Health

Outreach boat to run once a month with free hot food, health checks, food parcels and internet access

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service will be running a monthly outreach boat with the Canal Ministries narrowboat Litania on the western K&A. STOP PRESS: ON TUESDAY 7TH MARCH THE OUTREACH BOAT WILL BE AT BATHAMPTON WHARF

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Look out for Travelling Community Support Service outreach boat, tomorrow 13th December

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Tomorrow, Tuesday 13th December, Julian House Travelling Community Support Service will be out on the canal aboard the Canal Ministries narrowboat Litania. They are using the boat for an outreach trip on the canal rather than the usual minibus, as it is much easier to reach people.

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Gypsy, Traveller, Boater & Roma Community Support Service is on Facebook

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

The Gypsy, Traveller, Boater & Roma Community Support Service in BaNES, run by Julian House, is on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/GRTBSupport

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GP practice registers boater at surgery’s address following complaint

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A boater recently tried to register as a permanent patient with a GP practice in Bradford on Avon by using the surgery’s own address. The GP initially refused to register the boater using the surgery’s address.

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Fundraising canal walk by Alzheimer’s Support

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Alzheimer’s Support, a charity that provides services to people with dementia in Wiltshire, is marking its 25th anniversary with a sponsored fundraising walk along the K&A from Bath to Pewsey this weekend.

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First Aid course for boaters

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

There will be a first aid course for boaters on 19th April.

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New welfare service provides advice and support for liveaboard boaters

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

The Bath based charity Julian House has recently gained funding to appoint two Gypsy, Traveller and Boater Community Outreach and Engagement Officers.

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Free boat fire safety checks available

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service provides free fire safety advice for boaters on the K&A in Wiltshire.

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Liveaboard boaters encouraged to apply for outreach job

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Julian House in Bath is recruiting two part-time Outreach and Engagement Workers to improve access to health and social care for Gypsies, Travellers and Boat Dwellers. The closing date is 21st November. This is a new project, funded by the NHS in BaNES, that is the result of the 2012 health survey of boaters and travellers that some boaters took part in. The job advertisement is below and full details are on www.julianhouse.org.uk/jobs

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NHS data sale postponed for 6 months

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

After a concerted campaign by concerned people, NHS England has announced that Care.data, the plan to upload everyone’s medical records to a central database, is being postponed for 6 months.

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