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Listen up Lincolnshire’ group launched to help those with hearing loss

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Press release on Wednesday 13th October 2018

A new support group has been set up for people affected by hearing loss in Grimsby.

‘Listen up Lincolnshire’ welcomes all hearing aid users, past and present, and their family and friends.

Mary Ramsden set up the group with the support of staff in the audiology service at Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.

Mary said: “As a hearing aid user for 36 years I have a lot of knowledge I’d like to share with others. If you or a loved one is struggling with hearing loss and want to learn how to communicate better we’ll be offering top tips for how to get the most out of hearing aids and giving you the chance to try out specialist equipment.”

Ross Keith, Team Leader in Audiology, said: “This is a much needed source of support for people in Grimsby that will offer a great opportunity to speak to others who are dealing with the challenges that can be associated with hearing loss.”

The next meeting is due to be held on Thursday October 25 from 2pm to 3.30pm at the Val Waterhouse Centre, Kent Street, Grimsby. Email listenuplincolnshire@gmail.com for further information

About Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services and community services to a population of more than 400,000 people across North and North East Lincolnshire and East Riding of Yorkshire.

We have three hospitals: Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital. We also deliver community services in North Lincolnshire.

Our annual budget is £330 million and we employ around 6,500 people. Each year our emergency departments see around 130,000 attendances, we deliver more than 4,500 babies, carry out around 30,000 operations, treat 96,000 inpatients and run 390,000 outpatient appointments.

As a Foundation Trust members of the public can get involved with their local hospitals and participate to influence plans for the development of the Trust and its services by becoming members. To find out more contact our membership office on (03033) 302852 or email nlg-tr.foundationtrustoffice@nhs.net

For further information contact the NLaG communications and marketing office on 03033 302528 or email nlg-tr.comms@nhs.net

For a copy of this and all other news from Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust visit our website at: www.nlg.nhs.uk/news

Our AGM and Network Event 2017-18

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This will be held on 29th November 2018 at  Thornton Community Church, Walker Street, Hull HU3 2HD

You are invited to our AGM and Network event, where you will hear about our Healthwatch and Social Prescribing teams, get an overview of the Social Prescribing Grants to the Voluntary Sector in Hull, and can network with colleagues across the sector

Forum are also hosting ‘From the Margins to the Mainstream’ the second in a series of events  led by the Voluntary and Community Sector with the aim of raising the profile of the sector across the city. This event will provide an overview of  the concept of ‘Place’ and you are invited to come along and take part.

Forum AGM and Network Event (pdf)

You can book your place here

Alternatively you can download a booking form and return it to us by 22nd November

Pharmacy and Medicines Management survey (Hull)

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Healthwatch Hull is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public to ensure that the voices of those who use health and social care services are listened to by those who plan and provide them.

There has been an increased coverage nationally of prescribing levels, both in the amount and type of medication prescribed and the financial cost. This questionnaire aims to better understand patient experience in Hull in relation to prescribing (both long and short term) of medicines and medicine management.

This questionnaire is aimed at people who regularly access pharmacy services within Hull. This includes:

  • People with a long term health condition who take regular medication
  • Relatives and carers who deal with medication or equipment requests
  • People who have equipment prescribed to assist with their condition
  • People who require medication on standby to prevent deterioration of their long term condition

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Healthwatch team
Telephone: 01482 499038, Email: healthwatchenquiries@nbforum.org.uk

You can take part in the survey here

Hull Street Angels Trinity looking for volunteers

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Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable people and keen for Hull to be recognised as a welcoming and entertaining place where everyone feels safe?

If the answer is yes – why not join the Street Angels?

Hull Street Angels Trinity is a registered charity working in Hull’s city centre in partnership with local pubs and clubs, Humberside Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Volunteers patrol the streets in twos or threes, wearing hi-vis uniforms, and equipped with 2 way radios, basic first aid kits, bottles of water and flip flops. They provide practical help and support for those who may have become vulnerable while on a night out.

Volunteers can expect to receive extensive training and high levels of support and personal development.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Hull Street NGELS Trinity you can contact their volunteer co-ordinator on 07988 384 690, or e-mail coordinator@hullstreetangelstrinity.org.uk

Alternatively you can go to their website and fill in an expression of interest form

B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all stores

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The scheme is in place to donate unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. These items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they aren’t used.

Eligible groups include:

  • Schools and colleges
  • Child minders, playgroups and nurseries
  • Allotment associations, community gardening projects
  • Youth groups including scouts, guides and cadets
  • Registered charities
  • Hospices
  • Conservation groups including The Conservation Volunteers and Forest Schools
  • Community projects organised by local churches and other religious groups
  • Women’s Institute, Lions Clubs, Rotary, Townswomen Guilds
  • Royal British Legion
  • Adult education projects, University of the Third Age
  • Other local community groups

Please note that these are unsellable items. B&Q cannot guarantee the suitability for re-use. No electrical or dangerous products can be donated e.g. broken ladders, faulty chairs or lights. They do not donate items to individuals.

For more information please contact your local store directly and speak to a duty manager. please visit the B&Q website here.

Weekly Citizens Advice Drop In at Women’s Aid

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A Citizens Advice worker is at the Women’s Centre, 36 Brighowgate, Grimsby every Monday morning.

She can offer general advice on a range of issues such as housing, debt, immigration, etc.

This is a women only service offering a safe and friendly environment for ANY women who may need some advice and support.

For more information please contact Women’s Aid on 01472 595959

Telephone Befriending

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The Age UK (Hull) Telephone Befriending service aims to reduce loneliness for people aged 50 or over.

Their befrienders provide a regular, friendly phone call to help reduce feelings of isolation and rebuild confidence.

For more information about the service or becoming a befriending volunteer, contact Lydia or Badar on 01482 324644 or mailbox@ageukhull.org.uk

Creative Writing Workshop

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Love to write or would love to give it a try?

Have a go in a friendly, supportive environment.

Stories, poems, anecdotes, all forms of writing encouraged!

Taking place at: Age UK Hull, Healthy Living Centre, Porter Street, Hull, HU1 2RH

For more information e-mail hfreckleton@tiscali.co.uk  or call 01482 324644

Free and open to all starting weekly Wednesdays from the 24th October, 11:00am to 12:30 pm

Children’s Centre Family Feedback

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Hull City Council is interested in hearing your opinion about the children’s centre service that you may have used. They want to know what you think about the centre, services you have accessed and the impact that attending has had on you and your family.

This survey is a requirement of Hull City Council.

The information will be used to measure the benefits of the service and what families get out of attending a children’s centre. The results of the survey will also be fed back to your children’s centre. The survey should only take a few minutes to complete and all your answers will be kept anonymous.

You can take part here

Hertiage Lottery Small Grants Programmes – Funding Still Available!

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Deadline 18th January

The Heritage Lottery Fund are encouraging groups across Yorkshire and the Humber to delve into their heritage to discover the knowledge, fun, skills, and benefits their funding can unlock.

HLF are offering grants of £3,000 to £10,000 to encourage everyone to take advantage of all that heritage has to offer. These small grants programmes are open for applications until the 18 January 2019 for good quality heritage projects that will support communities to get involved in discovering their heritage.

They want to hear from groups who would like funding to develop heritage projects that explore, share, and celebrate the fascinating stories and history that has shaped our communities.

From recording local memories, cultural tradition, conserving wildlife, to exploring and commemorating the First World War, these small grants can help you discover and share the heritage that matters to your community.

Applying is straightforward with a short application form and a quick decision.

Contact the Yorkshire and Humber development team to get advice and find out more

Tel: 0113 3888030

Email yandhdevelopment@hlf.org.uk