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Better health for ex-seafarers report

Research undertaken by the Maritime Charities Funding Group (MCFG) in 2007 and published by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board in 'Supporting Seafarers and their Families: Challenges for the Future' identified a wide range of concerns regarding the health of older seafarers. The research found substantial potential unmet need in the UK seafaring community. Recommendations for action included initiatives to improve older seafarers' access to healthcare. It also highlighted the need for maritime charities and their staff and volunteers to work together to raise awareness of their roles with other national and local organisations and with older seafarers and their dependants. The 'Better Health for Ex-Seafarers Project' responds to some of those concerns and is funded by MCFG, Seamen’s Hospital Society and the TK Foundation.

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  • 01 October 2013
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