Volunteer Caseworker Training Session and Meeting to set up an NBTA group in Cambridge, Sunday 3rd April 2016

The NBTA is holding a Volunteer Caseworker Training Session and Meeting to set up an NBTA group in Cambridge on Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 11am and 4.15pm at St Andrew’s Hall, St Andrew’s Road, Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1DH.

11am to 4pm: Training Session – please book a place, see below.

4.15pm to 6pm: Meeting for everyone who is interested in setting up an NBTA group – all welcome, just turn up.

Enforcement against boat dwellers in Cambridge is being stepped up and the Council is currently planning and consulting on further mooring restrictions. The NBTA receives a lot of requests for support from boat dwellers.

Local NBTA groups are a way for boat dwellers to join together for support or to campaign and challenge mooring restrictions and threats to their homes.

The NBTA’s volunteer caseworkers provide advice and help to individual boat dwellers experiencing enforcement or eviction with the aim of preventing them from losing their homes or being moved on. Most of those who contact the NBTA are having problems with the following: enforcement action by navigation authorities; eviction from riverside moorings by local authorities or landowners, and denial of access to welfare benefits, especially Housing Benefit. The training session will cover these scenarios in detail. Some background information will be provided to read beforehand.

To book a place on the Volunteer Caseworker Training Session please contact secretariat@bargee-traveller.org.uk or 0118 321 4128 with your name, phone number, email address and brief details of your experience of living on a boat and any experience you feel is relevant to being a volunteer caseworker with the NBTA. Lunch will be provided. The training session is free.

For the meeting about setting up an NBTA group in Cambridge just turn up at 4.15pm.

Donations are welcome towards the cost of hiring the hall and amenities.

We look forward to seeing you there. Here is a leaflet/ poster if you would like to help publicise this. Thank you. NBTA Cambs training-meeting 030416 leaflet