The Naval Families Federation

The Naval Families Federation (NFF) was established in 2003. We offer Royal Naval and Royal Marines’ families an independent voice and representation. We also provide support and guidance on the issues affecting daily life that occur due to being part of a Naval Service family.


The impact of separation and mobility on Naval Service families can present challenges not commonly experienced by Civvy Street. The NFF represents the views of families at the highest level, ensuring that the unique challenges they face are considered in the tri-Service arena and when policies are reviewed.

We receive feedback from families worldwide and engage with the community through briefings and family events. We talk directly to the Government, Chain of Command, MOD and service providers, ensuring that the concerns of families are voiced in a constructive manner. We provide independent evidence to inform stakeholder discussions, such as the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, to make them aware of the consequences their recommendations make on the whole Naval Service family.


The NFF can provide support and guidance on many issues, including: accommodation, pay & allowances, education & childcare, access to healthcare, community/family support and more. As an independent organisation, we can work both inside and outside of the system to source answers quickly.

We can pick up on complex issues that have reached a dead-end through the normal channels. If the system lets you down or you have an issue you are struggling to resolve, the NFF can help. We can demystify the system and assist with mediation between you and other parties to try and secure a resolution.


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Contact the NFF
We are based in Castaway House in Portsmouth, alongside principal Royal Navy charities.

Address: NFF, Castaway House, 311 Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 8RN.
Tel: 023 9265 4374


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