was successfully added to your cart.

Front Page News

National lockdown: Stay at Home 

By | Front Page News, Local News, National News, News | No Comments

 Updated 12th January

Visiting arrangements in care homes     Updated 12th January

Visits out of care homes     Updated 12th January

UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan     Published 11th January

Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care     Updated 11th January

Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes     Updated 11th January

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable     Updated 11th January

COVID-19: provision of night shelters     Updated 11th January

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for pregnant employees     Updated 11th January

COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic     Updated 11th January

Understanding the possession action process: guidance for landlords and tenants     Updated 11th January

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults     Updated 10th January

COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding     Updated 10th January

COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff     Updated 10th January

COVID-19 vaccination: why you are being asked to wait     Updated 10th January

Extra covid protections for rough sleepers and renters     Published 8th January

COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read resources     Published 8th January

Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings     Updated 8th January

Get laptops and tablets for children who cannot attend school due to COVID-19     Updated 8th January

Getting help with daily activities outside your home during coronavirus     Updated 8th January

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak     Updated 8th January

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector     Updated 8th January

Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19)     Updated 8th January

Coronavirus: How to help safely     Updated 8th January

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak     Updated 7th January

School attendance: guidance for schools     Updated 7th January

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely (social distancing)     Updated 7th January

Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak     Updated 7th January

Higher education providers: coronavirus (COVID-19)     Updated 7th January

Education Secretary outlines plans to support young people     Published 6th January

National lockdown: Stay at Home     Updated 6th January

COVID-19: guidance for those leading a nomadic way of life     Updated 6th January

COVID-19: guidance for hostel services for people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping     Updated 6th January

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)     Updated 6th January

COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms    Updated 6th January

Coronavirus (COVID-19): grassroots sports guidance for safe provision including team sport, contact combat sport and organised sport events     Updated 6th January

Coronavirus (COVID-19): grassroots sports guidance for the public and sport providers     Updated 6th January

COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of council buildings     Updated 6th January

COVID-19: guidance for food businesses     Updated 6th January

Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)     Updated 6th January

Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care     Updated 6th January

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers    Updated 6th January

COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol    Updated 6th January

COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities     Updated 5th January

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons     Updated 5th January

England Lockdown: Stay At Home posters     Published 5th January

£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs     Published 5th January

National lockdown: Stay at Home     Published 4th January

If you need to self-isolate or cannot attend work due to coronavirus     Published 31st December

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults     Updated 31st December

Unpaid Carers included in Priority 6 group for Covid-19 vaccinations     Published 30th December

Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care     Updated 24th December

Published 8pm 4th January 

Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown 

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. 

You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.  

Leaving home  

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to: 

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person 
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home 
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. 
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one 
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse) 
  • attend education or childcare – for those eligible 

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.  

Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.  

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work. 

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work  

Meeting others  

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).  

You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.  

You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.  

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.  

For more information go to the Government website 

Share your experience of living in Hull for chance to win £50 voucher

By | Front Page News, Local News, News | No Comments

If you’re a Hull resident aged 16 or over, you can make a real difference in your community by taking part in a new survey, organised by Forum and carried out by market research firm Mustard, on behalf of Hull City Council. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

Whether you were born in Hull or you’ve recently arrived in the city, your opinions, praise, concerns and grumbles about the issues that matter in your community – safety, employment, education, migration, integration and more – are needed to contribute to positive change.

Your opinions matter and will ultimately help shape a new plan for Hull, with the aim of uniting our communities, and encouraging equality and safety for everyone.

You can complete the survey by clicking here

Paper copies, in any language required, can be requested by contacting Pippa Robson on 07791 040433, pippa@nbforum.org.uk.

Online versions of the survey in Arabic and Polish are available below



‘Missed Me?’ – New Not in Our Community awareness film

By | Front Page News, Local News | No Comments

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Safer Hull Partnership have launched a new film to raise the awareness in the dangers faced by young people when they go missing. 

‘Missed Me?’ is the latest film developed as part of the Not In Our Community (NIOC) anti-grooming campaign, funded by the PCC, that helps young people protect themselves and friends against grooming that can lead to sexual and criminal exploitation. 

The film tells the intertwining stories of four young people through which the viewer learns about the push and pull factors leading to the dangerous situations Billy, Tabby, Rosie and Lisa find themselves in. It is hoped that the film will raise awareness of the reasons behind young people going missing and present them as victims rather than perpetrators of crime or the cause of situations including poor mental health, sexual and criminal exploitation. 

Using money from the Early Intervention Youth Fund, the Safer Hull Partnership commissioned the short film in response to the number of young people going missing in Hull and the risk this poses to those young people. It focuses on why children and young people in Hull might go missing and is based on real cases locally. 

The film aims to help young people and communities understand that there is often more to the story and how each of us can have a role to play in being the ears and eyes of the community. 

Whilst the film was funded by the Safer Hull Partnership and is shot on location in areas within the city (Pearson Park, West Park and also Orchard Park estate), the issues highlighted within the film are national issues and like all NIOC resource, the film is relevant and is encouraged to be used across the Humber area.

You can watch the film on YouTube here

New National Restrictions from 5 November

By | Front Page News, Local News, National News, News | No Comments

Updated 6th November to provide more detail of the restrictions

Subject to debate on the 4th November, these new restrictions will come into place on Thursday 5th November:

Until Thursday 5 November, the relevant Local Covid Alert Level measures will continue to apply in the area where you live. From Thursday the national restrictions replace the local restrictions in your area. No new areas will move in the LCAL Very High restrictions between now and Thursday. 

From Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, the Government is taking the following action: 

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes. 
  1. Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes. 
  1. Closing certain businesses and venues. 

These new measures are intended to achieve the maximum reduction in growth in the number of cases, preventing the NHS from being overwhelmed, whilst ensuring that schools, colleges and universities stay open and that as many people as possible continue to work. 

The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December. At the end of the period, we will look to return to a regional approach, based on the latest data. 

Complying with the new measures will help limit the spread of coronavirus, reduce the impact on the NHS and save lives. They will be underpinned by law which will make clear about what you must and must not do from 5 November. The relevant authorities, including the police, will have powers to enforce the law – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.  

It covers:

1. Stay at home

2. Staying safe outside the home (Social Distancing)

3. Meeting with family and friends

4. Businesses and venues

5. Weddings, civil partnerships, religious services and funerals

6. Going to work

7. Going to school, college and university

8. Childcare and children’s activities

9. Protecting people more at risk from coronavirus

10. Visiting relatives in care homes

11. Travel

12. Financial support

You can read the guidance here

Your opinions matter – Get involved in the ‘Hull Together Project’

By | Front Page News, Local News, News | No Comments

We are carrying out some face-to-face research for Hull City Council and are looking for people to take part in a focus group about community safety, employment, migration, community cohesion and integration and want to understand more about challenges, issues and opportunities, from different perspectives. We want to talk to people who are native to Hull (born here, or from elsewhere in the UK but living here for most of their lives).

Each participant will reactive a £10 shopping voucher and the details are as follows:

• Location: North Bransholme Community Centre

• Date: Monday 28th September

• Time Group 1: 1.30pm – 3pm

• Time Group 2: 3.30pm – 5pm

• Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

You only need attend one of the groups and if there is the demand to take part online, it may be arranged that one of the sessions is administered via Zoom. Please state your preference on enquiry.

Please register your interest by emailing pippa@nbforum.org.uk or calling 07791 040433 as soon as possible as places are limited.

You can find more information about the project here

Hull Together – Social Inclusion programme outline

By | Front Page News, Local News | No Comments

What we are doing

Forum has been commissioned by Hull City Council to carry out research to develop a social inclusion strategy for Hull. We are using a broad definition of social inclusion for this project – that people have opportunities to get involved, access services and feel part of society, whatever their background or circumstances. 

We will be undertaking primary research across September and October 2020, which will include surveys, conversations, interviews and focus groups. We will be talking to migrants and people from diverse cultures that live in Hull, and people that are native to Hull. We will also be talking to people who work in frontline services, for example housing, police and health.  If you think you can help with this element of the work, please get in touch – we have a budget for voluntary sector partners who can assist the project, for example by helping their service users to complete surveys.

We will also be reviewing and analysing existing data to help us identify what is known, and what the gaps are. This might include data from schools, council departments, health bodies and voluntary and community sector organisations.

How you can help

If you have any data you can share with us, please let us know. Data might include:

  • Feedback from any surveys or consultations you have done with people or communities in Hull, about topics like feeling safe, accessing services or how they feel about their neighbourhood
  • Data from any projects you have carried out within the last 2 years that demonstrates what issues, challenges, opportunities or assets are important to people in Hull
  • Data specific to your area of work, e.g. housing or education, that would not normally be available on public databases – for example data about young people’s aspirations or concerns

It does not have to relate specifically to migrant or ethnic minority groups, but if you do have any data from those groups that would be welcomed.

Please do not share any data that is not anonymized.

Finding out more

Please contact Pippa Robson, the project lead for the Hull Together Social Inclusion programme, for more information or to discuss data sharing:


07791 040433

Transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020

By | Front Page News, National News | No Comments

Published 11th August

This guidance will apply from the start of the autumn term. It applies to local authorities in England. It will also be of interest to schools, further education providers and transport operators in England.

It provides guidance on:

  • managing capacity and demand on public transport
  • taking measures to reduce risk on dedicated home to school or college transport

For more information go to the Government website

Free resuable face-shields for community organisations in Hull

By | Front Page News, Local News | No Comments

The University of Hull has donated 200 reusable face shields to the voluntary and community sector in Hull, and Forum are now assisting with the distribution of this equipment.  

If you are a VCS organisation that has staff or volunteers that are currently working with members of the public, or if you are planning to re-open some services that require face-to-face contact in the near future, please email Gail Baines gail@nbforum.org.uk.

You will need to give your group’s name, a contact name and telephone number, and the volume you require – to a maximum of 5 per organisation. We will add your name to a list and contact you regarding collection/delivery. 

Font Resize