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  • We wish you a very Happy Christmas from all of us here at the Naval Families Federation. Please note that our offices will be closed from Thursday 22nd December 2018...

  • A government scheme to help military families buy their own homes has been extended until the end of 2019.   Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced yesterday (3rd December 2018) that...

  • The 2018 Covenant Annual Report was published today (21st November, 2018). The NFF was delighted to have the opportunity again this year to set out our Formal Observations on the...

  • The following is a brief overview of the Armed Forces Covenant. For more details about the changes that have already been implemented as a result of the Covenant, and how this can...

  • The government have today released The Strategy for our Veterans, which sets out how they will seek to fulfill their vision “to see those who have served in the UK...

  • In preparation for presenting evidence to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) 2018, the Naval Families Federation (NFF) carried out a short online survey on pay. The survey was...

  • A two-year tri-Federation project comes to fruition today (Thursday 1st November) with the publication of a report into transition. This report, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), has revealed that...

  • BFPO has announced the latest recommended posting deadlines for this Christmas. There is also a list of overseas locations and operations that are entitled to the Christmas Families Free Mail...

  • On 30th September 2018, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced a new package to help Armed Forces personnel and their family members throughout their careers and their transitions into civilian life.   He...

  • Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey about mental health for Royal Navy and Royal Marines families. Your feedback is extremely valuable and helps us to represent...

  • On Wendesday 29th August 2018 it was announced that CarillionAmey is rebranding, and will be known as ‘Amey’ from now on.   There are sereval changes that you may wish...

  • A new compensation scheme has been announced for military personnel affected by increases in Scottish tax – an issue that was flagged up by the Naval Families Federation.   When...

  • Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, recently published a report looking at the lives and experiences of children who grow up in an Armed Forces family. The Naval Families...

  • The Scottish Government has published a welcome guide, specifically written for Naval Service families.   This booklet provides information you may need to help settle in. It covers aspects such...

  • The Naval Families Federation exists to give all currently serving Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel and their families the opportunity to have their views heard by...

  • What do you know about the Armed Forces Covenant? Warwickshire County Council, on behalf of the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant partnership has launched an innovative e-learning resource for...

  • The Future Accommodation Model (FAM) survey results have now been published. These will be used as part of the on-going policy development for the FAM, which will combine the survey...

  • Service personnel will be able to apply for enhanced flexible working opportunities after the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill became law on 08 February 2018.   Surveys have found that Service...

  • The Armed Forces Covenant aims to honour the sacrifices the Armed Forces Community make to keep us safe, including those of families.   The Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report details...

  • At the beginning of 2018, the Department of Health and the Department for Education released a Green Paper to consult on mental health provision for children and young people. It...

  • 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 School of Law at Queen Mary University of London established a legal advice centre in 2006, which is open to the general public. Through their Law For Forces Project,...

  • Veterans’ Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support. There is a huge network of organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, so finding the right one for...

  • The Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS) 2017 has now been published. Update: Please see this link for AFCAS 2018.   Statistics from AFCAS are used by both internal Ministry...

  • Are your dependent children declared on JPA? Declaring dependent Service Children on JPA can enable appropriate allowances to be obtained, enable paternity and adoption leave requests and can have an...

  • Bringing up children can be a great joy, but also has its challenges, particularly during periods of separation. Sometimes undertaking a parenting course can help parents or carers to feel...

  • 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...

  • Supporting Children and Young People From Royal Navy and Royal Marines Families Children and young people with parents in the Armed Forces face challenges that may go beyond the experience...

  • 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...

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