25 June, 2009




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Sometimes it is difficult to meet people and make friends when you have moved to a new area. It's Murphy's Law that you will either have to move when your partner is away, or that soon after moving he/she will be given a job that leaves you on your own. Whether you live within Service Family Quarters or nowhere near a service environment we can help you to meet new people.

Meeting people who have the same interests and circumstances as us is often the start to making new friends. Therefore it's a good idea to find a club or community that you would enjoy taking part in, whether it helps you to make friends or not.



Local Authority Sports Centres
Even if you don't like sport, local sports centres will often advertise activities of local interest. These may range from a ramblers association or children's activities to a talk being given at the centre.

For those who like to keep fit there will be all sorts of clubs and interests that can be attended so you can see if you like the activity whilst also meeting others. Many of the sports centres will have crèche facilities available.

To contact them: look in the local telephone directory, or contact your local authority or county council. Information will also be available via an Internet search engine.



Adult Education
These days adult education covers many diverse and interesting subjects from Lace Making to Car Engine maintenance. You don't even have to be tied down to attending Evening Classes as many schools and education establishments have classes during the day, often with crèche facilities available. The opportunity exists to study subjects just for interest or work towards new qualifications - the choice is yours.

All schools will individually have a prospectus available, or collectively they will be held at your local library.

To contact them: look in the local telephone directory, or contact your local authority or county council. Information will also be available via the Internet.


Librariescomputer
Your library will often have details of groups that have been formed by and for people with common interests and need.

To contact them: look in the local telephone directory, or contact your local authority or county council. Information will also be available via the Internet.

info More Information: Education - Adult Education


Reading to ChildParent and Toddlers Groups
If you have young children a Parent and Toddler group may be just the place to meet people who are in the same situation as yourselves and also help your child make new friends as well. Details of local groups will be available through: GP surgeries, Health Visitor, Local Library, Community Centre or Church.

 


Community Centres
Community Centres will offer people a whole host of activities:

  • Keep Fit, Yoga
  • Adult Education
  • Clubs and Societies
  • Child centred activities
  • They often have theatre or cinema facilities

To contact them: look in the local telephone directory, or contact your local authority or county council. Information will also be available via the Internet.

info More Information: Community News



HIVEHIVE
Over the years the HIVE organisation has supported Armed Forces personnel and their families across the globe. HIVE Information Centres are able to offer relevant, up-to-date, national and local information and referral on a wide range of issues that affect Service families including local clubs and interest groups. HIVEs are staffed by fully trained HIVE Information Officers (HIO) in Information Centres across the UK and overseas.

HIVE GB & Overseas Central Officer
HQ Land Command
Loisburg Building
Erskine Barracks
Wilton
Wilts
SP2 0AG

Phone: 01722 436498 / 9

Email E-mail: hivegb@hqland.army.mod.uk

website transparent icon Web Site: HIVE Information Service



Naval Families FederationNaval Families Federation - Find a Friend
If you are feeling isolated and want to communicate to other partners of Service personnel either in your local area, or even exchange e mails with those living further afield, the NFF Find a friend website may suit you. Besides finding new friends on this site people also discuss topics of interest to Service families.

website Web site: NFF


RN Community Website
You're on it! If you are reading this page you are almost there!!! Part of the RNcom Website provides Service persons and nominated family members access to a 'discreet' area on the website where you can link in with other Service personnel and family members. This area provides regularly monitored Chat Rooms and secure Bulletin Boards for users to discuss relevant issues and develop mutual support networks.


Motivating Mates
Motivating Mates is a fantastic way to share activities with others. The site connects people of all ages and ability to forge new friendships, motivate others and take part in new exciting activities. You can quickly search by activity and location or just by post code to find new friends with common interests.

website Web site: http://www.motivatingmates.com



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