Health

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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NHS data sharing – know your rights to opt out

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Later this year, the National Health Service (NHS) plans to start selling patient information to drug and insurance companies. This month NHS England is sending a leaflet entitled ‘Better Information Means Better Care’ to 26 million households explaining that data will be shared with researchers and organisations outside the NHS – unless you choose to opt out by writing to your GP. Needless to say, most boat dwellers will not get this leaflet.

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BaNES health survey research published

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The Gypsy, Traveller, Boater, Showman and Roma Health Survey that many boaters took part in last year has been published.

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Tell the doctor you live aboard

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

If you are registered with a GP at the Health Centre, Station Approach, Bradford on Avon, make sure you inform the surgery that you live on a boat. The Health Centre welcomes liveaboard boaters as patients, whether or not you have a mooring.

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BaNES Council want to hear from liveaboard boaters

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Bath and NE Somerset Council want to hear from liveaboard boaters on the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Avon. If you live on your boat without a home mooring, and spend some of your time between Dundas and Hanham, or if you live on a mooring in this area, the Council wants you to tell them about your needs and requirements. Please email scrutiny@bathnes.gov.uk by March 28th 2013.

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