Resources

Welfare support

The Royal Navy’s Personal, Family, Community Support organisation exists to:

“provide accessible support services that strengthen and enhance the resilience and resourcefulness of Naval Service personnel, their families and communities in order to contribute to the Moral Component and optimise Operational Capability”.

Welfare team

Naval Service personnel and their families often have to cope with additional pressures on top of those encountered through civilian life. Separation from a spouse or partner being one example, military action and danger for another. RN RM Welfare exist to provide advice and support for all service personnel and their families if needed.

What to do in an emergency

The nature of your emergency and location of the serving relative will dictate which of two options you should take.

Team Around Ships and Units

The aim of the Team Around Ships and Units (TASU) is to support the Royal Navy & Royal Marines in preparation prior to, and throughout deployment, providing a “wraparound service” identifying with the unique nature of each individual Ship, Submarine, Air Station and Unit.

STFA

The Short Term Family Acommodation scheme exists in principle to alleviate separation. Family quarters fully equipped with TV/DVD, microwave, duvets, linen etc. Used for short stays by service personnel, ex service personnel and MOD civilians and their families, for minimum stays of two nights to maximum stays of six months

HIVE

The HIVE are proud that their service; sourcing national and local information that is relevant to the uniqueness of Service life, is recognised as the ‘Information Gateway’ and valued across the Armed Forces,

30 CDO RM HIVE

The 30 Cdo RM HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Plymouth and the surrounding areas.

40 CDO RM HIVE

The 40 Cdo RM HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Taunton and the surrounding areas.

CHIVENOR HIVE

The Chivenor HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Barnstable and the surrounding areas.

COLLINGWOOD HIVE

The Collingwood HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Fareham and the surrounding areas.

CTCRM HIVE

The CTCRM HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Lympstone and the surrounding areas.

CULDROSE HIVE

The Culdrose HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Helston and the surrounding areas.

FASLANE HIVE

The Falsane HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Helensburgh and the surrounding areas.

PLYMOUTH HIVE

The Plymouth HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Plymouth and the surrounding areas.

POOLE HIVE

The Poole HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Poole and the surrounding areas.

PORTSMOUTH HIVE

The Portsmouth HIVE exists to provide bespoke information to the Service Community throughout Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.

SULTAN HIVE

The Sultan HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Gosport and the surrounding areas.

YEOVILTON HIVE

The Yeovilton HIVE exists to provide information to the local Service community throughout Ilchester and the surrounding areas.

FRIDAY 5

The HIVE FRIDAY 5 (HF5) is a summary of news and forthcoming events that you may have missed during the past seven days.

Ways to connect

The Royal Navy recognises the importance of maintaining contact with your loved ones and friends when they are deployed. So whether you use social media, are a letter writer, a serial e-mailer, or you just want to hear their voice there is always an option to suit.

Social media

Social networking sites are great for keeping in touch with family and friends, and letting the world know what you’re up to. The Naval Service actively encourages the safe and responsible use of social networking sites.

RN forum

The personal family community support forum provides a safe and protected online environment for Naval Service personnel, their family and friends whilst serving as a conduit for bespoke information and updates directly from deployed ships and units, written specifically for and aimed at those left behind.

Security instructions

Guidance for security precautions using the private area of this website - more summary text needed here.

Members conduct

Guidance for forum members - Members are solely responsible for the contents of his or her transmissions through the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary Community Members’ area.

The Royal Navy makes use of the forum facilities to send and receive messages; therefore, a member's conduct is subject to all applicable MoD regulations, policies and procedures.