Working Groups

Monitoring and responding

About the Working Groups

Working groups provide Constituent Members with an opportunity to work together on issues affecting seafarers and the maritime welfare providers. These collaborative groups share information of common interest; monitor the impact of changes; make recommendations based on best practice; consider priorities particularly in relation to funding arrangements, and act as a co-ordinating lobbying force to make representation to maritime funding charities and other appropriate organisations.

The MNWB co-ordinates a number of regular working groups including the ‘Serving Seafarers Working group’, and the ‘Older Seafarers & Families Working Group’, who meet three times a year. In addition, should a specific concern or matter arise, further working groups are formed to discuss actions required, such as when the covid pandemic arose, and the war in Ukraine began (Seafarers’ Welfare Crisis Working group).