'Employment provides partners with a sense of purpose which is very important during long periods when their Serving partner is away from home. So while the challenges of working are greater for Service spouses and partners during periods of deployment and training, the benefits of having one’s own employment are considerable.

'Not being defined by their Armed Forces connection allows the family, and especially the non-military partner, to integrate with the wider community and cope with the emotional challenges of loneliness.'


Living in our Shoes

Report of a review commissioned by the Ministry of Defence | June 2020