Local support

The Royal Navy Family and People Support (RN FPS) team is here to provide you, the Service community, with support and guidance.

Whether you want to chat face-to-face or just browse online advice in your own time, there are lots of different ways to get the information you need. 

Our digital team is responsible for managing the Royal Navy Forum and RN FPS social media channels, where you can connect with like-minded people from across the Service.

What can you expect from the RN FPS team?

  • Information Officers working alongside Community Staff and Specialist Welfare Workers to provide face-to-face support at all main Naval units.
  • Hands-on support with relocating, from applying for accommodation to getting information about your area of choice.
  • Advice and guidance for families when the unit is away on deployment, providing the most up to date information.
  • Carefully moderated digital communications channels, including the Royal Navy Forum and Royal Navy Family and People Support (RN FPS) social media pages, which can be accessed 24/7/365.


What information is available?

The RN FPS team is here to provide all the support you need as a member of the Royal Navy community.

Take a look at some of the key services available through your local Information Officer.


Accommodation and housing 

Get assistance with all stages of the relocation process, whether you’re going to Service Families Accommodation (SFA) or private housing. You’ll have access to information about your new area and get support if you need it.

If you’re visiting an area on holiday or to attend an event, you could also get Short Term Families Accommodation.

Transport facilities 

If you’re visiting a new area, you can access information about all the public transport that’s available. 

Local Facilities

Leisure and sport facilities 

We work closely with local councils so, wherever you are, you can access a range of civilian sports and leisure facilities on top of those offered by the Service.

Family Support


Early years childcare facilities are available at many units. You can also gain access to similar facilities if they are closer to your place of work.

Adult Education

Adult education

If you’re looking to gain new qualifications, you can access long term courses or one-off training sessions locally. Partners of serving personnel can also access this service.

Deployment support

Deployment support

Deployment Information Packs are available, providing useful advice and guidance to the partners of Service personnel.

Your Information Officer can also help you get messages to and from deployed ships.

Finance and legal

Finance and legal

A wide range of financial support is available, from contact with third parties who specifically offer financial advice to Naval personnel, to information about Royal Navy benefits.



The Defence Discount Service gives you access to exclusive deals on a variety of products and services. There may also be unit-specific offers available to you.