Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 Hull Launch

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 Hull Launch

when: Monday 16th November – Friday 20th November

Who: The Young People Of Hull

GEW may not be able to hold the usual live events this year but that’s not going to stop us going ahead with a week of exciting entrepreneurial activities and competitions online.

Check out the website launched this week with full details of everything going on.

Here are some highlights:

Monday 16th November GEW Memories

An opportunity for individuals and schools to win prizes for the best tweet, celebrating Enterprise Skills and Youth Entrepreneurship using the hashtags #GEWHull #GEW2020 in the lead up to Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Tuesday 17th November Cracking Ideas

Working in partnership with Hull Culture and Leisure there is an opportunity for young people to take part in “Cracking Ideas”. With resources available to help spark the imagination, so put on your thinking caps and share your cracking ideas.

Wednesday 18th November Be Inspired

Where 16-29 year olds have a chance to win up to £1000 for their business, as well as getting former BBC Apprentice contestant Adam Corbally as a mentor for a year

Thursday 19th November Craven Park Challenge

GEW will be announcing the winners of the Enterprise Challenge for Primary and Secondary Schools and hoping that more schools and teams than ever will enter this year.

Friday 20th November Virtual Awards Evening

Annual Awards Ceremony and Quiz hosted by Adam Corbally and Ross Bennett – where the winners of the GEW Memories and Be Inspired challenges will be announced.

Join in the build up to the event on Twitter @GEW_Hull and get involved by following the details here.

Virtual Meet the Police and Crime Commissioner Event

Virtual Meet the Police and Crime Commissioner Event

You are being invited to attend a Virtual Meet the Police and Crime Commissioner Event at 6pm on Wednesday 11th November. 

The Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter is keen to meet you and give you the opportunity to find out more about policing and community safety in Hull and beyond during an on-line Zoom event. 

Keith will give a talk on his job role, what he has done so far and what he plans to do in the future.  There will then be a chance to ask questions about his work and that of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

The event follows successful face to face events that have been delivered in more remote areas of the Humberside Police Force area, but with current Covid-19 social distancing rules in place we are keen to offer a similar event virtually. 

To register for the event email with your name, email address and home postcode. Please register by Monday 9th November.

 Once registered you will receive full event joining instructions over email on around noon on Wednesday 11th November. 

The Meet the Commissioner Zoom Event is being supported by Neighbourhood Network, a local charity that supports Neighbourhood Watch and community groups in Hull to reduce crime & increase community spirit.

COVID updates and guidance

COVID updates and guidance

HSE has published a range of coronavirus-related guidance and information, which you may find useful.

It includes:

For all the latest information and advice visit their coronavirus pages.

Health Secretary warns of long-term effects of COVID-19 as new film released

Health Secretary warns of long-term effects of COVID-19 as new film released

Published 21st October

The Health Secretary is urging the public – and especially young people – to follow the rules and protect themselves and others from COVID-19, as new data and a new film released today reveal the potentially devastating long-term impact of the virus.

The symptoms of ‘long COVID’, including fatigue, protracted loss of taste or smell, respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms and mental health problems, are described in a new film being released today as part of the wider national Hands, Face, Space campaign. The film calls on the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control the spread of the virus.

The emotive film features the stories of Jade, 22, Jade, 32, Tom, 32 and John, 48, who explain how their lives have been affected – weeks and months after being diagnosed with COVID-19. They discuss symptoms such as breathlessness when walking up the stairs, intermittent fevers and chest pain. The film aims to raise awareness of the long-term impact of COVID-19 as we learn more about the virus.

A new study today from King’s College London, using data from the COVID Symptom Study App and ZOE, shows one in 20 people with COVID-19 are likely to have symptoms for 8 weeks or more. The study suggests long COVID affects around 10% of 18 to 49 year olds who become unwell with COVID-19.

To read the rest of the press release go to the Government website

Coronavirus: children and young people’s wellbeing

Coronavirus: children and young people’s wellbeing

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a report collating evidence from a range of government, academic, voluntary, and private sector organisations on the wellbeing in children and young people aged 5 to 24 in England over the period of March to August 2020.

Indicators covered in the report include: personal wellbeing; relationships; health; education and skills; personal finance; and activities.

You can read the report here

Charities have lost millions to fraud during the pandemic

Charities have lost millions to fraud during the pandemic

From Civil Society

Fraudsters have stolen over £3.5m from charities during the pandemic, according to the Charity Commission. The regulator says it received 645 reports of fraud and cybercrime between March and September, including concerns about people setting up fake charities to attract donations and staff diverting charitable funds into their own bank accounts. The Charity Commission warned that the “true scale” of fraud is likely to be far higher as incidents are under-reported. The figures have been released at beginning of Charity Fraud Awareness Week, and the Charity Commission has published advice and resources to help trustees protect their organisations.

To read the full article go to Civil Society

Watchdog warns charities and the public to protect themselves against fraudsters amid pandemic

Watchdog warns charities and the public to protect themselves against fraudsters amid pandemic

The Charity Commission is warning trustees and donors to strengthen their defences as it fears the pandemic has created environments that are enabling charity fraud.

As we enter Charity Fraud Awareness Week (19 – 23 October 2020), charities have reported being victims of fraud or cybercrime 645 times since the start of the pandemic in March, amounting to £3.6 million in total losses to charities. The true scale of fraud against charities is believed to be much higher, as fraud is known to be underreported.

The regulator is concerned that remote working and virtual activities and sign-off processes, combined with charities’ tendencies to place goodwill and trust in individuals, may make them especially vulnerable. It says that charities providing services and supporting local communities could be amongst those at risk after earlier reports of criminals using PPE as a lure in scams.

Analysis of frauds reported to the Commission has found that in some cases fraudsters have preyed on people’s fear and anxieties. In one case, the regulator saw a fraudster using a beneficiary’s story of personal struggle during the pandemic to pressure a charity into making a payment quickly. The regulator also considers that economic hardship may have increased perpetrators’ temptation to commit fraud, particularly in cases of insider fraud. It has seen cases of charity employees diverting funds into their personal bank accounts and even selling charity equipment for personal gain.

For more information go to the Government website

State of Care 2019/20

State of Care 2019/20

State of Care is the Care Quality Commission’s annual assessment of health care and social care in England.

The key points are

  • The care that people received in 2019/20 was mostly of good quality
  • However, while quality was largely maintained compared with the previous year, there was no improvement overall
  • Before the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, we remained concerned about a number of issues:
    • the poorer quality of care that is harder to plan for
    • the need for care to be delivered in a more joined-up way
    • the continued fragility of adult social care provision
    • the struggles of the poorest services to make any improvement
    • significant gaps in access to good quality care, especially mental health care
    • persistent inequalities in some aspects of care

To read the report go to the CQC website

Royal College of Physicians uncovers years of discrimination against black, Asian and minority ethnic doctors

Royal College of Physicians uncovers years of discrimination against black, Asian and minority ethnic doctors

Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors are consistently disadvantaged when applying for jobs, according to a report by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

The RCP analysed data from 8 years’ worth of annual surveys reporting on the experiences of, and outcomes for, clinicians within a year of completing their medical certificate of completion of training (CCT). The findings provide consistent evidence of trainees from BAME background being less successful at consultant interview.

In surveys from previous years, CCT holders who described themselves as being of white ethnicity appeared to apply for fewer posts but were more likely to be shortlisted and to be offered a post. This year’s survey results show that this is still the case, with respondents of white ethnicity (61%)  far more likely to be shortlisted for interview and offered a post despite applying for fewer posts than their BAME counterpart (mean 1.3 versus 2.0 for all other ethnic groups).

White respondents had a 98% chance of being shortlisted after their first application, compared with 91% of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) respondents. This gap widened even further when it came to the likelihood of being offered a post the first-time round: 29% of white respondents were offered a post after being shortlisted for the first time, compared with just 12% of BAME respondents.

For more information go to the RCP website

Free Disability Awareness Training

Free Disability Awareness Training

The This-Ability team would like to offer some FREE disability awareness training, delivered via zoom by their MOBY (Making Our Business Yours) and PADD (People’s Awareness of Disability Discrimination) young people’s volunteer team. You can find out more information about them here  

The session is delivered in two parts, on two separate days. Part 1 Disability in society, Part 2 Creative communication. 

Please note that when you sign up, you are committing to both parts of the session. 

This session is aimed primarily at employers to raise awareness around recruiting and maintaining a diverse and productive workforce. It is, however, a great introduction for anyone who works with disabled people and/or people with health conditions and works well as a refresher for those with more knowledge and experience. It will also give you an insight into how This-Ability and MOBY work with employers. 

The sessions on offer are: 

NOVEMBER 2020 – Part 1 Wed 25th Nov 10:30 – 12:00. Part 2, Fri 27th Nov 10:30 – 12:00

JANUARY 2021 – Part 1 Mon 25th Jan 13:30 – 15:00. Part 2 Wed 27th Jan 13:30 – 15:00

FEBRUARY 2021 – Part 1 Wed 24th Feb 10:30 – 12:00. Part 2 Fri 26th Feb 10:30 – 12:00

 MARCH 2021 – Part 1 Mon 29th Mar 13:30 – 15:00. Part 2 Wed 31st Mar 13:30 – 15:00

 If you would like to sign up for any of the sessions please contact:


Places are limited, therefore, if the dates you request are full, you will be offered a place on the next available session.