Future Accommodation Model – Your Accommodation, Your Choice

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We know that families have been waiting for more news on the Future Accommodation Model (FAM), and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has now published details of the pilot. The way people live and work is changing and FAM reflects this, giving more choice to more Service personnel and their families over where, how and with whom you live.

Under FAM you can still select to be housed in Service Family Accommodation (SFA) or Single Living Accommodation (SLA), but for the first time you can choose to live in private rental accommodation with financial support from MOD, or to buy your own home. It’s your choice. The pilot of this important policy starts at RAF Wittering on 31st May 2020.

For those living on, or posted to, RAF Wittering it’s important to know that SLA and SFA will still be available, with no SFA properties sold off because of the pilot. If you’re currently based at RAF Wittering you won’t have to do anything, unless you’d like to change the way you live now.

If you receive an assignment order to the RAF Wittering or are just interested in learning more, the FAM page on gov.uk has all the latest information. You can also use Discover My Benefits to find out which FAM payments, allowances and support applies to your personal situation.  If you have questions about what to do, you can talk to chain of command at your current base, or your Station HIVE or Station Community Support Officer. The RAF Families Federation is always willing to help too and you can raise your issue or question with them online initially.

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Visit gov.uk and search Future Accommodation Model to find out more, and get all the information you need to make the accommodation choice that’s right for your family at RAF Wittering.

Further information on accommodation

The RAF FF has a housing section on this website which provides general information on both SFA and SLA. It also has FAM information page and any questions or issues can be raised with their accommodation specialists who will be happy to advise you.

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