Lifestyle

First ever nationwide liveaboard boater health survey

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) are carrying out a health survey of liveaboard boaters as part of their campaign to end discrimination in health services. This is the first nationwide health survey of the liveaboard boating community.

You can complete the survey online here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VKWCVHY

Or you can get a paper copy from Sam Worrall, FFT, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3XG. Tel 01273 234777 or 07425 419869 or see www.gypsy-traveller.org

Boaters encouraged to complete NHS Long Term Plan survey by 30th April

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Liveaboard boaters are being encouraged to complete an NHS survey in order to alert GPs, hospitals and clinics to the barriers that we face gaining access to the health services all citizens are entitled to.

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Boaters invited to community defibrillator training, Bedwyn, 15th March

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Liveaboard boaters are invited to a Community Basic Life Support and Defibrillator training session in Great Bedwyn Village Hall, Frog Lane, Great Bedwyn on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 6.45pm for a 7.15pm start.

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Living willow workshop for boaters, Avoncliff, 25th – 26th November

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

As part of a joint community arts project focusing on mental health, well-being and mindfulness, Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service is holding a number of craft workshops for liveaboard boaters who need support with these issues.

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Council’s Devizes Wharf plans will affect boaters – please attend meeting 18th September

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Wiltshire Council’s plans to develop land at Devizes Wharf will affect boaters. Plans for a footpath between Lock 50 and the Wharf Theatre could reduce mooring space and adversely impact all boaters. Please attend the Devizes Area Board meeting on 18th September and make your concerns known.

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Outreach boat at Bradford on Avon, Tuesday 5th September

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

The Boaters’ Cafe Club outreach boat Litania will be at the lower wharf in Bradford on Avon on Tuesday 5th September 2017 from 12pm to 4pm. Paper copies of the Wiltshire liveaboard boaters’ survey will be available.

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Outreach boat at Bathampton tomorrow 1st August

Monday, July 31st, 2017

The Julian House Travelling Community Support Service outreach boat Litania will be at The George, Bathampton tomorrow, Tuesday 1st August 2017 from 12 noon until 4pm. There will be an Employment Support advisor on board.

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Has dredging the K&A been a success? Please let us know!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The K&A has been dredged between Great Bedwyn and Bishops Cannings. Dredging finished in June 2017. CRT also cut back vegetation along this stretch.

Dredging barges lifted out at the end of the job

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Weil’s Disease – what canal users need to know

Monday, July 17th, 2017

The Julian House Travelling Community Support Service have written this excellent information leaflet about Weil’s Disease, and have persuaded CRT to put it on some of the notice boards on the K&A. You can download it here weils disease leaflet 2

Government consultation on red diesel, ends 30th June

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

The Government has been running a consultation on the use of red diesel, which opened in March 2017 and closes on 30th June 2017.

The consultation document gives a list of uses of red diesel which includes ships and private pleasure craft, but makes no mention of boat dwellers. If you think it is important that the Government fully recognises the use made of red diesel by liveaboard boaters, please respond.

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