18 April, 2009


Social Work - Who's Who At NPFS West?

NPFS West At Devonport
There are two teams within the main office at Devonport. All initial enquiries are handled by the Intake Team, who will deal with your referral if it is of a short term nature. Should your situation require ongoing support, your referral can be allocated to one of the members of the Long Term Team.

Teams are made up of trained and qualified staff, with service and civilian backgrounds. Devonport also employ 3 Family Support Workers who are available to provide practical and emotional support within the home, to spouses and children of naval personnel. To find the office's location at HMS Drake see the link below:

Phone Icon Phone: 01752 555041

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NPFS West at Yeovilton
Our sub office at RNAS Yeovilton is staffed full time. It enables Yeovilton personnel and their families in the locality easier access to NPFS services.

Phone Icon Phone: 01935 455277

NPFS West at Culdrose
Our sub office at RNAS Culdrose is staffed full time. It enables personnel and their families in the locality easier access to NPFS services.

Phone Icon Phone: 01326 572093

Royal Marine Welfare
Each RM unit has a welfare officer co-located with the unit. They provide a similar service to NPFS and are a mixture of Service and civilian staff. Welfare staff are based at all the Commando Units and a full list with contact details can be obtained via the link below:

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Social Work - Types Of Work Undertaken
All these Social Work teams can offer direct, or in conjunction with other agencies, advice, counselling, support (practical or emotional) and advocacy on behalf of service-users.

These services are available to individuals, couples or families and examples of the type of work we undertake are:

  • Compassionate Investigations
  • Relationship Problems
  • Bereavement
  • Child Care Concerns
  • Debt Advice
  • Mental Health
  • Special Needs
  • Next-Of-Kin Support For Deployed Personnel
  • Physical Illness
  • Pregnancy Complications

This list is not exhaustive, a quick call to one of our day-time duty social workers will confirm if we can assist. If we are not able to directly help we are often able to provide information and access to an alternative local or national Civilian or Services source of support relevant to your concerns.

An emergency duty social work service is available out-of-hours contactable.

Phone Icon Phone: 01752 555220 (Drake 65220) - For RN via the Officer-of-the-Watch

Phone Icon Phone: 01980 618244 - For RM via RM Stonehouse through duty Officer

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