The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) and The Seafarers’ Charity (TSC) have joined forces to launch the Safety Net for all UK merchant seafarers.
he new Safety Net website is full of free money management tools and resources specifically to help UK merchant seafarers to manage their money during the current cost of living crisis and in the future.
Stuart Rivers, Chief Executive of the MNWB which is the umbrella charity for Merchant Navy and fishing fleets, said:
The tools and resources available on this unique platform will certainly help to enhance the financial resilience of the UK’s seafarer communities by providing useful sources of help, advice and information relating to money management
The launch of The Safety Net website is followed up on June 22 with a free webinar on money management, delivered by The Money Charity. The webinar will include information about the value of establishing long-term savings and budgeting plans, and guidance on how to signpost towards free tools that aid financial planning and money management.
We understand that information is often best received when it comes from peers within trusted local, social and community networks. That’s why we’re boosting the financial knowledge of those close to the merchant navy, so seafarers have someone to turn to for reliable support
Catherine Spencer, CEO of TSC, said.
This website and webinar are an extension of the Safety Net for fishing families which TSC launched in September 2021. Now, in partnership with the MNWB, the Safety Net has been adapted, and extended to, support UK merchant seafarers.