Be part of a unique community


The heart of the Naval Service

All personnel and their loved ones have one thing in common; they are part of the Naval Service community. This community is central to everything the Royal Navy stands for. 

That's why there is a wealth of support available, from help with finance or housing, to advice about deployments. And it's available to all, whether you live in Service accommodation or in your own home. 

Family and People Support

What support is available?

Being part of the Royal Navy community means you're never on your own. Whether you're a veteran, serving personnel or their family, you can connect with like-minded individuals, colleagues, and even expert advisers. 

What to do in an emergency

Family members

If circumstances should arise, such as a death in the family or a serious illness, that make it necessary for your serving person to return from overseas you should contact:

The Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) on 01452 519 951 if the Service person is based overseas. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Contact an Officer of the Watch

Please call the Naval Service Family and People Support (NS FPS) Portal on 02392 728 777 if the Service person is based in the UK. Lines are open 8:00am-4:00pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00am-3:30pm Friday. Outside of these hours, the NS FPS Duty Worker can be contacted via the Officer of the Watch, contact details are below.