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Humber Coast And Vale Cancer Alliance Annual Review

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The is the first Annual Review of the Cancer Alliance, and provides a brief summary of work undertaken in 2018/2019.

Over the last 12 months they feel they have made significant progress to improve cancer care and outcomes for patients, working with Clinical Leaders to improve and develop rapid diagnostic pathways, and have continued to focus on their four main areas of work:

  • Awareness and Early Diagnosis
  • Diagnostics
  • Treatment and Pathways
  • Living With and Beyond Cancer

You can read the report as an online pdf here

Creative Connections: the Exhibition

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Artlink is proud to announce the opening of Creative Connections: The Exhibition, a showcase of artwork created in a year long arts programme, which saw artists Jon Keen, Sarah Johnson & Gail Hurst work with participants at Victoria House, Sight Support & Danny’s Dream. A truly inspiring project that has captured the imaginations of all involved.

A beautiful collaboration of 2D & 3D experimental artworks including flamingos, a 7 foot wheel chair, abstract balloon smash paintings and the occasional landscape. With over 50 participants in total over the year, each group has created their own personal journeys as artists, which we are delighted to share in our gallery!

This exhibition celebrates overcoming barriers, forming friendships, and building confidence through creativity, reinforcing the ideal that everyone has the right to access the creative arts.

The Exhibition is on from 5th December to 6th March 2020

Accompanying Events: Workshops, 1 PM – 3 PM, 25 January, 8 February, 22 February at Artlink

For more information about this exhibition, and the work of Artlink, go to their website

OPCC Annual Report 2018-19

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In his introduction to the Annual Report, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Keith Hunter states:

“The work of the OPCC is far wider than oversight of the police. The office has evolved into an organisation that is now instrumental in shaping the whole community safety landscape.

“Our Engagement Officers, based in every local authority area, listen to you and ensure your community voice is factored into service delivery through local partnerships; we have re-shaped our commissioning framework to ensure victims services and those services intended to prevent vulnerable people becoming victims are much more aligned and contribute appropriately; we have assisted with the direction and support of Community Safety Partnerships in each local authority area, so they once again become a key local delivery agent of improved community outcomes.

“The OPCC team are a huge asset in bringing about change and improvements to our communities, whether that be through the creation of new schemes to support volunteer opportunities, by bidding for new monies to increase the resources available to those communities or by identifying, adapting and adopting good practice in any area of their work.

“The breadth of that work is vast and varied and I want to express my gratitude for their critical contribution to the journey we have been on thus far, and for what is yet to come. They should be proud of their part in advancing the cause of creating safe and sustainable communities.”

You can read the annual report as an online pdf here

Pre-Market Engagement Event – Independent Advocacy Services

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The East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) is aiming to hold a pre-market engagement event in February/March 2020, at County Hall, Beverley for the provision of Independent Advocacy Services, which currently includes the following services;

  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) including a Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) service – This service may also receive additional instructed requests as part of Court of Protection processes for a Litigation Friend.
  • Independent Care Act Advocacy including Carers’ Advocacy
  • General Advocacy – The Council also provides a non-statutory service, which compliments the above services.

The aim of the event will be to help contribute to the development of a new model and service specification for the provision of independent advocacy within the East Riding of Yorkshire, to ensure the Council fulfils its statutory duties.  The Council would like to invite potential providers to use the email address below to express their interest in attending such an event.  Details of the proposed event will be finalised in January 2020 and circulated to those providers who have expressed an interest.

Please note this exercise will not form part of any pre-qualification or selection process.  It is not the intention of the purpose of the ‘Event’ to confer any advantage upon its participants in any future procurement process.  This therefore does not represent a commitment for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to award a contract or issue an invite to tender to any provider that expresses an interest during the event.

If you are interested in attending this proposed event please e-mail planningandprocurement@eastriding.gov.uk

Joined Up Yorkshire & Humber – Population Health Management Survey

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If you live in Yorkshire and Humber please answer this short survey about using information to plan health and care services.

The NHS and your local council want to explain how they use information about people to plan health and care services. The survey takes around five minutes to complete and it is available until the end of December. The results will be in a report published on YHCR.org and will be used to help make sure that people who live in Yorkshire and Humber understand how their information may be shared and used.

You can complete the survey here

Winter Warmth events (Hull)

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Get free information about how to keep warm this winter at the following events run by Age UK Hull with Hull City Council:

  • Thursday 28th November at St Stephens Shopping Centre, Hull from 11:00am-1:30pm
  • Wednesday 11th December at North Point Shopping Centre, Hull from 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday 15th January 2020 at The Freedom Centre, Hull from 11:00am-1:00pm

East Riding of Yorkshire Future Communities Initiative – survey

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Deadline 6th December

This initiative, funded by Goole II Wind Farm Innogy Renewables UK Ltd, and facilitated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, is designed to help local community and voluntary groups achieve their own goals through participating in free topic based training and development sessions, sharing knowledge and experience via facilitated networks and making the most of new communication channels such as social media.

To ensure this new initiative is focussed on local needs and priorities, organisers of local community and voluntary groups are being invited to complete a short (five minute) survey here

The survey also provides an opportunity for groups to consent to receiving further information and keep in touch with this initiative as it develops

Healthwatch East Riding Service experience review

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Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire (HWERY), the independent watchdog for health and social care services in the East Riding, is undertaking a Service Experience Review in order to capture the views and opinion of the public regarding health and care services in the area.

From the survey results HWERY will gain an indication of whether the people of East Riding of Yorkshire have access to relevant services and the knowledge of how to access them when needed.

You can take part in the review here

You can find out more about the review on the HWERY website

Living with Water Household flooding Survey in Haltemprice, East Riding

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The Environment and Energy Institute in the University of Hull is conducting a survey to ask residents if they have been affected flooding, what they know about flooding and their main concerns. All responses are anonymous. The aims of the survey are to help Living with Water (a partnership between Hull City Council, Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and East Riding of Yorkshire Council) improve awareness of flood protection measures, provide new solutions, and help make people safer.

Last year they conducted the survey in parts of Hull, the results of which will be made available soon.

This year they are conducting a survey of residents in Haltemprice (Cottingham North & South, Hessle, Tranby, Willerby and Kirk Ella). It would be a big help if residents could complete the survey and pass it on to other people.

You can take part in the survey here

The person managing the survey is Sam Ramsden, who will be very happy to answer any questions you may have:  sam.ramsden@hull.ac.uk or 07887 364381

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