Families Fighting On. 30th Anniversary Report.

Abstract: This report explores the additional needs of Service families living with disability. The Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum consists of serving Forces families who have a close loved one with an additional need or disability. Established in 1989, the FANDF have lived experience and knowledge of the challenges families face, helping to give a voice to Forces families with additional needs and disabilities. To mark the 30th anniversary of the creation of the forum, the FANDF committee conducted a survey of issues faced by serving Forces families with additional needs and disability. This is the largest known survey into MOD families with additional needs or disabilities in the UK Armed Forces. The resulting report, Families Fighting On, provides a platform for the families to explain in their own words their lived experiences and the issues they face on a daily basis.

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