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Understanding Dementia for Carers with Activity for the Cared for

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During 2019 Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group will be holding a number of support forums aimed at helping you understand and cope with the changes you are facing when caring for a loved one with dementia.

This will consist of 4 sessions over a period of 6 weeks, looking at communication, unusual behaviour, support networks,  what is dementia? Making your home dementia friendly, how past experience can cause a problem today and any burning issues.

You can bring along your loved one, who will invited to take part in the activity workshop.

First Course :- 16th Jan, 30th Jan, 13th Feb & 27thFeb

Second Course :-  20th Mar, 3rd April, 17th April, 1st May

For more information contact Butterflies on  07821519212 or info@butterflies.org.uk

Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group,
Second floor, 94 Alfred Gelder Street,
Hull, HU1 2AN

Temporary accommodation request

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Hull Unitarians hope to commence a 12 week renovation of their building in Park St in January 2019. The temporary accommodation that they hoped to use is now not available and they would like to locate a space to sustain their activities while the builders take over the current space.

If you know of a church or other hall or commercial space that they could rent for 3 months, can you please e-mail the Revd Dr Ralph Catts, Pastor, Hull Unitarians ralphunitarian@gmail.com

Women’s Leadership project: FREE training this week

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The Women’s Resource Centre, the national umbrella body for women’s organisations in the UK, have launched a new Women’s Leadership project that women colleagues might be interested in.

It is a FREE training course which involves 2 days of intensive training on leadership and social change as well as peer support sessions and the completion of a very small-scale social action project. It will culminate in a Showcase event in the House of Lords on 11 March 2019 (we will cover the travel costs). The training aims to:

  • Investigate and explore what makes a successful leader and a leader of social change
  • Explore topics related to power, organisational cultures and structures, the relationship between leadership and empowerment, self-care and emotional intelligence.
  • Build skills in public speaking and advocacy

The training is taking place in Hull on the 6-7 December.

You can find out more about the project and the training here

Yorkshire Ambulance Service Free First Aid Training

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Ali Richardson, Community Engagement Manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, is offering FREE 2.5 hours First Aid Awareness courses to communities across the Yorkshire Ambulance Service area of North, South, West and East Yorkshire.

Ali would like to offer the members of your community, parish, congregation, masjid, friends, family, colleagues or community contacts and/or their families, or their friends, the opportunity to have a FREE 2.5 hours First Aid Awareness course, for those who are 16 years of age or older.

The course covers

  • How to recognise a Suspected Heart Attack
  • How, when and why to perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Demonstration with AED Training Machine
  • How to perform Hands-Only Chest Compressions (CPR)
  • How, when and why to place an Unconscious Breathing person into the Recovery Position
  • How to recognise and deal with a Choking Situation
  • How to deal with a Suspected Stroke (FAST)
  • How to deal with Life-Threatening or Serious Bleeding
  • (Adult – Child – Baby protocols will be shown)

Numbers could range from 12 to 20 in any group.

Perhaps you could arrange for the use of a room in your community, or other premises, for the occasion, and also arrange for free on-site car parking for a vehicle.

Ali can deliver the training on any day of the week or weekend, at a time to suit the convenience of your community. More than one event can be arranged if demand is sufficient.

This FREE training is open to anyone of 16-years or above, who either lives or works in Yorkshire.

YAS can provide all the training aids, and most importantly –

  • a YAS Certificate of Attendance (not a qualification) which would look rather nice in anyone’s CV or portfolio,
  • and a FREE disposable YAS Emergency CPR Resuscitation Face-shield.

This may be a useful tool for members of your community who wish to add a vocational skill to their CV.

Whilst the training is delivered FREE OF CHARGE at the point of delivery, the finance for this training is provided by Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charitable Fund, who receive donations and legacies from the public and community organisations to sustain this innovative training and other lifesaving initiatives.

Ali always has a YAS Charitable Fund collecting box with her to collect any donations which grateful members of the public feel able to give.

There are also some FREE YAS online learning resources here

E-mail Ali to arrange suitable times and dates if you would like to take the offer up ali.richardson@nhs.net

Believe In Hull City Advent Calendar

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Hull is to benefit from a large-scale advent calendar of images as the church cultural partnership, Believe in Hull, celebrates the month of December.

The “25…Because It’s Christmas” campaign will comprise a series of simple, black and white prints made by Yorkshire-based illustrator Simon Smith, inspired by the Christmas story. They will be accompanied by words from poet Ian Adams. The first building to launch the advent calendar will be Paragon Station, where the unveiling will be supported by a puppet show and carols at 4.30pm on Saturday 1st December.

High-profile public spaces in the city centre and locations on estates across Hull will be the focal points of the 25 advent calendar.  The large images will appear in windows or will be prominent at community venues, churches and commercial properties.

The location of the daily image will be announced at 8am daily on a dedicated Facebook page, hull25, Twitter @25_hull and website, www.hull25.uk , with a competition for the first person to find it and send in a selfie.

A map of all the locations will be available online from the website from 27th-31st December and all images can then be viewed at Hull’s Paragon Station in the run-up to Epiphany (12th Night) on 6th January 2019

Urban Legends: Northern Lights –  Projections. Sound. Imagination.

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Absolutely Cultured invites you to take to the streets of Hull and enter a world of stories.

Thursday 29 Nov until Sunday 2 Dec

5pm until 10pm daily in Hull city centre

Individual pieces are approximately 10-15 minutes long. You can visit and revisit installations in whichever order you like.

The biggest event for 2018 will see captivating projections and atmospheric soundscapes turn the buildings, pavements, shop windows and winding alleys into the pages on which stories are told.

Cross oceans, step into your imagination and immerse yourself in Urban Legends: Northern Lights.

For full information about the event go to the Absolutely Cultured website



Hull White Ribbon Women Champions scheme

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Help in the Elimination of Violence against Women and girls in Hull.

This year as part of the White Ribbon activities in the city and to commemorate 25th NovemberInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Vicki Paddison, Strategic Domestic Abuse Services Manager at Hull City Council has set a challenge!,

White Ribbon UK have developed a ‘Champions’ programme which aims to recruit women to join the campaign to raise awareness and challenge male violence towards women and girls.

“White Ribbon champions encourage men and boys to participate in the global White Ribbon movement. By encouraging individuals, organisations, networks and communities to say ‘NO’ to violence against women and girls, Champions inspire change and drive the campaign forward”. 

So, her challenge is on for Hull to have 113* ‘Champions’ by the end of this year’s 16 days of action, starting 25th November and concluding on 10th December 2018.

* 113 women killed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2017.

To sign up to be a champion all you need to do is follow this link   –  it takes 60 seconds, you will then be sent your welcome pack. You are asked to complete the e-learning package and when completed you will be sent a certificate and an enamel Champion WR badge, followed by regular updates and opportunities in your local area where you can support the campaign.

So the challenge is on, get sharing and get inspirational women signed up, by joining forces and working together to drive out and eradicate Violence against Women and Girls in our city.

Smile Christmas Appeal

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A variety of businesses and supporters of Smile will be donating a vast selection of toiletries, household items and selection boxes for our smile 2018 Christmas Appeal.

If your charity of organisation would like to be considered, to receive some of these items for your beneficiaries, please contact Laura Cox – lc@heysmilefoundation.org who will process your request.

Please note that due to demand they may be unable to support all requests

Back Onside!

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The Teaming up for Health partnership is working with Rugby League Cares and Sport England to bring a new exciting project called Back Onside into Hull.

Back Onside provides the opportunity for men to train with past and current players to build strength, stamina and fitness with other like-minded men. The sessions are delivered in series of 10 weeks.

Jason Netherton will be leading the sessions taking place at KCOM Craven Park. Jason Netherton 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. There are two sessions per week taking place at KCOM Craven Park; Tuesday at 5pm and Wednesday at 6.30pm starting in the New Year. The first sessions will be on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th January. Both of these sessions will take place in the North Stand Concourse.

Jack Downs, a former Hull FC player, will be leading sessions which are taking place at Bonus Youth Performance Centre every Tuesday evening from the 8th January at 6pm.

If you or they are interested in attending, just turn up for the first session.

If there are any questions then please email community@hullkr.co.uk or james.price@hullfc.com.

Strategy for Adult Carers 2018-2023 Consultation (East Riding)

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Deadline 15th December

The East Riding of Yorkshire Strategy for Carers 2018-23 is a 5-year plan that strives to improve the support to carers, enabling them to find and maintain the right balance between their caring responsibilities and their own healthy life balance.  It focuses on the work undertaken by unpaid carers: someone who helps and supports another person, usually a relative or friend in their day-to-day life.

For more information go to the Council website