Do you know a serving or former seafarer in need of support?

A feature sponsored by Seafarer Support

Social workers may often come across ex UK seafarers and their families without actually knowing that they have served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy or fishing fleets. Social workers may also be unaware that there are nearly 150 different types of maritime charities that may be in a position to help their clients in times of need.

The UK maritime charity sector understands that we all need a little help in navigating a course through life’s problems. The Seafarer Support staff at, with an award-winning search engine, are standing by to help you find sources of help. So, if you are dealing with a case that involves a serving or former member of the Merchant Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or fishing fleets or their family then please get in touch with our friendly team today.

Welfare manager Sally Oliver.

Welfare manager Sally Oliver.

We aim to respond to all enquiries within three working days. Our staff will ask you a few questions about the help you are looking for. We will work with you to see if there are suitable sources of help to meet your needs within the UK maritime sector. If necessary, we can arrange for a trained caseworker to visit your client at their home.

You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 121 4765 or visit our website where you can use our Maritime Charities Welfare Guide to help steer you to the charities and organisations best suited to help.

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One Response to Do you know a serving or former seafarer in need of support?

  1. Lydia Lewis November 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

    Very useful information and contact to have, and very helpful staff on the helpline. I’ll definitely bear the Maritime Charities welfare Guide in mind and share the information when I’m back at work. I will also forward the information to a former seafarer I know in need of support.