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Data Protection for non-profits

Increasing compliance, reducing risk

Special offers for charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations in Hull and East Yorkshire:

Half day / full day training for up to 12 people at your venue £300 / £550

Short data protection health check and report £150

Policy and Procedure review from £300

Time limited offer—book before 31 March 2019 to take advantage of this offer!

Call Sam Linton on 07970 779949 or email  aeonianprojects@gmail.com

Sam Linton, is a GDPR Practitioner, an outsourced designated Data Protection Officer and a project management professional. www.linkedin.com/in/drsamlinton

Get Cooking and Active!

This is a 12 week programme, run by Groundwork, that enables participants to learn to cook healthy affordable meals and to participate in taster sessions to improve their physical wellbeing.

Weeks 1 – 4

Participants will learn simple recipes that focus on developing healthier eating habits and building cooking skills.  Each session will be user focused enabling them to identify their own barriers to healthy eating and learn recipes and tips to address these.  Each session will have time to chat and build friendships

Weeks 5 – 8

The group will identify different types of physical activity they would like to participate in together that utilise free resources within their community – this could be a simple healthy walk that explores heritage or nature, walking netball, tai chi or exercise using local facilities such as trim trails or outdoor gyms – the choice is entirely down to the group

Weeks  9 – 12

Will focus on expanding their cooking skills further and supporting the group to continue their fitness journey.  The aim is that by working with local organisations, the groups can also become sustainable supported by the hosts organisations in the future.

The course is aimed at 8 participants ideally and is free to organisations and participants. Groundwork will provide all food and resources for the duration of the 12 weeks.

They are particularly interested in

  • Individuals living with mental health conditions
  • Parents and carers of children with additional needs
  • Those living with poverty or other vulnerable or disadvantaged groups

For more information contact Karen Tozer on  7963 028 560 or e-mail Karen.Tozer@GROUNDWORK.ORG.UK

Headstart Hull Summer Programme 2019

Deadline 1st April

This year HeadStart Hull has up to £15,000 available for city-wide projects that promote the emotional health and well-being of children and young people aged 10-16 years (up to 25 years if disabled) during the summer holidays.  The maximum award per application/organisation will be £2,500.

They are encouraging bids that are based on the ideas of 10 – 16 year olds, support some of the most vulnerable young people in Hull, such as disability groups, BME groups, young carers, and other disadvantaged groups

Funding is available for activities and events that will bring together young people from across the city and help reduce social isolation – these could be sporting activities, arts and crafts, drama and music.

All activities must take place during the summer holiday, 22 July to 1 September, 2019.

For more information and an application from, contact Headstart Hull headstarthull@hullcc.gov.uk or Tel: 01482 615707

A statement from Cornerhouse

“We are sad to inform you that the result of the recent tender process for the provision of non-clinical community sexual health services means that Cornerhouse (Yorkshire) will no longer be providing this service across the city.

“Cornerhouse has delivered this type of service for the past 30 years and as I am sure you will understand we are extremely disappointed with the decision. The successful organisation was MESMAC.

“Cornerhouse will work closely with MESMAC to ensure the smooth transfer of service delivery. There will be a period of uncertainty until we know which roles and staff will transfer to the new provider.

“However, Cornerhouse is VERY MUCH OPEN FOR BUSINESS and will still be delivering services through the following projects: CARE (CSE), ReachOut (Street based provision for young people) and HeadStart Hull Young People’s Peer Mentoring Project. We will also continue to run the Step Out group (Young people’s LGBT+) in partnership with the Warren. This means we will still be accepting referrals and will continue to work with you in partnership to ensure that the young people of Hull get the support and services they need.

“In addition to the above, the CEO and Trustees of Cornerhouse are discussing the way forward and the potential development of new and exciting initiatives that will be developed to meet the identified needs of young people in Hull and the surrounding areas.

“We will work hard to ensure we communicate effectively with you and to keep you up to date on future developments as we believe that good communication is the mainstay of positive relationships and effective partnerships.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support in enabling Cornerhouse to deliver effective sexual health services over the years and we look forward to continuing our journey alongside you.

“If you want any further information please contact me on manager@wearecornerhouse.org ”

For and on behalf of Cornerhouse (Yorkshire)

Tish Lamb – Chief Executive Officer

Steve Runnacles – Chair

The Citizens’ Academy

Humberside Police are offering an exciting opportunity to learn about what the police do and see first-hand the day to day working of the Police Force.

The Citizens’ Academy will offer a selected group of people a unique insight into how the different departments within Humberside Police work to protect people from harm, and improve the quality of life for the residents, businesses and visitors.

The next Citizens’ Academy will be held at Clough Road Police Station, Hull and will start on 8th May 2019.

It is an 11 week programme consisting of lectures and demonstrations provided by Police Officers and Police Staff. Classes will take place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm every Wednesday with the final session taking place on 17th July 2019.

If you live in the Hull postcode area and are over 18 years old, then you could apply to be part of the Citizens’ Academy.

If you are interested contact the Humberside Police Community Safety Unit for an application form via email spoccommunitysafety@humberside.pnn.police.uk  or call Joy Harvie on 01482 220723.

Applications close on Friday 29th March.

Funding for Woodland Creation in the Northern Forest

This free event will be held on Friday 15th March 2019 at Bishop Burton College, Bishop Burton, Beverley, HU17 8QG and you can now register to attend.  The programme is just being finalised, but the event will cover:

  • Funding woodland creation through the Northern Forest programme
  • Funding available from the Forestry Commission for woodland creation in the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull area
  • Support available from the Woodland Trust for woodland creation in the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull area
  • The role of citizen scientists in tree health surveillance

There will also be:

  • A Lunchtime Funding Surgery, giving people a chance to discuss specific projects with funders present
  • A guided site visit to a woodland creation project, supported through Countryside Stewardship, at Goodmanham near Market Weighton

The event is free but prior booking is essential.

To register, please email heywoods@eastriding.gov.uk indicating your name, organisation (if relevant), email address, and any special dietary requirements.

Please register by Thursday 7th March 2019.

People in Yorkshire and Humber regret not raising concerns about their care – but those who do raise concerns see improvements

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is calling for people to speak up about their experiences of care, as new research shows that 219 (11%) of people in Yorkshire and Humber who have accessed health or social care services, in the last five years have had concerns about their care, but never raised them. Of these, over half (53%) expressed regret about not doing so.

The most common reasons for not raising a concern were not knowing how (20%) or who (37%) to raise it with, not wanting to be seen as a ‘troublemaker’ (37%) and worries about not being taken seriously (33%). 14 of people (43%) felt that nothing would change as a result.

However, when people did raise a concern or complaint, the majority in Yorkshire and Humber (67%) found their issue was resolved quickly, it helped the service to improve and they were happy with the outcome.

The research is being published today (19th February) by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to mark the launch of their ‘Declare Your Care’ campaign. The campaign is encouraging people to share their experiences of care with CQC to support its work to improve standards of care in England.

The majority of people in Yorkshire and Humber who did raise a concern or complaint were motivated by a desire to make sure that care improved for others. This included wanting to improve the care they, or a loved one, had received (75%) and improve care for everyone using the service (49%) with a smaller number also hoping for an apology or explanation (23%).

The main reasons given for raising, or wanting to raise a concern, were delays to a service or appointment, lack of information and poor patient care. Additionally, 28% or almost a third indicated that they have raised or wanted to raise concerns about the lack of communication between health and care services.

You can find more information here


Introducing Thornton Befrienders

Supporting isolated people to connect with their community

This project from the Goodwin Development Trust, funded by the Connect Well Hull Social Prescribing grants, aims to provide long term one to one or group support tailored to meet the needs of socially isolated individuals on the Thornton Estate.

Anyone, regardless of status, ethnicity, age or gender who may feel socially isolated, housebound or in need of support for whatever reason may use this service. It is delivered by volunteer befrienders supported and trained the Trust.

They will regularly either visit a person in their home, contact them by telephone or arrange for attendance at groups of interest, whichever is the most beneficial.

For more information ring 01482 587550 or e-mail bfcontact@goodwintrust.org

Breeze Cycle Rides for Women

Breeze cycle rides are free rides for women, led by a volunteer leader (Breeze Champion). The rides are designed to encourage women to take up, or return to, cycling

There are free women-only fortnightly on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Ennerdale Cycle Track. Everyone welcome. The track is particularly suitable for women getting back into cycling or for beginners. They cater for women from 16 upwards…no age limit!

On alternate Wednesdays at the same venue there are free rides for anyone, including children.

You can find more information here

NHS to rollout lung cancer scanning trucks across the country

Lung cancer scanning trucks that operate from supermarket car parks are being rolled out across the country in a drive to save lives by catching the condition early, NHS England announced today.

Around £70 million will fund 10 projects that check those most at risk, inviting them for an MOT for their lungs and an on the spot chest scan that include mobile clinics.

The targeted screening will help improve survival rates by going first to the some of the areas with the highest death rates from lung cancer.

A recent study showed CT screening reduced lung cancer mortality by 26% in men and between 39% and 61% in women.

The roll out has the potential to reach around 600,000 people over four years, detecting approximately 3,400 cancers and saving hundreds of lives across the country.

The NHS Long Term Plan set out an ambition that 55,000 more people will survive their cancer – to achieve this the plan also included an ambition to increase the number of cancers diagnosed at stages one and two from half to three-quarters of cancer patients.

The new projects will last initially for four years and NHS England will then evaluate the results to use as a basis for further roll out. Areas to receive funding include Hull CCG, part of the Humber Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance

You can read the full press release on the NHS England website

You can read more about the roll out in Hull on the Humber Coast and Vale STP website