AFF’s Big Survey to focus on housing

Date: Friday June 17, 2016 at 12:26pm

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is running its annual Big Survey from 20 June right through to 20 July and this year the theme is ‘housing’.  

A key issue for many families: housing is a hot topic with big changes due that are likely to impact upon the finances and wellbeing of Army families around the world.  

Families’ experiences are vital

AFF wants to discover what families’ housing aspirations really are, following a recent quick poll that suggested 80% of families consider patch life important. Their annual survey explores some of the future housing options being considered – don’t miss a chance to keep up-to-date with the latest developments.  

How families feel about the upcoming reduction in Service Families Accommodation (SFA) and what impact housing changes will have on Army families, both form part of AFF’s goal to ensure that decision makers have the facts and evidence to minimise any negative impacts and make sure that families are not left disadvantaged for following the flag.  

AFF pushes for positive changes

AFF Chief Executive, Sara Baade, said: “Families’ cooperation and involvement in our surveys is truly vital as it provides us with the evidence we need to confidently approach MOD, government and other decision makers to push for positive changes to Army family life.”  

AFF continues to be approached by families who have and are still experiencing a whole range of housing issues. Their Big Survey is a chance to collect all of these issues in one place to create a powerful case for improving the quality of life for Army families everywhere, Regular or Reserve, whatever the makeup of their family.   Have your say and you could win! Have your say on the changing face of Army accommodation and the potential loss of patch life – a cornerstone of stability for scores of Army families.  

This year, all those who take the AFF Big Survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a Fitbit Flex. AFF has three to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning, and most importantly, help ensure your voice is heard when the future of military housing takes shape, go to