Local News

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

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

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

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

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

Not In Our Community – Acting Opportunity for 12-18 year-olds in Hull

The Not In Our Community (link opens in new tab) Project focuses on helping protect young people from grooming and sexual/criminal exploitation.

Casting Call

Not In Our Community are holding open auditions for paid acting opportunities for 12-18 year-olds from Hull for their next exciting short film. The casting will be socially distanced sessions on 21/08/20 from 1pm-3pm in Hull.

Acting experience is desired but not necessary.

For full details go to their Facebook page (opens in a new tab)

The Re-Set Lab

Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 September

Inviting all children and young people to dream, question and discover positive change in our post-pandemic world.

The Big Malarkey Festival is working with Freedom Festival to offer an online programme for children and families that explores environmental change post Covid-19.

With the help of young people in Hull and BBC presenter Kofi Smiles, they’ll be bringing a fresh and exciting mix of guests into the Lab, in a programme designed to appeal to children aged 6+.

Join them online to meet scientists and makers, artists and activists, join in some seriously fun challenges, and help press the reset button!

Check out their website for more information (opens in a new tab)


Hull City Council Grants to Arts now open

The Grants to Arts Scheme is now open.  All applicants will need to demonstrate that they are working within Covid-19 restrictions and adhering to government advice.

You may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £5000 for activity that:

  • is within the Hull city boundary and open to the general public
  • serves an identified interest group
  • increases the range of art opportunities available to local communities
  • supports and celebrates cultural diversity
  • develops local artistic talent
  • promotes innovation and excellence

Before you start to apply online you need –

  • details of any financial support you are currently receiving or we (the council) have given you previously
  • information about financial support you are receiving from other sources
  • a detailed budget showing projected income and expenditure
  • references and supporting statements

They recommend that you prepare a statement giving information about your proposed project in advance, which you can cut and paste into the Council’s online form.

Details of the grants scheme and the online form can be found on the Hull City Council website. (opens in a new tab)

Humber Mouth Meets Freedom Festival

Joanna Walsh | The Hull Story Map 17 August – 6 September

Humber Mouth is delighted to announce a new project from lockdown for Freedom Festival 2020.

Writer and artist Joanna Walsh is the Digital Writer-in-Residence and has created The Hull Story Map, a brand new interactive project which wants to gather your words about Hull.

Write anything from a single word to a short story or a poem related to a thought, emotion or memory generated by being in a part of the city, and watch as a rich, evocative ‘mood map’ of Hull comes into being.

The map will be live from Monday 17 August on the Humber Mouth website. (opens in a new tab)

‘Period dignity Hull’ logo design competition

Period Dignity Hull is a new project that aims to:

  • Ensure period products are available to all who need them in Hull.
  • Break the stigma around periods.

The competition is open to all young people under the age of 25

Entries to be submitted by Wednesday 15th September

The winning logo will be used on all branding to promote ‘Period Dignity Hull’ events, projects and campaigns.

For more info on how to enter, and to receive an entry kit please contact:

frankie.jackson@hullcc.gov.uk ; 07925 361 171