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Living with Water Household flooding Survey in Haltemprice, East Riding

The Environment and Energy Institute in the University of Hull is conducting a survey to ask residents if they have been affected flooding, what they know about flooding and their main concerns. All responses are anonymous. The aims of the survey are to help Living with Water (a partnership between Hull City Council, Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and East Riding of Yorkshire Council) improve awareness of flood protection measures, provide new solutions, and help make people safer.

Last year they conducted the survey in parts of Hull, the results of which will be made available soon.

This year they are conducting a survey of residents in Haltemprice (Cottingham North & South, Hessle, Tranby, Willerby and Kirk Ella). It would be a big help if residents could complete the survey and pass it on to other people.

You can take part in the survey here

The person managing the survey is Sam Ramsden, who will be very happy to answer any questions you may have:  sam.ramsden@hull.ac.uk or 07887 364381

Wild Humber

‘Wild Humber’, a new TV documentary from Humber Nature Partnership, celebrating spectacular bird migration on the Humber, is now available on Youtube.

This 25 minute documentary, filmed entirely on the Humber, showcases the amazing stories of some of the long distance bird migrants visiting the estuary.

Local experts explain why the estuary is so important for birds, what draws the birds (and us) to the Humber and how we play a vital role in their survival.

The programme was made possible by a generous grant from the National Grid Community Fund.

It can be accessed on YouTube here

The programme holds an important conservation message which the Partnership wish to spread as widely as possible. They welcome your feedback on the programme via info@humbernature.co.uk.  Please take a few moments to tell them what you thought of it.

In related content, DEFRA have pubished their survey, in conjunction with the RSPB, of wild bird populations from 1970 – 2018 – you can read it as an online pdf here

Design a Christmas Card competition

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is holding a Christmas Card Design Competition and there is a £50 Amazon voucher for the winner!

Entries can be submitted by individuals (no age restriction!) or on behalf of a group or community

Entries should be submitted by email to pcc@humberside.pnn.police.uk by 22nd November

Let’s Talk About the Menopause

Deadline 6th December

Hull City Council’s Customer Insight Team is conducting some regional workforce research on awareness of the effects of the menopause in the workplace across the region.

Results will help local employers to support their all of their staff at work, creating a more supportive working environment.  It could also help organisations to better manage and even reduce levels of potentially avoidable sickness absence due to the symptoms of the menopause.

The survey is aimed at everyone – men as well as women, younger and older.

Employment rates among women is falling locally. Self-employment among women locally is low. Employers need to ensure that they provide welcoming, supportive workplaces, accessible to everyone.

Around half of the workforce will personally experience the menopause. The other half will live or work with women who will, at some point, go through the menopause. So this research needs input from everyone.

If this survey proves successful, the Council may look to undertake further workforce research into other issues that affect local working people. In this survey, there is a space for people to tell them what other workplace issues they might explore in the future.

You can take part here

Feral Art School – City of Artists Project

The aim of this project is to build a thriving community of visual artists in Hull and Humber region by setting up opportunities for aspiring artists to work alongside the experienced studio practitioners of the Feral cooperative. The project will embed a coherent programme for developing skills in visual arts disciplines and studio practice. By providing new channels of engagement through print marketing, in addition to existing social media, they will reach out to audiences who have little opportunity to access the arts or have become disengaged from creative activities through life circumstances. They will also build new partnerships with organisations that empower through arts & culture and provide organisational and skills based training for our members.

The Feral Art School brings together visual artists in Hull to find innovative solutions to address the recent decimation of opportunities for engagement with visual arts in the city and its likely impact on the growth of the visual arts community.

The project runs until June 2020. Sessions and will be held at either The Avenues Centre or Juice Studios, and other pop-up spaces throughout the city

Check out their website for further information.

New Humber, Coast and Vale Local Maternity System (LMS) website

The Humber, Coast and Vale Local Maternity System website will be launched on Monday, 4th November.

The website has been created to support people living in our area who are thinking about having children, who are already pregnant or who have recently had a baby, and will serve as a comprehensive online guide to pregnancy, giving birth and beyond.

It has been designed to be a single point of information for people wishing to learn more about maternity services in Humber, Coast and Vale, so they are able to choose the most appropriate place to receive care based on their needs.

Humber, Coast and Vale Healthy Hearts website

A new website has been launched to help improve heart health among people living in Humber, Coast and Vale.

The Healthy Hearts website is designed to help people reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack, and help to lower the number of people dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease – a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.

The website has been created to help people living in Humber, Coast and Vale – a region including Hull and East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, Vale of York and Scarborough and Ryedale

Hull and District Live at Home Scheme Service Jam – 26 November

The MHA Live at Home Scheme team are passionate about positive ageing, making older people live their best lives by providing activities and services that make people want to come back to their schemes week after week, year after year.

To achieve this they put older people, their elected representatives, stakeholders and partners at the centre of designing, developing and delivering a dynamic local programme of services and social activities.

“The Hull Service Jam” is a new way of designing these activities. Through a facilitated workshop MHA want people to bring their ideas and experiences to inform new activities they develop and deliver.

They want to get new ideas for activities off the ground quickly and are keen to work with a diverse range of partners and stakeholders to turn these ideas into a reality in Hull.

You are invited to join MHA Hull and District Live at Home for the Service Jam at Commonwealth Homes Hall Hartoft Road,Hull,HU5 4LE

Please RSVP your place by Tuesday 12 November  by emailing Hedy Emery hedy.emery@mha.org.uk or calling 07565 296738

Perinatal mental health survey

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has been commissioned by the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, though its Mental Health Partnership Board, to seek the views of people who experienced mental health problems during pregnancy or during the first year of their baby’s life.

If you or a loved one experienced mental health problems during this time, then they want to hear your views about the care and support you received. They are hoping that lots of women and their partners will share their views through our perinatal mental health survey.

Responses shared will ensure that local services are developed with the real experts at the heart. They have launched a new survey to find out what support you received, how you found the support to be and how the support can be improved.

You can complete the survey here

The Love Staying Safe Campaign

Young people from Hull have been awarded a CPS grant to work with Young Mayor Gabriela Surdyk to create The Love Staying Safe Campaign

They are looking for young people to get involved in this fantastic opportunity who are:

  • 12-18 years old.
  • Live in Hull.
  • Are able to travel to three meetings and a launch – be committed and reliable.
  • Want to support and promote The Love Staying Safe campaign.
  • Be willing to be photographed for media promotion – including social media.
  • Represent and respect all young people’s views.

Start date:  Nov 2019

You can read more in this document Safety Campaign – Background information

If you are interested in creating a personal safety campaign:

Young people need to fill in the Young Mayors Safety Campaign Expression of interest  and their parents/carers need to fill in the Parental Consent Form – Safety Campaign and return these to Lisa Wedgner, Kingston Youth Centre, 48 a Beverley Road, HULL, HU3 1YE or email lisa.wedgner@hullcc.gov.uk no later than Wednesday 13th November.