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Health and safety is our highest priority. As the advice about COVID-19 develops, we have followed government guidelines for staff based at our office in Portsmouth to work from home until further notice, to ensure that we are protecting both our communities and staff. Our phone line and emails continue to operate as usual. Please visit this page for more information.

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Naval Service families

Family waiting for father to arrive back.

Speaking up for
Naval Service families

Father reunited with children, one of which is wearing his hat.

Speaking up for
Naval Service families

Sailor reunited with family.

Speaking up for
Naval Service families

Speaking up for
Naval Service families

Sailor reunited with family.

Speaking up for
Naval Service families

Father reunited with children, one of which is wearing his hat.

Speaking up for
Naval Service families

HMS Argyll sailor hugging.

Speaking up for
Naval Service families

Family waiting for father to arrive back.

Speaking up for
Naval Service families

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COVID-19 Updates

We understand there are uncertainties and concerns during this difficult time. The NFF are in the corner of serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their loved ones.

  • Please visit this page to access announcements and precautions taken on COVID-19 from the NFF and service providers.
  • Click here for a list of activities and free online services to help you and your family through this challenging time.
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Driving Change

We value you, your contribution and your opinions.

We take your feedback to those in positions of power — the Chain of Command, Government Ministers, other Government departments, local authorities and civilian service providers and it informs policy and decision making.

NFF & Headspace

Introducing Headspace – a new service for the families of serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel.

Covid-19 has brought many additional new challenges, such as home-schooling, working from home and being apart from our usual network of family and friends. We believe that the Headspace App can help, by giving you the skills you need to be able to focus on your own health and wellbeing. We are delighted to launch our new Headspace project for you.

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NFF, Headspace and RN FPS are delighted to offer RN/RM families free access to the Headspace app
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Time, On My Watch

We are launching an exciting project on 1st October, 2020. This project, funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, is focused on the concept of time as we think it has different meanings for each of you.

It’s an opportunity for you to show that your time is valuable and that you matter too. You can say what you like, in whatever medium you like. Send a photograph of the completed piece to us and artist Tim Mann will use your images to create a final piece of artwork, which will be anonymous.

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Find expert advice and information on issues such as accommodation, education and relationships

Front cover of Homeport Autumn 2020: Submariner and child wearing his hat.

Homeport magazine

The magazine of the Naval Families Federation.

We are excited to present to our Royal Navy & Royal Marines families the Autumn edition of Homeport. In this edition, you will find:

  • Latest NFF project – Time, On My Watch
  • Share your views on NHS care
  • Listening to you – Big response to our childcare survey
  • Reports coming in – MPs focus on families
  • Partnership helps strengthen families
  • Forces Families Jobs turned one
  • Honest accounts of Naval Service life from our star columnists
  • Tempting reader offers
  • And MUCH more!
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Front page of a report about the effect of family separations.

The effect of non-operational family separations on family functioning and well-being among Royal Navy and Royal Marines families

This study explores the effect of ‘weekending’ on family functioning and well-being among RN and RM families.

Read it here
The Experience of Parental Absence

The Experience of Parental Absence in Royal Navy & Royal Marines Families

A guide for parents & adults supporting children & young people

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Forces Families Jobs

For jobs. For training. For success.

Are you looking for a new job? Are you ready for a change in career? Forces Families Jobs (FFJ) is here to help. FFJ is the go-to place for training and employment for family members of current serving UK Armed Forces personnel. Visit ForcesFamiliesJobs.co.uk and get started.

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