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With the unpredictable nature of Naval life, lots of pressure is put on families and a feeling of isolation can be common. There is a lot of research which says that singing in groups helps to alleviate stress and improve mental health, as well as...

The Royal Navy employs a diverse workforce with over 700 of her sailors originating from Commonwealth nations. In March 2015, a group of Caribbean sailors from Portsmouth formed a network with the aim of providing support for each other and their families in the UK and...

Defence services to continue uninterrupted  Following this morning’s announcement regarding the financial situation of Carillion, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has told the Naval Families Federation that there will be no direct impact on services provided directly to those working for Defence, their families and the continuing work of...

Do you know of a young person aged 11-19 who would relish the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime Outward Bound adventure this summer? The Annington Challenge, run in conjunction with The Outward Bound Trust, gives young people from military families the chance to tackle their very own...

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 21 December 2017 to Wednesday 03 January 2018. Should you require urgent assistance over this period, you can find...

If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300. The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for...

The Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) - Location Review The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is reviewing some of the factors within the Combined Accommodation and Assessment System (CAAS) so if you live in Service Family Accommodation (SFA), you will shortly receive a letter informing you about...

Aggie Weston’s Storybook Waves project has secured funding from Annington Trust to help families connect, particularly during times of separation, through a new nationwide network of Book Clubs. The Storybook Waves Book Club has just launched in 21 venues close to home port areas. Thanks to...

The Naval Families Federation shared the announcement made by the Government last year, that spouses and civil partners of Service personnel will be able to apply for a new type of National Insurance (NI) credit to protect their State Pension, if they have accompanied their...