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Healthy Holiday Activities And Food Programme 2021 – Webinar Briefing Sessions

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You are invited to join in at a briefing for local organisations to find out more about the ‘Healthy Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2021’ which is being funded by the Department for Education via Hull City Council. Come along and find out how your organisation can get involved in the provision of holiday activities and healthy food for children and young people across the City.

You will find out about how the programme will work in Hull, what funding is available and be able to link into local coordination groups to support activity delivery. There will be a short presentation followed by an opportunity for any questions and to share your ideas on how we can deliver the programme effectively in Hull.

There are two sessions available:

Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 12.00 noon – 12.45 p.m.

Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 6.30 p.m. – 7.15 p.m.

To book a place at one of the above briefings,  email with your preferred choice to  earlyhelp.communications@hullcc.gov.uk

This confirms your place at your chosen session; a link to join in via Microsoft Teams will be sent to you.

Serious and Organised Crime Community Coordinator project – survey

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The University of Hull is currently involved in undertaking an evaluation of the Serious Organised Crime Community Coordinator (SOC CC) project in Grimsby and Hull.  They are looking to provide an understanding of the outcomes, benefits and efficiencies of the SOC CC role and will be particularly focusing upon the impact of SOC on communities and the protection of the most vulnerable members of society from criminal exploitation.

If you or your colleagues have had any experience with the SOC CC, they’d be very grateful if you could complete the survey included below. They are specifically interested in hearing from stakeholder groups working in East Marsh, South Marsh and West Marsh (Grimsby) and Orchard Park estate (Hull).

You can take part here

If you have any questions, please email alicia.kidd@hull.ac.uk,  Postdoctoral Researcher, Wilberforce Institute

New ‘Nightingale Court’ opens at University of Hull

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The new site will be in the recently revamped, Victorian-era Canham Turner building. It will provide an extra courtroom that will hear civil and family cases – providing additional capacity at Hull Crown Court.

Temporary ‘Nightingale’ courts, have been set up across the country to enable more socially distanced trials to take place, ensuring justice continues to be served.

This is because more space is required than was previously the case due to the need to keep everyone distanced in the buildings – such as jurors, witnesses, court staff, legal professionals and judges.

For more information go to the Government website

Period Dignity Hull – your help is sought

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Period Dignity Hull is a collective working to challenge stigma around periods and also to ensure that everyone who needs access to period products can readily get them.  A lot of organisations in the city are already supporting people with access to products, in order to help Period Dignity map the provision already out there and assess the appetite for rolling this out further.

Please could you (particularly organisations with premises) have a look at the questions below and then contact  Perioddignityhull@gmail.com if you can help

Do you currently have a supply of period products?

If Yes – can they be accessed/ requested by the general public?

If No – would you be prepared to

  1. Offer products to service users and/ general public?
  2. Act as a donation point?

Do you currently receive any produce from Fareshare?

Yorkshire Coast Mapping Survey

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Share your knowledge about our unique marine and coastal environment

You are invited to take part in the 2021 Yorkshire Coast Mapping Survey Identifying environmental priorities, highlighting information gaps, and sharing knowledge with the Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership.

Despite the challenges of 2020, significant progress was made in establishing the Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership. Whilst they can’t yet meet face to face, throughout 2021, they’ll be continuing to build on the foundations that they’ve created and exploring how the partnership can support, facilitate and enhance more collaboration across Yorkshire’s incredible marine and coastal environment.

A key element of the Development Project is finding out where the strengths are along the Yorkshire coast, where knowledge might need to be improved, and who they can connect with to make long-lasting progress.

So, they’re kicking off the new year with the launch of the Yorkshire Coast Mapping Survey, which they would like you to get involved with.

Follow the link to tell them what your environmental priorities are, where you think new projects could build their understanding and how your expertise and skills could support us.  You’ll also be able to share information via a live mapping portal, which will help to build a more complete picture of activities, initiatives and knowledge gaps, across Yorkshire’s marine and coastal environment.

Click here to complete the survey

Important update on Jobcentre services and opening times

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To help keep customers and colleagues as safe as possible in the latest phase of the pandemic, the Department has decided jobcentre opening hours will be 10am to 2pm beginning on Monday the 18th January 2021.

This temporary change means staff can continue providing safe, essential services for those who need to come into the Jobcentre and who are unable to interact with them on the phone or digitally. The opening hours of the phone lines remain as they were. In addition, the Relay UK service and the Video relay service are both still available.

Anyone entering a Jobcentre will be required to wear a face covering, unless they are in an exempt category. Please remember the latest government guidance on meeting with others safely and lockdown restrictions

If the Jobcentre need to make an appointment with a customer, this will be by phone. They will leave a message in their journal before they call.

If a customer attends the Jobcentre during the new opening hours – they will be greeted front of house staff and triaged first to see if they cannot get the support needed via the Telephone / UC Journal etc. Only in exceptional circumstances will a face to face appointment be offered.

Active Humber Context Survey 2021

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Deadline 31st January

Active Humber are inviting the views of community sports clubs and organisations who deliver sport and physical activity to complete their annual Sporting Context Survey.

 They understand that it’s been a really hard year and the results from this survey will give them a picture of the health of club and community sport, and help in shaping future resources and support.

The insight gathered from last year’s survey resulted in Active Humber:

  • Delivering a series of webinars covering funding, mental health, targeting specific groups and much more!
  • Creating new learning opportunities on the Yorkshire & Humber Learning Community www.yhlearning.co.uk
  • Updated their web pages and developed new case studies enabling you to learn from their resources and best practice.

The survey should only take a maximum of 15 minutes to complete, and once completed your context will have the chance to win a prize from the following: 

  • £50 to the running of the club
  • A free space on a UK Coaching safeguarding workshop X 5
  • A free space on a of UK Coaching Mental Health workshop X 5

 To compete this survey, please click here

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Robin Lavin, Workforce Development Manager on robin@northyorkshiresport.co.uk

Virtual Listening Events (Hull)

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Hull City Council is hosting a series of virtual listening events for members of the public to take part in. The focus of the events will be the impact of the lockdown, COVID-19 and the wider impact of the pandemic.

These events will be an opportunity to put forward your views on how to help the Council respond.

Places are limited.

The dates for the events are:

  • Friday January 29th 12pm—2pm
  • Wednesday February 10th 11am—1pm
  • Friday February 19th 10am—12pm
  • Wednesday February 24th 6pm—8pm

Email Matthew Fawcett matthew.fawcett@hullcc.gov.uk to register a place, stating which date you want

Ready, steady, census: virtual drop-ins

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Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Households across the East Riding of Yorkshire will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed,” Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said.

“This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information, visit www.census.gov.uk

Or contact your local Census Engagement Manager: harry.crompton50@field.census.gov.uk ; 017452 943159

Harry will be holding an open drop-in meeting from 3-4pm on Thursdays until the end of March.

Everyone is welcome to pass-by with any questions or offers of support they may have.

The invitation link is here

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