Posts Tagged ‘welfare benefits’

Landmark judgement confirms Housing Benefit for boat licence fees

Monday, June 29th, 2020

In a landmark judgement issued on 25th June 2020 (AB v London Borough of Camden (HB) [2020] UKUT 158 (AAC)), the Upper Tribunal has confirmed that Housing Benefit is payable for boat licence fees because the boat licence fee if living aboard is rent.

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Benefits Telephone Surgery for K&A Boaters Tuesday and Friday 2 – 4 pm

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Many liveaboard boaters have been impacted financially by the current coronavirus crisis, and having to spend hours on hold to claim Universal Credit by phone or having online claim pages time out is causing extra stress. Waterways Chaplain Susan Stapleton is offering a Boater Benefits Telephone Surgery for liveaboards on the K&A who need support and advice with their claim.

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Boaters’ outreach cafe, Dundas, 3rd December

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

On Tuesday December 3rd 2019, the Boaters’ Outreach Cafe run by Julian House and Canal Ministries will be at Dundas Basin from 11am to 3pm on nb Litania.

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Boaters’ Cafe Club tomorrow 2nd July at Dundas, 11am – 3pm

Monday, July 1st, 2019

The Boaters’ Cafe Club outreach boat Litania will be at Dundas Basin tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd July 2019 from 11am to 3pm.

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Outreach boat and Health Visitor at Bathampton Wharf, 3rd April

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

The Boaters’ Cafe Club outreach boat Litania will be at Bathampton Wharf on Tuesday 3rd April from 12 noon to 4pm. The Health Visitor for travelling communities will be on board.

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Food banks, food parcels and free hot meals on the K&A

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Liveaboard boaters and their friends on the K&A have been running a food bank to provide food for boaters and anyone in the waterway community who is in need.

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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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NBTA to hold volunteer caseworker training and first meeting of NBTA Kennet and Avon group, 11th September, Bradford on Avon

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

The National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) is to hold a Volunteer Caseworker Training Session for liveaboard boaters and their supporters at 11am to 5pm on Sunday 11th September 2016 followed by the first meeting of NBTA Kennet and Avon group at 5.15pm, in Bradford on Avon Youth and Community Centre, Kennet Gardens, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LE.

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New Waterways Chaplain on the K&A

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Sue Stapleton on nb Eagle, who at present travels mainly between Hungerford and Devizes, has recently become a Waterways Chaplain with Workplace Matters.

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Hardship fund for boat dwellers started by Waterways Chaplaincy

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

The Waterways Chaplaincy has started a hardship fund to assist vulnerable boat dwellers. This fund can help with the cost of essential items like fuel or gas, or help boaters on a low income with irregular expenses that they cannot afford.

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