Employment in focus on AFF Germany visit

AFF Chief Executive Sara Baade met families and the Commander of the British Army Germany, Col Tim Hill, on a visit to Germany recently, where she toured Normandy Barracks in Paderborn and had a look round the new welfare and community hub.

Sara discussed a wide range of issues including spousal employment, secondary education options, the introduction of CAAS banding and the cost of childcare.

Sara said: “Germany is changing immensely. For me to come out here and have a better understanding of what the new Germany is like is really key.

“I care what it is from a families’ point of view – what provision there is for them, welfare, schooling, medical care.

“We do currently have a Germany co-ordinator and that’s one of the reasons I’m here, to talk to Command about our continued role in supporting families in Germany.

It was great to meet Command and to get reassurance that families will continue to be a high priority and that there is a lot of work going into the welfare space at the moment as the new Germany is shaping up”.


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