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Ali Middle

The VOX-POP mini survey is now open!

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Deadline 28th February

How have social attitudes changed in Hull? Tell the council what you think about life, death, love, sex, families and religion. How have opinions on these things changed in your lifetime?

The VOX-POP mini survey is now open and can be taken by anyone living in Hull. Taking part is a great way to have your say and help improve local health and city services.

Your answers will be used by Hull City Council and NHS Hull CCG in their future planning.

This survey asks about:

  • Life
  • Families
  • Relationships
  • Religion
  • Death

To complete the survey click here.

East Riding Development Worker with HEYMind

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Deadline 21st February

30 hour post to work across the East Riding £18,831 per annum pro rata

Can you help someone with a mental health problem improve or maintain their mental health and wellbeing and maximise their independence?

Do you also have the commitment and ability to develop and strengthen communities?

Using your previous mental health experience, you will support people with a wide range of mental health conditions on a one to one basis and in group settings.

You will also be required to extensively engage and network with external providers to promote Mind’s work, generate new referrals and develop partnership working.

You should have well developed communication and organisational skills with the confidence to work independently.

Applicants must have a full current driving licence and access to their own transport for work purposes as the role will involve travel in and around the East Riding predominantly Bridlington and Driffield.

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For details of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind go to their website, where you will also find an information pack, application and Equal Opportunities forms.

You can also email recruitment@heymind.org.uk  for an application pack. If you require an application pack in a different format please contact the Administration Office on 01482 240200.

Closing Date: 12noon, 21 February 2019

Postcode Local Trust

By | Funding Opportunities | No Comments

Next deadlines 20th February and 14th August

Postcode Local Trust provides funding for projects in Great Britain relating to the following themes.

  • Green Space Improvement
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space
  • Renewable energy and flood prevention

There are two funding rounds a year during which eligible organisations can apply. Those successful at Stage 1 progress to Stage 2. If successful at Stage 2, the organisation will receive the total funds requested in their application.

Funding rounds in 2019

Round 1 Stage 1: 6th – 20th February

Round 1 Stage 2: 27th March – 10th April


Round 2 Stage 1: 31st July – 14th August

Round 2 Stage 2: 11th – 25th September

All applicants must read the funding guide before submitting an application.

For more information and to apply go to the website


Happy Days Funding

By | Funding Opportunities | No Comments

Happy Days work with local communities right across the UK to provide vital respite breaks for individuals, families and groups who support children with additional needs.

The young people they help range in age from 3 to 17. They come from many different backgrounds and cultures and suffer many different conditions.
They offer help to those with learning difficulties, physical or mental disabilities and with acute, chronic or life limiting illnesses.

They also help young people who have been abused or neglected, witnessed domestic violence, been bereaved or act as carers for a parent or a sibling.

They will fund:

  • Holidays for young people and their families.
  • Residential trips for groups of children and young people, including community groups such as women’s refuges and SEN schools.
  • Days out for groups to hundreds of venues throughout the UK, including the seaside, theatre, zoos and farm parks.
  • Experiences such as sport activity days, art and music workshops.
  • They also arrange activities such as visiting theatres and workshops to visit groups where mobility is a difficulty.

For more information go to the charity’s website

Hull Community Development Programme Activity grants

By | Funding Opportunities, Local Funding | No Comments

The Rank Foundation, together with the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, is inviting community organisations (with at least two signatories on the bank account) to make an application for funding to increase community capital. These include:

  • hosting an event or activity
  • purchasing new equipment or materials
  • setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group
  • expenses for volunteers, pay for workers and professional fees
  • transport costs

They are now accepting applications for the 27th February panel meeting.

You will find the simple application process here

Healthy Heart Grants

By | Funding Opportunities, Local Funding | No Comments

Deadline 11th April

Thanks to Heart Research UK’s partnership with Subway® they can offer Healthy Heart Grants of up to £10,000 to community projects that focus on heart health and promote healthier, happier longer lives for everyone.

They are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease near you

The grants offer for our region opens on 28th February and closes on 11th April

For more information go to the Heart research UK website

Children And Young Person’s Support Worker

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Deadline 22nd February

with Hull Women’s Aid, Supporting Women, Children and Young People experiencing Domestic Abuse

NJC scp 26 £23, 866 (37 hrs per week)

Full-time Fixed Term 12 month contract covering maternity.

Candidates must have an understanding of issues relating to domestic violence

The role requires flexibility and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

A full driving licence is essential.

The above post is open to Women only under Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of The Equality Act 2010).

Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 22nd February 2019

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 27th February 2019

Application packs are available from the website or by emailing admin@hullwomensaid.org

Head of HR with Leeds Mind

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Deadline 25th February

Hours:             37 hours (full time)

Salary scale:    NJC scale P03, points 38-41

Salary:             £34,788 – £37,849 (from 1st April 2019)

Contract:          Permanent

Base:               Clarence House, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4LB

Closing date:   12 noon, Monday 25th February 2019

Interviews:       Tuesday 5th March 2019

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced person to provide inspirational leadership and deliver a high-quality human resources service at Leeds Mind. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all aspects of the HR function and staff and volunteer development across the organisation.

We are looking for an innovative and high performing leader with a track record of achievement within human resources. Management experience is essential together with excellent communication skills and a passion for workforce development and

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Helen Kemp, Chief Executive on 07860 930920.

For more information and details of how to apply go to their website

Improving access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces

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Deadline 8th March

The government is committed to ensuring that those who serve in the Armed Forces and their families, and those who have served in the past, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public services.

This consultation sets out proposals for new statutory guidance for local authorities to assist members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families, to access social housing.

Under the proposals, those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental illnesses could be treated in the same way as those with physical injuries, and get the priority they deserve.

People who split from their partner in the Forces are made to move out of military accommodation and can be denied social housing because they have “not been resident in the area for long enough”.

They may not be willing or able to settle in the district where their military spouse or partner is stationed, particularly if they have been the victim of domestic abuse.

For more information go to the Government website

Mental health and the sports sector

By | National News | No Comments

One in four of us will suffer with a mental health problem this year, yet sadly many of us are still afraid to talk about it. Sport England have been busy working with the mental health charity, Mind and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to produce a resource to help improve the mental health of everyone involved in the sport and recreation sector.

Whether you work full-time or are one of the amazing army of sport and recreation volunteers, Thriving at Work: A guide for the sport and physical activity sector offers a fantastic range of ideas to provide mental health wellbeing support.