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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 16 October 2020

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The main points of this ONS report are

  • Among those who have met up with people from outside their household either outdoors or indoors, the majority (82%) said they always or often maintained social distancing; the total proportion of those who said they did so sometimes, not very often, or never has stayed fairly consistent over the last three months and was 17% this week.
  • A high percentage (99%) of those who wore a face covering in the past seven days while shopping, reported that they always or often wear a protective face covering while inside the shop to help slow the spread of the coronavirus; however, when asked about other shoppers a lower percentage (87%) said they saw everyone or almost everyone wearing protective face coverings.
  • This week, around 7 in 10 (74%) adults were very or somewhat worried about the effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on their life right now; the same proportion as two weeks ago, which was the highest proportion since the end of April.
  • A higher percentage of those in local lockdown reported lack of freedom and independence (67%) as their main concern, compared with 56% of those not in local lockdown.
  • This week, 65% of working adults travelled to work (either exclusively or in combination with working from home) in the past seven days, compared with 62% last week; this is the highest percentage since national lockdown restrictions started easing at the end of May.

To read the full report go to the ONS website

B&Q Foundation

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B&Q Foundation provides grants to registered charities who support people experiencing poor quality housing and homelessness or are looking for help with a project to improve homes and community spaces.

Your application should support these criteria:

  • Your organisation is a registered charity
  • The funds will help people in need (by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, other disadvantage or distress) in the UK or Ireland.
  • The project is to provide, maintain, repair or improve housing or community space; or to support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness

Typically grants awarded will be one-off grants, up to the value of £5,000; however, the B&Q Foundation will consider awarding higher value grants.

You can register interest in receiving a grant in the next round of funding from the B&Q Foundation here

Major charity retailers saw income and profits fall ahead of coronavirus, survey finds

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From Civil Society

Income and profits fell overall last year at the largest charity shop retailers, according the latest Charity Shops Survey.

The report, published by Civil Society Media’s Charity Finance magazine, compiles data on 30 charity retail chains. This includes the four with the most charity shops in the UK: the British Heart Foundation (BHF); Cancer Research UK; Oxfam GB; and Sue Ryder.

BHF was the only one of these charities to see rising income from its charity shops, growing by a little over 1% between March 2019 and March 2020. Its total retail income is just under £200m.

The other three charities all saw their income drop by around 1%. A small reduction in charity retail income broadly matches the trends for the high street in general, where research shows sales dropped by under 1% last year

To read the full article go to Civil Society

NHS Reset: A New Direction for Health and Care

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Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s  NHS Reset campaign has involved six months of engagement with health and care leaders, including a new survey of 250 NHS leaders.

This report summarises the insights from the engagement so far and identifies five key factors. At the time of publication, the NHS is starting to see an increase in emergency department attendances and the number of COVID-19 infections.

The NHS is not out of the woods and focus will rightly be on how to manage the extra demand on services as we head into winter. However, with an eye on the longer term outlook, there has been one enduring message that the Partnership have heard from NHS leaders: the health and care system must build on the remarkable progress of recent months to chart a new course. From this, they have identified five factors they believe will be fundamental to achieving a sustainable health and care system:

  1. Honesty and realism
  2. Extra funding
  3. A lighter, leaner, culture
  4. Integrating health and care
  5. Tackling health inequalities

You can read the report as a pdf below

NHS Reset: A New Direction For Health and Care

Mental Health Response Worker

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Deadline 21st September

£19,019 per annum pro rata (based on 37 hrs)

Based in Hull 18 hours per week

The focus of this role with Mind HEY is to provide telephone support to people with a wide range of mental health issues who call the Mental Health Response Service.

You should have previous experience of providing support to members of the public and have the ability to respond quickly to different situations.

You will also need to communicate assertively, have compassion and a good level of resilience.

The service operates 7 days a week including bank holidays and the shifts that the post holder will generally cover are from 8am to 5pm on a Friday and Sunday.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For further information about Hull and East Yorkshire Mind please go to www.heymind.org.uk  where you will also find an information pack, application and Equal Opportunities forms. You can also email recruitment@heymind.org.uk  for an application pack.

If you require an application pack in a different format please contact the Administration Office on 01482 240200.

Shut down temporarily

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Balfour Community Centre

Janet Toker, Treasurer, oncojanet2@hotmail.com   07515349359

We are planning to re-open soon

All Normal Services Under Strict Guidelines 

Church on The Way

Philip T Niblett, Minister, phil@churchontheway.org    07817 242 382

We are still reviewing the situation

Freedom Centre Hull

Daniel Johnston, General manager, freedom.centre@freedomcentre.info 01482 710100

We are planning to re-open soon

Hon Lok Senior Association

Luana Smith, Chairperson, luanasmith@gmail.com  01482653339

We are still reviewing the situation

Hull and District Diabetes Support Group

Lionel Curtis, Secretary,hull_district_diabetes_support@hotmail.co.uk 01482 844933

We are planning to re-open soon  promoting

Diabetes and Related Health Problems awareness  Monthly Meetings  Fund Raising

Hull Unitarians

Daniel, Administrator, hullunitarians@gmail.com  01482 224662

We will not reopen fully in the near future

Reopening tentatively planned for September, This is still under discussion.

Men’s Advice and Support Service (MASS)

John Cunliffe, Chairman, john@cunliffe.karoo.co.uk  01482-444004

We are still reviewing the situation

Parkinson’s UK

John Hinson, Volunteer, jshinson@hotmail.co.uk  7837922500

We will not reopen fully in the near future          .

Victoria Dock Village Hall

Claire Porteus, Administrator, info@vdvh.co.uk 7986451116

We are planning to re-open soon

All our usual services subject to Government guidelines

West Hull Gymnastics Club

Johanna Billingsley, Secretary/Coach, johanna.billingsley@gmail.com  1482325847

We are planning for re-opening but have to wait until given government and National Governing Body permission.

We are unsure at present how we will progress skill learning for our members – especially our talented children – with the necessity to socially distance (we cannot physically support them) but our governing body is producing guidelines for most eventualities so we hope this will be covered in the future.

Open but delivering reduced services

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Allendale House

Joanne Smith Manager, joanne@allendalehouse.karoo.co.uk 1482898379

Residential care

We will not reopen fully in the near future

Age UK Hull

Ben Ainsworth, Services Support Assistant, ben.ainsworth@ageukhull.org.uk 07912 277282

Telephone befriending Information and Advice Benefit advice / checks

We are still reviewing the situation

We have just moved to the Maltings

Choices and Rights Disability Coalition

Mark Baggley, Manager     mark@choicesandrights.org.uk   01482 878778

All our services continue to be delivered, but in a different way as more staff are working from home and we  are providing more support by telephone, email, etc, rather than face to face meetings, etc.

We are planning to re-open soon

We will provide all the services that we currently provide, although there may be some changes in how we deliver this.

City of Hull Sport & Community Group

Mike Gibbons, Director, mike@cityofhull.net 07720870665

We are still open but delivering a reduced service

We have been delivering online fitness sessions and education modules as well as delivery of your Bistro services.

We are planning to re-open soon

We hope to start our gym facility full time programs once more, open up to the night time with our boxing club too, eventually have our students back in with our academy

CIAC/Hull City of Sanctuary/Hull Refugee Week

Jayne Mercer, CEO/Immigration Advisor/Vice Chair/Coordinator, CIACHumber@gmail.com  07786805171

We are still open but delivering a reduced services

Welfare calls to clients providing information and emotional support etc – immigration advice through Zoom (eg further asylum submissions, domestic violence applications, further leave to remain, family reunion, fee waivers, removal of NRPF)

Continuing some services using Zoom rather than face to face

Volunteers MIGHT be returning in September to complete some applications face to face through plexiglass screens. Looking at funding for a specific Covid-19 emotional therapeutic service engaging qualified counsellors to complete group and individual sessions through Zoom as a precursor to developing a longer term therapeutic service for emerging communities (refugees, asylum seekers, migrants including EEA and victims of slavery and trafficking

Dyslexia Sparks

Jane Craig, Founding Director, Jane.Craig@Dyslexiasparks.Org.Uk  01482234856

Tuition – but it went online

Already reopened

Hessle Road Network

Julie Robinson  Chief Officer, julie@hesslerdnetwork.karoo.co.uk   1482606077

Food parcels, craft pack activities, 1-2-1 support, outreach/detached sessions, on-line sessions   We didn’t close down but suspended some services which we are planning to re-start in a staged way

We will be re-starting small group work over the next couple of weeks.

The National Civilian WW2 Memorial Trust

Hilary Byers Treasurer, hilary@amskaya.karoo.co.uk  01482 445747

We are planning to re-open soon

We are preparing to continue giving talks, film shows and meals as soon as out venues open.

We will reopen soon but are waiting for approval from our funders before we start seeing clients in the office

Open Doors, Dagger Lane Singers, Greatfield Community choir

Gabrielle Awre Choir leader, (Open Doors,Volunteer/ Music Coordinator), gmpawre@gmail.com    01482 348678, 07743 940603

Open Doors. Now making up food parcels and serving Destitute refused Asylum seekers who do not qualify for state aid and sometimes have delivered food parels and collected bread from Jacksons. Shopping also. Limited service only.

Online choirs on zoom. (Also recording music for my Church) The current advice has now specified that amateur singers should not sing publicy, but awaiting research which could change this.

Pickering Road Community Orchard

Yvette Grindley , Secretary ygrindley@yahoo.co.uk 7922266749

We are delivering volunteering sessions for people on the  autism spectrum and people with social isolation issues.

The public will be allowed to visit the orchard from August to October.

Probe (Hull) Ltd

Sue Balthazar, Manager, sue.balthazar@employmenthouse.org  07932956615

All our services are still being delivered, but staff are working from home so there are no face to face meetings with clients – and more limited places where we can refer them for additional help (eg training). We can still help with jobsearch related activity, wellbeing support, mental health, debt etc

Unity in Community

Robert Cary, IT Officer, robert@unityincommunity.org.uk 01482 852292

We are currently delivery our Flying Start programme that supports people back into work or training. We have funding available for short course (CSCS, first Aid, Health & Safety, Warehouse Safety, etc.) and will support with creating and updating CVs and online job search. We are also providing a Food Parcel scheme on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with a limited delivery service for residents that are isolating.

We are still reviewing the situation

Victory Social Care Enterprise

Mariam Hall, info@victorysocialcare.co.uk ; 07758893297

Care in community and home care

We are still reviewing the situation

Yorkshire MESMAC

Martin Storey, Education Development Coordinator, m.storey@mesmac.co.uk  07715642307

During lockdown we were only offering remote support and postal condoms. Service users can now book a limited number of tests and drop in for condoms. Most of our outreach and training is still on hiatus.

We are planning to re-open soon  We would like to get back to delivering all of our commissioned services including testing, outreach, training, school support and volunteering once we can work out how to do them all safely.

Open but Delivering Different services

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4 Seasons

Doug Stewart CEO, doug@dougstewart.co.uk   07775535753

We are open but delivering different services

We have been offering a virtual service, connecting with our service users and supporting them in very different ways.

We are planning a slow, gradual and measure reopening

Absolutely Cultured

Abi Bell Volunteer Programme Manager, abi.bell@absolutelycultured.co.uk  01482 692284

We are open but delivering different services

(Answering on behalf of the Volunteer Programme rather than the wider organisation)

Covid-19 Emergency Response shifts including supported shopping and dog walking for vulnerable people in the city. Telephone befriending calls.

We are planning to re-open soon  In line with HCC’s stance, we will no longer be delivering recurring emergency food shopping/dog walking shifts as of 1 August.

We have made it clear to the team at the council that we’re happy to take on ‘one-off’ shifts in the next couple of months as people are finding their feet and accessing alternative support. We’re looking for ways that we can continue telephone befriending more in line with our social action work and the existing Chatty Hull project. We will be continuing our social action work and citywide volunteering activity in line with the reopening of venues and events in the city.

Autism Plus

Graham White, Graham.white@autismplus.co.uk   1482795700

We have closed lunch clubs (10 / week) and increased meals on wheels deliveries (50/day)

We will not reopen fully in the near future – We do not know when it will be safe to reopen lunch clubs or community centres for vulnerable people (elderly, people with learning difficulties)


Dawda Jatta, Manager, dawda@bameen.org.uk 07582567052

Delivering food and other essentials to the most vulnerable

We are still reviewing the situation

Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group

June Cooke CEO/Facilitator, butterfliesmlsg@yahoo.co.uk  7921505529

We are open but delivering different services

Telephone support, providing food deliveries, doorstep visits, remote activity projects

We started a phased return 11/8/20

Two sessions a week at our HQ with reduced numbers attending (10 invited attendees) hope to increase this to 16 at the beginning of September.

We are just using our city centre venue as other venues we have used have not yet opened and have no plans to

Carers Information & Support Service

Katy Winfield, Service Development Lead, katy.winfield@nhs.net , 07964686720

Virtual peer support groups, virtual 1-1 appointments are due to start. CISS are operating the full service via home working and over the telephone at present

We are still reviewing the situation

We intend to be back within the community setting for the beginning of September if this is safe to do so to offer face to face appointments

Change Grow Live

Eloina Mortimer, Harm Reduction Recovery Coordinator, eloina.mortimer@cgl.org.uk 07342976220

Support groups on zoom, Needle Exchange by outreach, Client appointment by zoom and phone, Delivering medication to isolating clients, Providing contract phones to vulnerable clients, Providing smart phones to clients wanting to engage in groups, Fingerprint drug testing for new starts in drug treatment, Food parcels, Clinical reviews by phone, Reactive interventions to Covid 19, Enhanced support to hostels, Increase supply and training on naloxone, 100% provision of locked boxes for medication, Extensive rolling audits on Covid 19 policies, risk assessments and safety planning, Enhanced drug warnings to prevent overdose, Clinics in hostels, Enhanced involvement to emergency housing for street homeless

We are still reviewing the situation – Any future plans are reactive to clinical governance and continuing risk assessing

Emmaus Hull & East Riding

Kelly Finnis  Director, kelly@emmaushull.org.uk   7792653677

We are open but delivering different services

Emergency furniture, Food, Solidarity packages /aid

We are planning to re-open soon – Full services

Fudge Book Club

Jackie Goodman, co-ordinator, runningfox12@gmail.com  , 07808077722

We are open but delivering different services

We have moved from physical monthly meetings to online monthly meetings

We are still reviewing the situation

As our meetings usually take place in cafes or restaurants, we are dependent on what happens in these locations. The room we were using prior to lockdown is probably too small to accommodate our members with social distancing so we will have to find somewhere else or make other plans.

Goodwin Development Trust

Lloyd Dobbs, Training Skills and Opportunities Manager, ldobbs@goodwintrust.org  07857447218

We are open but delivering different services

A wide range of Zoom sessions ( ESOL , arts , welbeing , youth, Maths , English and community led activities) , West Hull Emergency Food Hub.

We are still reviewing the situation

Goodwin Development Trust

Mathew Gladstone, fit and fed coordinator, mgladstone@goodwintrust.org 07734386842

We are open but delivering different services

Blended online classes for our Learners. Zoom Fitness sessions. socially distanced walking clubs. Zoom meetings based around the mental health of our service users. Free food parcel offers once a week for service users. Working hand in hand with the council providing free packed lunches over summer holidays for school children along with running the emergency council food hub across lockdown during the pandemic.

We are still reviewing the situation

A live online cooking session begins in 2 weeks where we will be providing ingredients to participants based around healthy and cheap meals. covering many aspects of nutrition and kitchen safety along with social concerns over health issues linked to obesity.

Home-Start Hull

Caroline Watson, Scheme Manager, caroline@homestarthull.org.uk 7776194219

We are open but delivering different services

Support to families via phone and text

We will not reopen fully in the near future

We have started a phased return to man the office Mon-Fri 9-12 but with only one staff member at a time.

We will be reviewing this over the next month to ascertain if it is appropriate.

Hull Churches Home from Hospital Service

Jean Templeton, CEO, jean.templeton@hchfh.org.uk  01482 447673

We are open but delivering different services

We have continued usual support as we are a frontline service.

We have adjusted services to provide them safely + introduced new services to mitigate against new or increased distress seen in isolated & vulnerable service users.        we continue to be open to usual referral pathway + self referrals from the public

Trialling live streaming and digital platforms to break isolation & raise mood in service users. Also exercise movement & music with older people given IPads to keep up physical health in those still to stop isolating

With new partnership agreed with major supermarket we have been supporting Adult Reablement in the usual way but opened up service to people shielding/Isolating. ie shopping/payment over telephone or with hand held card machine/collection of meds/contact by tel. or digitally/ raising mood of isolated through visits to doorstep & street concerts/ zoom exercise and movement group

Hull Community Church

Claire Thomas, Head of Community Development, welcome@hullcommunitychurch.com  01482 470125

We are open but delivering different services

Food parcels; Connecting via zoom; Phone calls to keep in touch; Community swap shop

We will not reopen fully in the near future

We won’t be able to open as we were previously for quite some time, but we are definitely ‘open for business’ and have been doing different things

As things change we have opened new things, reduced others as needs have changed and guideline changes mean we have new opportunities

Hull EMS

Jan Boyd, Chief executive, jan@emsyorkshire.co.uk 1482 709810

We are open but delivering different services

food parcels

We never closed

The only services we stopped due to the Covid-19 was our Cooking on Budget and we are planning to restart the project in the near future

Hull Sisters

Sonia Jalal Chair, sisters@hullsisters.org 7539321502

We are open but delivering different services

One to one and group support,  telephone support, food, shopping, Yoga, walk, outreach sessions, online ESOL.

Hull Street Angels Trinity

Denise Smedley, Company Secretary, denise.smedley@hotmail.co.uk 07912876012

We are open but delivering different services

Instead of our usual night-time patrols in the city centre, we are now assisting people who are shielding with shopping, prescription collections, dog walking and welfare checking

We are planning to re-open soon

Our volunteers support anyone who finds themselves vulnerable while using Hull city centre’s night time economy. Volunteer “angels” operate every Friday and Saturday night and also on Bank Holidays and special events, addressing any excess alcohol/drug taking incidences and to lessen the need for the emergency services to attend the scene. This takes many forms such as diffusing conflict, contacting parents, carers or relatives to collect people in difficulty, arranging for taxis to assist patrons in getting home safely and off the streets where they could fall victim to crime; administering basic first aid, re-hydration with bottles of water, providing flip-flops to prevent foot injuries and removing glasses and bottles from pavements that may cause harm or become potential weapons.

Matthew’s Hub

Gill Poole, gill@matthewshub.org  7885769917

We are open but delivering different services

All our services are being delivered remotely to individuals and groups including peer mentoring, women’s groups, young people groups, quizzes, arts and crafts , housing related support

We are still reviewing the situation

We will continue to provide lots of remote and virtual support even when we open our building

MHA Live at Home

Ellie Goodyear , Programme Coordinator, ellie.goodyear@mha.org.uk  07568 612 020

We are open but delivering different services

Telephone befriending/welfare calls (from staff and volunteers), members telephone tree with other members, member group Whatsapp chats/videocall groups, signposting/advice, shopping/prescription pick up/drop offs

We are still reviewing the situation

Musical Truths

Martin King, Chair person, musicaltruths@outlook.com

We are open but delivering different services

We had stopped our music sessions and had used some resources to help support people affected by the lockdown etc such as delivering food parcels.

We are planning to re-open soon

We will commence music sessions but at an outdoor venue

Neighbourhood Network

Sarah Weichardt Joint Manager, office@nnetwork.org.uk  01482 826061

We are open but delivering different services

We are still reviewing the situation

Offering regular online awareness sessions. These have included: Preventing Crime, Cyber-crime, Fraud, Wildlife, NHW & Social Media, Allotment Security and will be adding more regular sessions as well as new sessions which will include Modern Day Slavery awareness, NHW networking and lots of other topics tbc

P.A.U.L For Brain Recovery

Leigh North Business Lead, leigh@paulforbrainrecovery.co.uk  01482 620229

We are open but delivering different services

Providing support and wellbeing activities remotely via Zoom, MS Teams etc.

We are planning to re-open soon

We will be delivering reduced services for those that specifically need to physically come in to the centre. We will continue to provide remote services where possible.

Rainbow Community Garden

Brenda Elm, Gardener/Tutor, brendaelmelm@gmail.com 07746723804

We reopened on Monday 6th July

We are operating a booking system with our most vulnerable clients and volunteers been given priority for the time being

We are doing a morning and afternoon session, a one and half hour session for 2 people at a time

St Stephens Neighbourhood Centre

Diane Thompson, Treasurer, support@ssnc.org.uk  7983719355

We are open but delivering different services

Food Parcels and activity packs as well as telephone contact to families

We are planning to re-open soon

Family activities outside during the summer holidays

Trying to plan for bad weather and what impact this might have on the funding provided

Tigers Sport and Education Trust

Richard Dexter, Head of Programmes, richard.dexter@tigerstrust.co.uk  07852898110

We are open but delivering different services

regular phones calls, quizzes, physical activity challenges and video calls.

medicine and prescription collection and delivery, supported food distribution to key sites

offered a befriending services to those suffering from loneliness.

We are planning to re-open soon

The Arena is opening but at a very reduced capacity. We ran our first Tigers Together face to face session last week at a reduced number of ten. This will again be ran this week with numbers increasing to twenty but ensuring we follow Government and FA guidelines at all times.

The Warren

Emma Wilkinson, Counselling Coordinator,  emma@thewarren.org , 07309000209

We are open but delivering different services

We have been operating a food delivery service inc toiletries etc We offer on line and phone counselling We have been delivering most of our usual services on line via zoom etc We have been engaging with young people in new ways – set up an online photography group, writing and spoken word group etc We have engaged in a daily ‘digital snack bar’ where young people can join staff to chew the fat, check in and say hello via zoom We have run groups via zoom – Step Out and Carers etc We have continued to develop our digital hub, our music and creative mental health offer and Three Minute Heroes

We are planning to reopen soon and are continuing to review the situation regarding open access

Welcome House   

Bashir Siraj, Manager, bsiraj@hotmail.co.uk ; 07913120198

We are open but delivering different services

We are focussing on outreach activities and approaches. The aim is to meet clients in their respective areas and develop a support network in the area they live in. To connect them and empower them. We are in process to conduct a basic or primary level survey to know the experience of problems our clients went through.

We are still reviewing the situation

Don’t have building yes, but working from home

Working For Health CIC

Diane Heaven, Director / Co-founder, diane@workingforhealth.co.uk  01482 242808

We are open but delivering different services

We have taken our group activities online and using Zoom to deliver training, virtual drop-ins and workshops. Our one to one coaching is also continuing but by phone, email and zoom.

We are still reviewing the situation

We are constantly checking the ever changing guidance and responding accordingly. We are working on a covid secure plan and its implementation. We plan initially to get the staff back into the building (we are all currently working from home – no furloughing). This will be staggered to reduce the numbers at any one time with staff members in on different days. Then we will start the one to one’s by appointment and lastly, the training, workshops and ultimately the drop ins. Timescales for this has not yet been agreed.

Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 31 July 2020

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The main findings from this ONS (Office for National Statistics) survey are:

  • This week, over 8 in 10 adults (84%) who have left their homes have worn a face covering to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) – an increase from 71% last week and 61% the week before.
  • Over half of adults (57%) said they strongly supported the mandatory wearing of face coverings in shops and supermarkets.
  • More than 3 in 10 adults (34%) said they would feel comfortable or very comfortable eating indoors at a restaurant this week, a similar proportion to last week (33%).
  • Just over 1 in 10 adults (12%) said they would feel comfortable or very comfortable to visit an indoor gym, and 13% reported they would feel comfortable or very comfortable visiting an indoor swimming pool or water park.
  • More than 7 in 10 adults (73%) met up with other people to socialise this week – a similar proportion to last week (71%).
  • Over half of working adults (54%) reported they had travelled to work in the past seven days, a similar level to last week (53%).
  • Just under half of adults (47%) reported that they are likely or very likely to use the NHS COVID-19 app when it becomes available.

To read the full report go to the ONS (opens in a new tab)

COVID- 19: lifting lockdown in Hull

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The COVID 19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the work of the voluntary and community sector in Hull. Overnight we have had to make changes to the services we deliver and how we deliver them in line with Government guidance and other restrictions. We have all shown how adaptable and flexible we can be in how we support our most vulnerable communities and the contributions the local voluntary and community sector has made over the past three months has been outstanding. Thank you for everything you have done and for what you continue to do.

As lockdown eases, we know that some of you are starting to return to delivering services but in different ways. We are keen to get an understanding of what you are doing and how people can continue to access your services. With your permission we want to share this widely via our website and email update to make sure that everyone is aware that the voluntary and community sector in Hull is open for business.

This short survey will allow us to gather this information. We appreciate that things are changing all the time so please keep us regularly updated on your services as they develop.

We are also aware that the end of lockdown presents some key challenges to all voluntary and community sector organisations working in the Hull. We want to understand these and look at how we can support you to continue to grow and develop.

You can update your information at any time by contacting Ali Middle – ali@nbforum.org.uk.

If you have any questions about this survey or the wider support offer please contact Jason Stamp, Chief Officer on jason@nbforum.org.uk.

You can take part in the survey here (opens in a new tab)

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