Army Life

Family Support


Family Support

The Army is committed to supporting you and your family, wherever your career takes you. Follow the links below to find out more: 


Discover My Benefits

Discover My Benefits is an easy-to-use tool for those working in Defence, their families and anyone interested in joining. You can use it to find out what support and benefits are available to you as a service person or civil servant.

This includes information on Pay and Pension, Accommodation, Deployment, Leave, Relocation and more. 

Discover My Benefits


HIVE Information Centres

The HIVE Information Centres are provided by the Army to give information support to all members of the Service community - Serving personnel (Regular and Reserves), their dependants and extended families, MOD Civilians and Veterans.

On behalf of the Chain of Command Army HIVE delivers information support for the whole military community on a wide variety of topics affecting their everyday Service and personal life, including relocation, accommodation, health and wellbeing, finance, Non-UK Nationals, education, employment, deployment, resettlement, military discounts and local area information.  

Follow the link below to find out more about your local HIVE centre and how to get support. 



Welfare Support

The Army offers a wide range of welfare services for its Regular, Reserve, Civilian and Contractor personnel. This ranges from financial, medical, wellbeing, and family support. The pages below provide further information on the options available including Unit Welfare Support, Army Welfare Service, Army Related Charities, and support for Civil Servants. 

In the case of an emergency, please contact 999 in the first instance or if you experience a serious illness or death in your family, you should call Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) on 01452 519951

Welfare Support