The Fishermen's Mission (Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen)

North East Outreach Programme

Our North East Outreach Programme is a comprehensive tool for delivering long term support to impoverished and marginalised fishing communities. It is delivered from a ‘mini centre’ by 6 staff members and 12 volunteers who cover Hull and the coast up to Whitby, an approximate 70 mile 'patch.'

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 1 November 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (232822)

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Situation

Reflecting the wider social issues facing this area, poverty and debt are rife in many fishing communities. Fishing can be a precarious business with success depending on factors such as the weather and fluctuating fish prices. Many retired fishermen have no private pensions and have poor health as a result of a tough life at sea and an inadequate diet. Deprivation is a daily reality, with most struggling to afford food and pay bills. Some are isolated from the wider community.

Solution

Our outreach programme is anticipated to have a profound impact on up to 850 individuals and their families in 2017/18. Through one to one support with our team, we aim to see a reduction in crisis situations such as a breakdown of housing/relationships/loss of employment; better health outcomes for those with both short and long term conditions; less financial hardship; a decrease in feelings of social exclusion and isolation and better mental health as a result of less anxiety and stress.

  • Not many people realise the hard…work and draining emotion that fishing families come up against on a daily basis. Every day I kiss Pete and tell him to have a good day at sea because I never know if I’ll see him again. The Fishermen’s Mission has been an absolute rock for us.

    — Chantelle, wife of Pete, a commercial fisherman

  • Not many people realise the hard…work and draining emotion that fishing families come up against on a daily basis. Every day I kiss Pete and tell him to have a good day at sea because I never know if I’ll see him again. The Fishermen’s Mission has been an absolute rock for us.

    — Chantelle, wife of Pete, a commercial fisherman