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Merchant Navy Welfare Board - Seafarer Support

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Referrals for assistance with financial support and practical guidance.

Funded in partnership with fellow members of the Maritime Charities Group, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board created and operates the Seafarer Support Helpline for the entire maritime charity sector (Merchant Navy, Royal Navy and fishing fleet). The referral service directs and where appropriate transfers enquirers to welfare organisations best suited to help. Whilst the Board itself does not provide grants to individuals, our dedicated staff are trained to assist by accessing guidance and practical financial support for serving or retired seafarers, their dependants or those acting on their behalf. In 2011, the Board transformed an ‘in house’ publication (formerly known as the Nautical Welfare Guide) into an online search facility called the Maritime Charities Welfare Guide. The Guide is embedded into the Seafarer Support website to enhance the existing 'single point' of contact for the maritime charity sector. Individuals can search for assistance in a number of ways and be directly referred to the maritime charity best suited to help. It has instructional video clips to assist with the search process and can facilitate a free ‘call back’ from MNWB staff during office hours.

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