A new study that will assess the support available to military families including spouses, partners, and children, has been commissioned by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson…

The report will be authored by Andrew Selous MP, who has previously served in the Honourable Artillery Company and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. It will analyse the different experiences of service family members, focusing on:

  • Spouses and civil partners
  • Long term partners
  • Children and dependents

The report’s findings, which will be completed by summer 2019, will consider the diverse needs of service families and assess whether the current support on offer is meeting these needs. The study will also allow the MOD to further enhance the delivery of vital support for military families.

The MOD supports service families in many aspects of their lives, including housing, education, and spousal employment. As part of the study, Mr Selous will engage with key stakeholders, including the three single service families federations, service charities, and the Covenant Fund Trust, which makes grants to support the armed forces community. (Pathfinder, 20th January 2019)

Read more of Pathfinder’s report here.