Armed Forces personnel and their families are to receive enhanced support from the MOD as they re-join civilian life. The expanded support includes the launch a new organisation, the Defence Transition Services (DTS), which will provide comprehensive support to service leavers.
Forces Help to Buy initiative will remain open to new applications until 2022. Find out more about this here.
Earlier this year, NFF CEO Anna Wright was invited to give evidence to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee (DSC) to talk about the Armed Forces Covenant – its delivery, and any concerns that may affect Royal Navy and Royal Marines families
A brand new ‘one-stop-shop’ website, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ) goes live on 17th September, providing free access to employment or training opportunities to families in the UK’s Armed Forces.
To collect evidence for ‘Stick or Twist’, an independent report on retention, Mark Francois MP and his research team joined us and over a dozen dual-serving couples, Service spouses and partners to listen to their ‘lived experience’.
Regain is an initiative masterminded by a serving Royal Marines Captain that offers a simpler way to help Royal Marines access mental health treatment.
Mark Francois MP and his research team have been asked to produce an independent report on improving Retention within the Armed Forces.
Ministers have urged all UK universities to boost support for Armed Forces communities. In a joint letter dated 18th April 2019, Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Defence People and...
We were delighted to host Andrew Selous MP, Prof Jan Walker and more than a dozen of serving personnel and Service spouses and partners today (4th April 19) at our offices in HMS Excellent.
The National States of the United Kingdom have produced the following welcome guides to help Service families to settle in when they move across the UK or return from overseas.
There has been an update of FAM on 1st April 2019. Please click here for more information.
FAMCAS provides spouses/civil partners with an opportunity to share their views on what life is like being with a member of the Armed Forces.
Pioneering research into the effects of ‘weekending’ - non-operational separations - on Naval Service families has been unveiled by the NFF at Admiralty House in London.
The Secretary of State for Defence has asked Andrew Selous MP to produce an independent report to Government to see what more support can be offered to Service families.
Department of Health and the Department for Education released a Green Paper to consult on mental health provision for children and young people in December 2017. The implementation began in early 2019 - 25 trailblazer areas across England to provide expert mental health support to almost half a million children and young people every year.
*Update: This scheme has been extended. Please visit the news section for more information* A government scheme to help military families buy their own homes has been extended until the end of 2019, announced by Defence Secretary.
The NFF was delighted to have the opportunity again this year to set out our Formal Observations on the 2018 Covenant Annual Report, in conjunction with the Army and RAF Families Federations. Find out more about the Covenant and this report here.
The MOD is introducing a new Defence Holistic transition policy and a new Defence Transition Service to support those families with more complex transition needs.
In preparation for presenting evidence to the AFPRB 2018, the NFF carried out a short online survey on pay. Read the results in full here.
A two-year tri-Federation project revealed that more awareness about the demands of transition is needed for families of Service leavers.
Find out more about a new package (announced in September 18) to help Armed Forces personnel and their family members throughout their careers and their transitions into civilian life.
We have recently carried out a survey about mental health for Royal Navy and Royal Marines families. Read the results in full here.
A new compensation scheme was announced in July 2018 for military personnel affected by increases in Scottish tax – an issue that was flagged up by the NFF.
We attended the launch of the Children's Commissioner's Report, and spoke with the Children’s Commissioner afterwards about particular challenges experienced by Naval Service families.
The Scottish Government has published a welcome guide, specifically written for Naval Service families when they move to Scotland for a new draft.
Innovative e-learning resource for Armed Forces personnel and their families, launched by Warwickshire County Council.
NFF survey results on FAM (2017)
As the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill became law on 08 Feb 18, Service personnel are now able to apply for enhanced flexible working opportunities.
The Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report details some of the successes the Covenant has had over the past year, including in the key areas of healthcare, education and accommodation.
The Royal Navy has announced that in order to meet the demands of future Defence tasks, they are planning to conduct a number of Type 23 (T23) frigate baseport changes to co-locate...
Children and young people should be protected from inappropriate and excessive caring responsibilities so they can enjoy their childhoods, thrive and reach their potential. Young carers from Armed Forces...
In preparation for presenting evidence to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) 2017 the Naval Families Federation (NFF) asked you what you thought about pay in the Naval Service....
The Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS) 2019 has now been published. Statistics from AFCAS are used by both internal Ministry of Defence (MOD) teams and external bodies to...
Many thanks to all those who took part in our ‘Wearing of Unearned Medals’ survey. We shared our findings with the House of Commons Defence Select Committee who will use this evidence when...
We are so grateful to everyone who responded to our Childcare survey. About half of respondents were serving people and half were civilian partners. We were also delighted to hear...
On Friday 20 May 2016, we formally launched our new strategy and website at Navy Command Headquarters in Portsmouth. More than 500 Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel came to show...