Founded in 1885, SSAFA is the UK's oldest Tri-Service National Armed Forces Charity.
The Charity a provides lifelong support to all Serving members of UK’s Armed Forces, its Veterans and their families and dependents.
Anyone, irrespective of rank who currently serves or has ever served in the RN/RM, Army or RAF including their families, both regulars and reservists, are eligible for assistance from SSAFA. Additionally, SSAFA helps those from the RFA and Merchant Navy on behalf of the Merchant Navy Welfare Board.
SSAFA’s has a small professional staff and network of over 5,000 volunteers who assist more than 90,000 people every year, from World War Two to Afghan.
SSAFA Durham comprises 5 Divisions within Durham Branch; this includes a small Branch Office based in Durham with Divisions in:
Darlington - Darlington area
East Durham - covering the area from Seaham down to Hartlepool and across to Durham city.
Hartlepool - Hartlepool area
North Durham - covering Durham, Chester-Le-Street, Consett and Stanley.
Southwest Durham - covering from the A19, Sedgefield, Newton Aycliffe, Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Stanhope.
The Branch Office is open between 09:00 and 12:30 hrs Monday’s and Thursday’s.