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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.

NHS to rollout lung cancer scanning trucks across the country

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Lung cancer scanning trucks that operate from supermarket car parks are being rolled out across the country in a drive to save lives by catching the condition early, NHS England announced today.

Around £70 million will fund 10 projects that check those most at risk, inviting them for an MOT for their lungs and an on the spot chest scan that include mobile clinics.

The targeted screening will help improve survival rates by going first to the some of the areas with the highest death rates from lung cancer.

A recent study showed CT screening reduced lung cancer mortality by 26% in men and between 39% and 61% in women.

The roll out has the potential to reach around 600,000 people over four years, detecting approximately 3,400 cancers and saving hundreds of lives across the country.

The NHS Long Term Plan set out an ambition that 55,000 more people will survive their cancer – to achieve this the plan also included an ambition to increase the number of cancers diagnosed at stages one and two from half to three-quarters of cancer patients.

The new projects will last initially for four years and NHS England will then evaluate the results to use as a basis for further roll out. Areas to receive funding include Hull CCG, part of the Humber Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance

You can read the full press release on the NHS England website

You can read more about the roll out in Hull on the Humber Coast and Vale STP website

Former Hull KR star is delivering free fitness sessions

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Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust are pleased to be teaming up for health with Rugby League Cares and Sport England, through National Lottery Funding, to bring you a new exciting project called Back Onside.

Back Onside provides you with the opportunity to train with past and current players to build your strength, stamina and fitness with other like-minded men. These free sessions take place at KCOM Craven Park on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm.

Jason Netherton will be leading the sessions. Jason was a forward for Hull Kingston Rovers. Jason made his debut on 25.7.2004. Over the ten years at the club, Jason appeared in 194 games, and scored 13 4-point tries.

To take part just turn up

Fareshare Hull & Humber is looking for New Members

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FareShare Hull & Humber is run by The Goodwin Development Trust. It redistributes surplus food from the food industry to more than 100 organisations throughout the region – with more signing up every day to become Community Food Members (CFMs). This means that FareShare Hull and Humber’s network of CFMs is now feeding more than 12,000 people who are directly affected by food poverty.

How FareShare works

Every week, FareShare Hull & Humber receives tonnes of surplus food from the food industry at their depot on Malmo Rd in Hull. This food is of excellent quality and is surplus for a whole number of reasons ranging from incorrect bar coding to over-manufacture – never because it is out of date. They in turn deliver that food every week to their network of 111 Community Food Members (CFMs) who are working with disadvantaged people throughout the region.

Each week CFMs can order food using a simple online system and Fareshare deliver it

The food FareShare delivers is used by our Community Food Members in a variety of ways – which range from cooking basic meals and offering nutrition tuition to offering food parcels to struggling families or meal-on-wheels for the elderly and vulnerable.

Talk FareShare about how it could work for you – they can also put you in touch with other Community Food members who can tell you themselves how much of a positive impact FareShare has had both on the people they work with and also on their overheads – on average a Community Food Member can save up to £13,000 per annum on food bills.

If you are interested in finding out any more information, please contact Jodie Colgrave who will be happy to show you around the depot so you can get a better idea of what food is available and how they can support your organisation: jcolgrave@goodwintrust.org or call 01482 337999

Bank of England Citizens Panel

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The Bank of England is coming to Hull and wants to hear from you.

As the UK’s central bank, it’s their job to set policies that work for people all over the United Kingdom.

To help them do that, it’s important that they know what’s going on.

The Citizens’ Panels are a new initiative to help them listen to people’s views.

The first official panel following two trial events last year will be held in Hull, where they will be joined by the Bank’s Chief Economist Andy Haldane.

What do they want to hear about?

They want to hear your experiences of every aspect of the economy.  That includes things such as jobs, pay, the cost of living and housing.

They’d also like to hear your views on banks and building societies.  For example, what are your experiences of borrowing and saving money?

And they’ll try to answer any questions you’ve got about the Bank of England.

Who can take part?

They’re looking for people from all sorts of backgrounds to join the conversation. You certainly don’t need to be an expert on the economy!

When is it?

The Citizens’ Panel will meet at the Guildhall in Hull on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, from 6-9pm.  They’ll provide food and drink and will cover reasonable expenses.

To find out more and register your interest, go to the Bank of England website or call their Yorkshire and Humber Agency on 0113 242 0355.

Yorkshire Wicketz is here

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The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation are pleased to be starting the nationwide cricket scheme Wicketz funded by The Lords Taverners.

The sessions will be for children aged between 8 – 16 and they welcome all abilities.

These free weekly fun cricket sessions will be run by a qualified coach and will include food (light bites) to re-energise before an action packed session.

The session will also include guest visits from local organisations and partners to deliver short and exciting activities/ talks which will engage with the participants.

FROM 20TH FEBRUARY

Every Wednesday from 3:45-5:30pm at The Waudby Centre, Helmswell Road, Hull, HU9 5LD

FROM 26TH FEBRUARY

Every Tuesday from 3:30-5:00pm at Sirius Academy North 540 Hall Rd, Hull, HU6 9BP

FROM 4TH MARCH

Every Monday from 3:45- 5:30pm at Costello Stadium, Anlaby Park Road North, Hull, HU4 6XQ

ALL SESSIONS ARE FREE

For more information contact Richard Robinson – richard.robinson@ yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

Volunteering Opportunities with H-CAS

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Humber Community Advice Services (H-CAS) is a charity which provides advice & guidance to minority ethnic communities in Hull. H-CAS wishes to recruit volunteers who can support its clients with either advice; interpretation of different languages; basic IT skills; or admin skills.

Full training will be provided; and volunteer travel expenses reimbursed.

If you feel that this is for you, please contact the Manager, Peter, on Phone: 01482 236460, or Email: info.hcas@gmail.com

New Arts & Crafts Project launches

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Creative Connections is Sight Support’s new, free programme of regular creative art and craft activities in a welcoming and friendly social group.  It will run every Wednesday from 6th March from 1pm – 3pm at Sight Support HEY’s offices

No experience is necessary just a willingness to take part. Bring your ideas and things you would like to try and the co-ordinator will try to make it happen.

For further information, or to book a place, please contact Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire on 01482 342297.

Free recycled furniture and equipment

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Are you setting up a new office or do you need office furniture? Warp IT have 100% free high-quality furniture available in Willerby.

The Warp It Reuse Network redistributes surplus furniture and equipment into the 3rd sector.

The furniture is free you just need to arrange collection.

To take advantage of this offer, all you have to do is sign up to the platform here, search for items you need by distance, claim any items you want and you will get an email telling you how to collect them.