Posts Tagged ‘Equality Act’

Disabled boaters – know your rights!

Friday, January 1st, 2016

CRT has adopted a standard procedure for assessing and agreeing adjustments to its enforcement procedure for boaters with disabilities.

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CRT welfare officer in post

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Sean Williams, the recently appointed CRT Welfare Officer, started work this week. We do not have any contact details for him yet, but assume his email address will be sean.williams@canalrivertrust.org.uk and that he will be based in the CRT head office at First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

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CRT ignores Equality and Human Rights Commission demand to comply with Equality Act

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

CRT has ignored a letter from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) informing it that it must meet its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments to enable a boater who has a disability to communicate with the Trust.

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CRT advertises welfare officer post

Monday, September 1st, 2014

CRT has advertised its new Welfare Officer post. The closing date is 12th September.

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CRT to appoint Welfare Officer

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Following much adverse publicity about evictions of vulnerable, elderly, ill and disabled boat dwellers, CRT has agreed to appoint a Boater Welfare Liaison Manager for an initial period of 12 months.

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Pensioner publicises ‘No Evictions’ campaign during royal visit

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The banner below was seen on a pensioner’s boat during the recent royal visit to Devizes.
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Nearly 4,500 people pressure CRT to review enforcement against boaters who are ill

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

All enforcement cases involving boaters who are ill will be personally scrutinised by CRT Chief Executive Richard Parry. This was announced following an online petition that nearly 4,500 people have signed. The petition calls on CRT to stop evicting boat dwellers who are disabled, elderly or vulnerable. You can read the petition and sign it here

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Sally Ash tells BaNES liveaboard boaters are forcing out leisure users

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that a meeting took place between CRT and BaNES on 2oth March this year in connection with the Council’s assessment of the inclusion of boat dwellers in its Gypsy, Traveller and Housing Strategy. Reportedly some of the BaNES representatives present were not impressed with CRT.

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