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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CRT is currently attempting to re-brand itself as an organisation promoting well-being. The purpose of the re-branding is to raise funds from local authorities and the NHS for the promotion of health and well-being of the general population. However CRT appears to have no intention of safeguarding the well-being of boat dwellers, even vulnerable ones.
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
The organisation National Historic Ships who are a wonderful resource, not least by keeping a register of historic vessels, not just salty stuff but all sorts including historic narrow boats and other inland waterways boats, are running their annual photo competition.
You can download the flyer here.
There is more information on the NHS site here.
There is also a competition for the Marsh Christian Award to a volunteer or group of volunteers who have made valuable contribution to the conservation or operation of historic vessels in the UK. More details here.