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RAF Leeming HIVE

RAF Leeming HIVE
Gatenby
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL7 9NJ

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeemingHIVEPAGE/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/RAFLeemingHIVE

Phone: 01677 457734

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm, and Friday 8.30am to 1.30pm

Childcare

Stepping Stones Nursery and Jesters Kids Club is located on station and takes children from three months to five years. 

Phone: 01677 457592

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Housing

The RAF Leeming Service Community Support Officer (SCSO) can offer information, advice and support about all aspects of living as part of the Station community. 

The Service Community Support Officer also provides support to serving personnel and their families pre, during and post deployment, signposting to welfare organisations when required.

The Service Community Support Officer is based in the Community Support offices within The Leeming Community Centre (Building 209).

Contact the Service Community Support Officer.

Phone: 01677 457281 or 07766 726306

Family contact and temporary accommodation

There are three contact houses at RAF Leeming.

Two are located on The Spinney and one is on Holly Close. All are within walking distance of the Families Club and Spar shop.

Each house has three double bedrooms. The house on Holly Close has an additional single bedroom with bunk beds.

Houses are fully furnished. 

The houses cost £26 to rent per night.

Contact the Unit Human Resource:

Phone: 01677 457297

Health and welfare

Medical centre

The Medical Centre at RAF Leeming provides medical care to all service personnel and their dependants registered at RAF Leeming who live in Married Quarters.

Phone: 01677 457567

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am to 5pm, and Wednesday and Friday, 8:30am to midday.

Dental centre

The Dental Centre at RAF Leeming provides dental care to all service personnel only.

Dependants should register with an NHS dental practice.

SOLDIERS’, SAILORS’ AND AIRMEN’S FAMILIES ASSOCIATION (SSAFA)

SSAFA provides a confidential service dealing with a broad range of welfare issues such as

  • hospitalisation, long-term sickness, absence, disability
  • family, relationships, and personal difficulties  
  • stress, anxiety, and depression  
  • bereavement, loss, and grief  
  • housing, resettlement, and medical discharges  
  • childcare issues, contact issues, and safeguarding
  • adoption  

If you or your family require emotional or practical support or just someone with the time to listen in confidence, contact:

Contact the SSAFA:

Phone: 01677 457111 

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.

Or phone 0300 0111723

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.

Or phone the SSAFA Forcesline: 0800 731 4880

SSAFA Forcesline is a free and confidential telephone helpline  service that provides support for serving (regulars and reserves) and ex-service men and women from the Armed Forces and for their families. As an independent charity, SSAFA is not part of the military chain of command.

SSAFA PS&SWS RAF

SSAFA Personal Support & Social Work Service RAF (PS&SWS RAF) is contracted by the RAF to provide welfare support to all serving personnel (regular and reserves) and their families.  Our team of specialist Personal & Family Support Workers and Social Workers are located on stations in the RAF community throughout the UK.

Our service is confidential and independent from the Chain of Command.  It is the aim of our service to support you to enhance personal welfare, maintain family stability and empower you to access the support networks you are entitled to. 

Our service can support you with a range of issues including addiction & dependency, child support, financial, housing, mental health, personal support, physical health and relationships.

Anyone, regular, reserve or dependent, can refer themselves to SSAFA.  You can contact our service by any of the ways below; 

Your local station:

Visit us: Your local office is in the Chaplaincy Centre (next door to the hairdressers).

Staff are contactable Monday to Friday between 08:30am - 17:00pm either in the office or via phone / email on the contact details below; 

Main Office: 01677 457083

 

Sharon Noel, Social Work Team Lead

 

Lauren Craig, Personal and Family Support Worker

 

Hannah Schofield, Personal and Family Support Worker 

 

Zoe Bowen, Personal and Family Support Worker 

Single Point of Contact:

  • Email: [email protected] (monitored Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 17:00pm)
  • Telephone: 03000 111 723 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • N.B. During working hours (Monday-Friday, 08:30am - 17:00pm), calls will be answered by our Admin team who will be able to signpost you to the best source of support
  • Webform: https://www.ssafa.org.uk/rafsupport

Chaplains

The Chaplaincy Team at RAF Leeming is here to provide pastoral and spiritual care for all
personnel and their dependants irrespective of religious belief or status.

The Station Church is located in Building 210b to the right of the Play Hangar / HIVE.

Weekly Sunday Service starts at 9:30am.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Bible study and fellowship groups meet at various times and locations. Contact the Chaplains Clerk for details.

For a listening ear to discuss any matter, please do not hesitate to call in or to ring a member
of the team.

Contact the Chaplaincy Team:

Chaplain:

Phone: 01677 457930 or 01677 457983

Officiating Chaplain (RC):

Phone: 07958 717230  

Chaplains Clerk:

Phone: 01677 457280  

Out of hours emergency:

Phone: 07919 305876 

Sports

Station gym

There is swipe card access during out of working hours.

Opening times: 24 hours

Induction training on Tuesdays at 4pm and Thursdays at 9am.

Contact the gym:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01677 457284

Sports pitches and courts

For timetables and further information on sports facilities please contact the gym.

Social

Bars and cafés

The Oakleaf bars and café

Located on the Station and open to dependants of RAF personnel.

Ask your spouse or partner to apply for RAF ID for you if you want to use them unaccompanied by RAF personnel.

Oakleaf Cafe opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3pm.

Oakleaf Bar opening times: 

  • Monday to Wednesday, 6pm to 11pm
  • Thursday, 5pm to 11pm
  • Friday, 5pm to midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday, midday to 11:30pm

Children and young people

Leeming RAF Community Primary School is located within the Station boundary. More information:

School website: http://www.leeming-raf.n-yorks.sch.uk/
School phone: 01677 422675

There are a broad range of activities and facilities for children and young people at RAF Leeming including several equipped play areas, a skate park, sensory room and a purpose-built youth centre which runs groups for 5 to 19 year olds, Rainbows, Brownies, and Beavers.

Cubs, Scouts and Ju Jitsu clubs also meet on the Station.

To find out more, contact the HIVE.

Other facilities

Spar shop

Accessible to those who live and work on the Station.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 7am to 9pm.

Post Office

The Post Office is located in the Spar Shop and is accessible to those who live and work on the Station.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 7am to 9pm.

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