our help team.