My partner is going on deployment and I have heard that there is a booklet for young children. We do not live near his RAF unit and I wondered how I would get hold of a copy.
The RAF and service charities offer a number of welfare support services for families during periods of deployment. All Service personnel are parented by a unit and that Unit is responsible for providing all Deployment Support (DS) resources. Even if a family lives away from the parent unit, the serviceperson should be able to get hold of DS resources from their parent unit or have them sent to the family. In the event that you do not receive a Deployment Support Pack/items then please contact your parent unit. The local HIVE is always a good place to start. Additionally, there is a selection of downloadable resources at: www.raf.mod.uk which you may find useful.
We live in our own home, which is nowhere near my spouse's unit. How do I find out about the welfare support available to me, especially as I do not have a RAF Dependant ID card anymore.
We suggest you contact the HIVE on your spouse's unit as they will have details of the welfare support available to you. With regards to an ID card, this is something that your spouse should discuss with the HR staff - they will be able to advise him/her of how to apply for a local ID card for you.
We are having marital problems. Is there anyone we can talk to in confidence?
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