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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

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 matthew.wright.8362@humberside.pnn.police.uk 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.

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: dawn.binns@hlc-vol.org


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

Covid Toolkit

Hull City Council has created a comprehensive, localised multi-channel behaviour change campaign created for, and in partnership with, local people. They are now inviting you and all other local partners to join them.

You may have seen the Take Care, Take Notice, Take Action campaign on billboards, busses, online or in the street. It focusses on the fundamentals of Covid safety; taking care to follow advice on social distancing and other measures, taking notice of the latest information, taking action to isolate and test when required.

They have produced a flexible suite of materials, which you can access here.

It can be adapted for a range of purposes, including online and print across a range of channels. As partners and trusted voices in the city, your use of the campaign can increase the visibility of these key messages and support consistent, unified messages. The public perceive your organisations as trusted voices and your use of the campaign could be invaluable in reaching specific groups or individuals. It could also save significant time and money for any of you considering developing your own.

If you have any questions or requests contact their marketing team: Joe.Morley@hullcc.gov.uk or Shannon.Colton@hullcc.gov.uk

Healthy Places, Healthy People – Consultation

Deadline 23rd November

The current Hull Local Plan was adopted in November 2017. At the same time, all existing supplementary planning guidance (SPGs), which were linked to the previous local plan, expired. Since then we have prepared replacement supplementary planning documents (SPDs).

The latest draft SPD, SDP – 14 Healthy Places, Healthy People is now available on the Council’s website and comments are invited before the Council finalise the draft document. These documents can be viewed here

The purpose of this SPD is to draw out the key health issues contained in the Hull Local Plan and to provide further guidance to developers, applicants and other interested parties. This will help to ensure that locally significant health messages as set out in the Hull Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) are effectively addressed through future development proposals with resulting benefits for residents of the city. It has been developed in collaboration with the Council’s Public Heath team. It has focused on providing guidance on how to achieve better health outcomes through the application of a range of different policies in the existing Local Plan. 

Overall people are far healthier than they were in the past, but unfortunately health inequalities across population groups and localities still exist, making Hull the fourth most deprived local authority in England. Poverty and deprivation have a huge impact on Hull’s population, which is mirrored in inequalities in health and wellbeing, and this document will be part of the Council’s response help change these inequalities and collectively improve health and wellbeing outcomes. 

Representations can be made using the representation form provided on the website or comments can be made to the email address Dev.Control@hullcc.gov.uk or by post to:

Planning Services,

Hull City Council,

The Guildhall,

Alfred Gelder Street,



Comments should be received by 23rd November  2020

SmokeFree Hull Free Training Offer

SmokeFree Hull offers a variety of free online training options that give you the tools you need to support people on their smokefree journey.

The current offer is Level 1 Training (2 Hours) – This session is beneficial for professionals who work with smokers on a regular basis

This two-hour workshop gives you information about the harmful effects of smoking and the benefits of quitting. It also gives you advice on talking to people about their smoking and referring them to specialist services.

Format: Online training through Microsoft Teams

Duration: 2 hours

How to book: email SmokeFreeHullTraining@cgl.org.uk  Please provide your email and your preferred date for the training and download Microsoft Teams. Once confirmed you will receive an invite for the session and further instructions.

To download the free software click on the following link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/free

Dates available:

Tuesday 20th October        9am & 1pm

Tuesday 10th November     1pm

Thursday 26th November   9am

Tuesday 1st December       9am & 1pm

Wednesday 9th December 9am

Thursday 17th December   9am & 1pm

Bump the Habit

The Local Maternity System (LMS), part of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, aims to make sure women, families and babies are as healthy and safe as they can be as they move through their pregnancy journey.

A big part of that focus is on ensuring as few babies as possible are exposed to tobacco smoke in pregnancy and beyond. However, they know that quitting smoking can be really difficult and that, especially at the moment, a lot of families are feeling the pressure. To help support families they have launched the Bump the Habit website.

The website gives evidence-based and accurate information for women about the effect their smoking might have on their baby and the choices available to them if they want to do something about it.

The intention is for the website to be a one-stop shop with all the information they need. It features a local stop smoking service finder tool and a quitting calculator which determines how much money you would save by stopping smoking.

During Covid-19 some of the services across Humber, Coast and Vale have had to move to online appointments only, but there are services out there for those who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, and the LMS want to ensure these are easily accessible.

The website also has a list of the different services available and families can choose what they access. There are many links to other information as well as telephone advice services, and there are schemes in different areas that can give fresh enthusiasm and support for everyone.

Tigers Trust – Tackling Loneliness

Tigers Trust’s vision is to inspire, engage and improve our communities, through sport, active participation and education; providing opportunities and removing barriers; supporting and raising aspirations and helping people to lead healthy and happy lives.

They have recently received funding from the Department of Digital Media Culture and Sport through the EFL to start a new project called Tigers Team Mates.

The aim of the project is the reduce loneliness and isolation.

This can include telephone conversations, garden gate conversations, organised walks, shopping, prescription collections.

They also have large space at Tigers Trust Arena which can utilised to deliver some smaller group activities.

As part of this project they have produced a booklet covering:

  • Mental Health Support
  • Physical Activity
  • Social Interaction 

You can download it as a pdf below

Tackling Loneliness Guide

The Prince’s Trust – Upcoming Programme

The Prince’s Trust have a new suite of virtual sessions to support employability and wellbeing amongst young people across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Eligibility: It is available to 16 – 30 year olds, living within Yorkshire and Humber.

Location: Sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams (app is free to download). They will email the meeting link out to young people who will access the session via the link.

Course information:

Sessions will be held on a rolling weekly basis, with employability sessions on a Tuesday and Wellbeing sessions on a Thursday.

Please note it is NOT necessary to attend every session, young people can attend whichever sessions they would like to or would find most beneficial.

Employability sessions will cover topics including:

  • Employability skills
  • CV building
  • Interview techniques
  • Communication

Wellbeing sessions will cover topics including:

  • Resilience
  • Confidence
  • Money management
  • Relationships

After the programme there is the option to have up to 6 months of mentoring with a Prince’s Trust Mentor.

How to refer: email YHoutreach@princes-trust.org.uk or call Jodie: 07483305799, Kerry: 07870876103 or Shannon: 07773002866

If you have any queries or to check a young person’s eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact them

Population health global summit

Join the Population health global summit on 2 December to hear from national and international examples of best practice and explore how:

  • local organisations can work together to improve population health
  • data and insight can be used to develop and analyse population health strategies and new integrated care models
  • addressing the wider determinants of health can help reduce health inequalities.

This event will consist of three hour-long sessions between 10.00am-4.00pm (GMT). You can join live or catch up on demand

You can find more information here