Posts Tagged ‘disability’

CRT meeting for disabled boaters, 26th March, Bradford on Avon

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

CRT is holding a meeting for disabled boaters on 26th March 2019 at 2pm at St Margaret’s Hall, St Margaret’s Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DA.

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CRT drops Section 8 cases following Court of Appeal judgement

Friday, December 29th, 2017

CRT earlier this year stayed Section 8 cases against two boat dwellers without permanent moorings, Matthew Jones and Christopher McKendrick, following the Court of Appeal judgement in Matthew Jones’s favour on 7th March 2017, we can now reveal. The Consent Order sealed by Bristol County Court on 23rd May 2017 shows that CRT reached a settlement with Matthew Jones. Both Mr Jones and Mr McKendrick have now re-licensed their boats without a permanent mooring. Their homes are not now under threat of being seized by the charity. Both had been deemed by CRT not to have moved “far enough”.

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Boater Eviction in Bath

Monday, September 26th, 2016

On 14th September CRT seized a boat without a home mooring that was a vulnerable woman’s home while she was asleep inside it. The woman, who suffers from epilepsy, was later rushed to hospital in an ambulance as the stress of the eviction had caused her condition to become critical.

Our roving reporter, R Mutt has sent us this report of a disturbing incident that shows how easy it is for people to fall through the cracks in society if we don’t, as a community, pay careful attention to the needs of everyone.

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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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Information release throws light on changes to enforcement process for boats without a home mooring

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

In a response to a Freedom of Information request CRT has released information about the changes to the enforcement process against boats without a home mooring which it has announced will be applied to all continuous cruisers from 1st May 2015.

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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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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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BaNES make it easier for live-aboard pensioners to get bus passes

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Bath and NE Somerset Council (BaNES) has changed its requirements for the evidence needed to obtain the Diamond Travelcard that entitles pensioners and people with disabilities to travel free. A mooring licence for a site in BaNES; evidence of entitlement to vote in BaNES, or a letter to a PO Box or Poste Restante in BaNES addressed to the applicant from a government department or public body are now accepted as evidence of residence in the BaNES area.

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