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Families and veterans

Families and veterans

At the heart of our community

Support at every stage

We know how daunting it can be when a family member or friend is part of the forces. Whether they’re starting training, on deployment or retiring from service, Royal Navy life can have a huge impact on you too.

It’s why we’ve created support networks, community groups and resources to help you navigate the practical and emotional challenges, and get support from a friendly face when you need it.

HMS Northumberland sailor with wife and two children smiling at camera


Helping the whole family

Every deployment is different, and each one brings its own set of challenges.

Our personnel are trained to deal with any eventuality, so it’s only right that concerned family members are offered the same support.

Get support as a family member
Royal Navy Lieutenant hugs his two daughters


Life after the Royal Navy

Leaving the forces is a huge step, but it’s not one you need to take alone.

Get support from the Ministry of Defence and its charitable initiatives - on everything from financial planning to housing - and make the transition to civilian life as smooth as possible.

Get support as a veteran