Service Family Accommodation (SFA) Communications Update - Nov 2023

Service Family Accommodation (SFA) Communications Update - Nov 2023

Winter Preparedness Announcement

Earlier this week, Secretary of State for Defence, Grant Shapps outlined the steps being taken to ensure DIO and our suppliers are prepared to provide the right level of service for families over the colder months, recognising the challenges we faced last winter.

Full details of the announcement can be found here

Families First newsletter – issue: 10

Issue 10 of the Families First newsletter was published on 31 October. You can find it on Defence Connect or 

It includes:

  • Performance update on accommodation contracts
  • Tackling Damp and Mould Programme in SFA – an update
  • Winter safety guide
  • Key dates to note
  • Useful links

Widening Accommodation Entitlement (limited locations) (WAE(LL))

The widened entitlement accommodation policy launched on 31 October and will run until the New Accommodation Offer goes live on 11 March 2024.

The following sites are part of WAE(LL):

  • RNAS Yeovilton
  • RMB Norton Manor
  • Leuchars Station
  • JHC FS Aldergrove
  • Palace Barracks Holywood
  • Thiepval Barracks Lisburn
  • RAF Shawbury
  • RAF Cosford

You can read more information on this here

Winter Guide for Service Family Accommodation

A guide to help families get their homes winter ready can be found here

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