SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity


When you get the phone call to say your loved one is seriously ill or wounded, the last thing you want to worry about is where you’ll stay to be near them. That’s why our SSAFA Norton Homes are invaluable to our Forces community. The homes ensure loved ones are close by to give emotional support.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013


Registered Charity in England and Wales (210760)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target





  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge




Open 365 days a year, with full disabled access, our two home from homes are located close to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and at Headley Court in Surrey. So whether a brother, sister, mum, dad, husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, son or daughter is undergoing treatment or rehabilitation, family members can stay at the homes for free for as long as they need to. They do not need to worry about hotel bills or transport costs to and from their homes.


This project ensures were are there for more than 600 residents every year. It costs £20 for just one person to stay at a SSAFA Norton House overnight. Transport to the medical facilities is also provided to them for free. The donations we receive from our supporters help to pay for the accommodation of our Forces family at the homes as well as maintenance and bills such as gas and water, and other running costs. Staff are also on hand to listen, be a shoulder to lean on, and give advice.