COVID-19: reducing transmission - what you can do to help

COVID-19: reducing transmission – what you can do to help

Published 13th August

The actions outlined in this guidance will reduce your chance of catching COVID-19 or passing it on to others. You should think about each point carefully and plan how you will follow this guidance in your daily life.

If you live in an area with local restrictions in place because of higher transmission of COVID-19, you should follow the advice for your area

For more information go to the Government website

Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (translations and easy read version)

Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (translations and easy read version)

Updated 13th August

Guidance for people without English as a first language about how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

To download copies go to the Government website

HEY Confident Futures - Coaching offer

HEY Confident Futures – Coaching offer

This is aimed at Senior Leaders in the region navigating the current challenges of Covid. You do need to be a member of HEY Confident Futures to apply but that is a very simple process

To sign up to Confident Futures and find out more, go to the website

Air conditioning and ventilation during the coronavirus outbreak

Air conditioning and ventilation during the coronavirus outbreak

Good ventilation can help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus in the workplace.

It is important to focus on improving general ventilation, preferably through fresh air or mechanical systems.

Where possible, consider ways to maintain and increase the supply of fresh air, for example by opening windows and doors (unless fire doors).

Find out more about using air conditioning and general ventilation during the coronavirus outbreak.

Appeal for people with lived experience of self-harm

Appeal for people with lived experience of self-harm

In partnership with Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, East Riding CCG are looking for individuals with experience of self-harm, or who self-harm, to help us to shape future support services. By sharing your experiences, they will work together to create a vital new service for the people who need it most.

If you are interested in helping, please email Lindsay.Hudson@eastriding.gov.uk.

NHS Bereavement Service

NHS Bereavement Service

As NHS business resumes and CCG staff are needed to return to their normal roles they have made the decision that the bereavement support service, Sudden, will take over the current NHS bereavement Helpline service and develop it further as there is a crucial need for the helpline to remain open. 

Sudden is a not-for-profit service hosted by the support charity, Brake. 

The helpline number will remain the same (0800 2600 400) but Sudden’s service will take and have responsibility for all calls to the number going forward, offering up to ten weeks of phone-based support from day one. Click here to find information on how refer into the Sudden service. 

If you have any questions, please contact: help@sudden.org.uk

Babies in lockdown: listening to parents to build back better

Babies in lockdown: listening to parents to build back better

This report, published by Best Beginnings, Home-Start UK, and the Parent-Infant Foundation, looks at the issues faced by parents who have been pregnant, given birth or have a child under 2 during lockdown. Some families from Home-Start Hull took part in the report

The headline findings are:

  • COVID-19 has affected parents, babies and the services that support them in diverse ways
  • Families already at risk of poorer outcomes have suffered the most
  • The pandemic will cast a long shadow

You can download it as a pdf below

Babies in Lockdown listening to parents to build back better

Student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints: summer 2020

Student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints: summer 2020

Updated 13th August

If you have concerns about how your grades were calculated, this information should help you understand whether you might have a reason to make an appeal or a complaint about malpractice or maladministration, including if you have concerns about bias or discrimination.

It applies to students receiving results for GCSE, AS and A levels, Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ) and Advanced Extension Awards (AEA) in maths regulated by Ofqual and offered by AQA, OCR, Pearson, WJEC Eduqas, ASDAN and City & Guilds.

A BSL signed version of this guide is available, in 5 parts, on Ofqual’s YouTube channel: BSL student guide to appeals, malpractice and complaints: summer 2020.

For more information go to the Government website

Puppy walkers - Guide Dogs for the Blind need you!

Puppy walkers – Guide Dogs for the Blind need you!

Do you live in or near the villages between Selby and Holme on Spalding Moor?

Who could say no to a cute guide dog puppy?

All puppies are special, but these little ones are puppies with a purpose!

Many of the pups will go on to be qualified guide dogs, helping to open the world up to a visually impaired person.

The initial stages of training are crucial, and it takes the support of a very special volunteer to help the puppies thrive.

Puppy walkers are given a dog at 6 weeks old and over the course of about 14 months they will introduce the pup to the wider world, ensuring that they follow basic commands while helping them to become familiar with as many situations as possible.

Pups need to be prepared for whatever the world has in store for them!

The Puppy Walker role is such a rewarding role, watching your puppy develop knowing that you’re contributing to their future career as a guide dog.

There will be plenty of puppy cuddles to go around but this is a demanding role which takes a great deal of commitment.

The puppy will be with you 24/7, cannot be left alone for more than 3 hours and you must have an enclosed garden with a suitable area for the pup to do its business.

Not forgetting the classic puppy cheekiness so be prepared for the odd accident on the carpet or a chewed slipper.

If you can meet the criteria and are looking for a rewarding challenge, we would love to hear from you.

Full training is provided including monthly puppy training classes.

All food and vet bills are covered by Guide Dogs.

To find our more, please contact Linda Conway for a chat on 03451430207 or email linda.conway@guidedogs.org.uk

Transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020

Transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020

Published 11th August

This guidance will apply from the start of the autumn term. It applies to local authorities in England. It will also be of interest to schools, further education providers and transport operators in England.

It provides guidance on:

  • managing capacity and demand on public transport
  • taking measures to reduce risk on dedicated home to school or college transport

For more information go to the Government website