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FamiliesFirst February 2018 Newsletter

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Newsletter FamiliesFirst 2018 Feb

Second Thoughts East Yorkshire (STEY)

STEY have got funding to run a minibus in the Pocklington, Driffield, Market Weighton and Beverley areas to help people struggling with isolation and anxiety to access projects, services and activities they would otherwise not be able to get to , for free.

This includes their own support groups:
Pocklington – Last Monday of the month 6pm
Driffield – Last Friday of the month 1pm
Beverley – 2nd Wednesday of the month 1pm
Withernsea – Last Tuesday of the month 1pm

For more information contact STEY on 07716839452 or stey2015@outlook.com or go to their Facebook page  or their website

Consultation – Voice and Influence information and guidance (Hull)

Deadline 30th April

Hull Safeguarding Children Board, Hull City Council -Early Help, Youth Services and East Riding Voluntary Action Services are currently developing a simple information and guidance document in relation to creating meaningful Voice and Influence of children and young people in the city, which could hopefully be adapted and used by all groups and services, regardless of size or sector.

They would welcome your feedback on the pdf document below by the end of April and also if you could ask children and young people you work with for their thoughts, that would be much appreciated.  Please email any comments, thoughts or suggestions to detty@ervas.org.uk   or contact her on 01482 871077 for further discussion.

Children and Young People’s Voice and influence guidance draft

Free Trustee Training Programme

Are You A Charity Trustee Based In Hull & East Yorkshire, Or Interested In Becoming A Trustee?

The current economic, regulatory and social backdrop facing charities means that now, more than ever, trustees have a critical leadership role to play. With increasing challenges facing organisations and new demands being placed on trustees, a new standard of good trusteeship is required.

Clore Social Leadership’s HEY100 Trustee Learning Programme is a FREE 9-part programme for existing or prospective charity trustees based in Hull and East Yorkshire.

With the latest advice, toolkits and expertise from industry leading governance experts, the HEY100 Trustee Learning Programme will provide you with the skills, confidence and knowledge to lead within your organisation.

Join them on either 12 or 20 March from 4:30 – 5:30 for an online introductory session about the Trustee Learning Programme.

You can register online here

Immingham Civic Hub Cafe consultation

Immingham Civic Hub Cafe consultation for the museum extension: assessing the need for a community café based within the Civic Hub. Please see the link below for consultation form:

Immingham Civic Hub Cafe Consultation

Please return form to:

Immingham Civic Centre Hub
Pelham Road
NE Lincs
DN40 1QF

Highways – New major projects engagement process NELC

The way the Council engages with the public on major highways projects has changed. Many of their intentions for future projects are published in the Highways Strategy or Infrastructure Delivery Plan. The projects published in these documents are intended to go ahead at some point in the future but will be subject to  securing grant funding for any upgrades.

They are taking comments and suggestions for projects that have not yet made it to the drawing board to give the public the earliest opportunity to have their say. It is possible that comments may not be used if a project never goes ahead or the opportunity to bid does not arise.

Pre-bid comments can be submitted here: Potential Major Highways Projects – comments form.

Any project that has grant funding approved will also go through a formal consultation process on the draft design. The process for these schemes is short, straightforward to follow and available here: Major Projects Engagement Process. It also details how elected members are involved in the process.

New urgent treatment services available for East Riding of Yorkshire residents

People living in East Riding of Yorkshire will soon be able to take advantage of improved access to care and treatment for their minor injuries and illnesses with the opening of three Urgent Treatment Centres, open 16 hours and two 8 to 8 Centres in the East Riding.

From Wednesday 4th April 2018, patients with an urgent injury or illness that is not serious, life or limb threatening can arrange to go to their nearest Urgent Treatment Centre based in Beverley, Bridlington and Goole. Open from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week, 365 days per year, urgent treatment centres can treat a number of common conditions such as:

  • Cuts and grazes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Simple broken bones
  • Wound and wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor eye injuries (foreign bodies in eye)
  • Back, head and neck injuries/whiplash
  • Minor back injuries
  • Skin infections/rashes/allergic reactions
  • Urine infections
  • Raised temperature/fever

In addition, Urgent Treatment Centres will have access to x-ray facilities and patient diagnostic testing including urinalysis, blood glucose testing and ECGs, allowing nurse practitioners to assess and diagnose conditions and where necessary, prescribe medication, issue prescriptions and provide onward referrals to appropriate departments i.e. fracture clinics.

For more information go to the East Riding CCG website

Hull’s Local Action Group Board is seeking volunteer resident representatives

What is the Local Action Group Board?

Hull has been awarded Community Led Local Development funding, which is a European Union grant funding programme for projects that will help people into or towards employment, or support local businesses. This fund of over £7million is overseen by a Local Action Group (LAG) Board with representatives from the public, private and not for profit sectors.

If you live in some of the CLLD areas you are eligible to apply to be a resident representative. To find out if you are in one of the areas contact the CLLD team (details below)

What will resident representatives do?

Resident representatives on the Board will bring their valuable knowledge, experience and insight of the needs of people living in their community to the discussions at the LAG Board. They will help to ensure that the recommendations and decisions the Board makes reflect the needs of their community.

What is required for the role?

  • Ability to absorb reports and monitoring information
  • Ability to understand basic budgets
  • Confidence to participate in multi-agency board meetings
  • Willingness to bring a resident perspective to board meetings
  • Must live in one of the CLLD areas

What skills/ experience would residents gain?

  • Experience of interpreting strategy and policy into practice
  • Experience of multi-agency partnership working
  • Team working / joint decision making skills
  • Experience of grant funding programmes

What is the time commitment?

Resident representatives will be required to attend around four LAG Board meetings a year plus occasional development sessions or training sessions. Preparation including reading of board papers will be required before each meeting.

Is any training or support offered?

Resident representatives will be supported in their role by a LAG Board member from their area, also by the Project Team at Hull City Council and will have access to free training as required.

Is it a paid position?

The role is not paid, but travel expenses will be reimbursed

How do I find out more?

For an informal discussion, to find out more or ask for an application form, email the CLLD Project Team at Hull City Council CLLD@hullcc.gov.uk, leaving your name, contact number and postcode and a member of the team will call you back. Alternatively you can call or text the team on 07872416003.

(N.B. They need your postcode to confirm that you live in one of the eligible areas)

What is the deadline for applying?

Application forms need to be submitted by 3rd April 2018

February winner of the #yourbridge competition announced

Wildlife and landscape photography enthusiast Des O’Connor has been crowned winner of the Humber Bridge’s #YourBridge photo competition for February.

Des, 61, from east Hull, submitted an image that the judges felt best captured this month’s theme of mist.

The image has now become the banner photograph on the Humber Bridge Facebook page for the remainder of February and will feature on the Humber Bridge’s website.

#YourBridge will be running throughout 2018 in conjunction with Hilton Photographic in Hull and the London Camera Exchange in High Street, Lincoln.

Each month a different theme is selected and the 12 winning images from across the year will then be compiled into a calendar which will be sold, with profits going to charity. The cause will be chosen from nominations by Humber Bridge staff.

The March challenge is to send in images of nature or wildlife around the Bridge. Please submit your landscapes by 4th March 2018 at 12 midnight to competition@humberbridge.co.uk.

Here are some points to bear in mind when taking and submitting your images:

  1. Only landscape (eg, wide) images should be submitted.
  2. Images should be sent as JPEGs.
  3. Images should be no less than 1500 pixels wide.
  4. Entrants must own the copyright of any image they submit.
  5. Entrants can submit as many images as they like each month.
  6. Entrants must include their name and contact information.
  7. Entrants retain full copyright of their images but grant licence to the Humber Bridge Board to use to promote the #YourBridge project, for general promotional purposes and in a charity calendar.
  8. The images do not have to have been taken in 2017 or 2018 but can be great images which you may already have.

Terms and conditions can be found in the Competition  section of www.humberbridge.co.uk or available via email from tony.barker@humberbridge.co.uk



Women’s Week Hull Launching 5th March

What is it like to be a woman in Hull?

Do women have an equal role in today’s society?

How far have we progressed in the 100 years since some women in the UK have had the right to vote?

Just some of the topics discussed in a packed week of events

You can download the full programme for the week as a pdf here Women of Hull 2018 Womens Week