WE PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT TO THE FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES, DURING THEIR TIME IN CYPRUS.
At SSAFA we recognise that being posted abroad can be challenging. Our Personal & Family Support Service is here to work with you to provide confidential assistance and advice in a welfare capacity.
Although outside the chain of command,* with your agreement, the team work closely with the welfare side of the military and have a good understanding of service policy. * The exceptions to confidentiality are where it is considered that there may be a risk to your own safety or to the safety of others.
Our civilian Personal & Family Support Workers are trained to specifically provide an in-depth, confidential and impartial welfare service. We have three full-time Personal & Family Support Workers on island who have extensive experience and expertise in providing community support in a military environment.
Working both independently and alongside MOD welfare and community support networks, our Personal & Family Support Team offer advice, support and guidance in the following areas:
All serving personnel, single or accompanied, and their family members living within BFC are eligible for support. The service is confidential, outside the chain of command* and non-discriminatory.
WHO WE WORK WITH
In order to provide a comprehensive service we link in with other welfare organisations that may be able to offer a more tailored service.
We also work closely with the welfare side of the Military and have a good understanding of Service Policy.
Our offices are open Mon: 7am to 5pm,Tues-Fri: 7am to 2pm
Deborah Brant and Jill Harris
The Families Centre
Simply pick up the phone or visit our offices.
You can make a referral to the service by filling out a referral form and emailing it to your local Personal Support and Social Work Office.
Our team will acknowledge your enquiry within two working days of receipt of a referral: once consent has been established and where applicable, we will make contact with the individual to offer an appointment within 7 working days .