Shipmates should be aware that there is a free Citizens Advice service dedicated to working and former seafarers across the whole of the UK. It’s called Seafarers’ Advice & Information Line (SAIL).
Seafarers’ Advice & Information Line (SAIL) is a free Citizens Advice service dedicated to working and former seafarers across the whole of the UK.
We provide free help Naval Service Veterans and their partners. Advice and support can be provided to you on many different areas including benefits, debt, charity grants, pensions, immigration, housing, care homes and many more. SAIL has 7 professional fully-trained advisers.
You can contact SAIL by calling 0800 160 1842 between 1000 and 1600 on weekdays. That number is free from both land lines and mobiles. Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through the website www.sailine.org.uk. On that site you’ll also find more information on the help SAIL can give you.
In 2016 SAIL helped just over 1,000 seafarers. The most common problems we saw were to do with benefits and debt. SAIL’s advice to Naval Service Veterans is funded by Greenwich Hospital, a Royal Navy charity since 1694. For more information on SAIL to give to your members, please email Miles Cowley on email@example.com