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Hull City Council Customer Satisfaction Survey – Leisure and Cultural Services

Deadline 30th September

Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure Services are currently engaging with customers to gather insight into their satisfaction with all aspects of their Culture and Leisure Services including:

  • Parks
  • Leisure Centres
  • Libraries
  • Ferens Art Gallery
  • Museums
  • Hull City Hall
  • Hull New Theatre

They hope to get a significant response to the survey has been running since mid-August and is live until the end of September.

You can take part in the survey here

Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

This 10 year study of the voluntary and community sector is now running right across the North of England.

Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – they need to hear from you.

Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future.

The research helps to inform national and local government, health organisations and charitable foundations so that they make good decisions on how to invest in the activity of the third sector.

The research also helps the third sector itself to show the extent and value of the work it does.

You can complete the survey online here

Headline findings will be published in December 2019 and the full results will be freely available from spring 2020.

Recent reports from the study so far can be found here 

If you have any questions about the research and/or the questionnaire, please contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RH, or by email: tony.chapman@durham.ac.uk.

New opportunity for disabled artists: Exchange 62

An opportunity for disabled artists based in or near Hull, Leeds and Manchester.

Exchange 62 is an exciting new partnership between Artlink Hull, Pyramid, Leeds and Venture Arts, Manchester that aims to increase opportunity for disabled artists in the North of England. A disabled artist from each of these areas will lead a creative exchange project that will promote opportunity and change.

Funded through the Co-Creating Change programme led by Battersea Arts Centre, we envisage that those artists selected will work together to use visual arts practice to make a difference to the lives of disabled people in the North of England.

Beginning from November 2019, commissioned artists will be free to interpret, build and lead their own exchange projects, collaborating closely with one another in a close exchange of ideas and practice, then bring their combined experience and work together in July 2020.

How the exchange manifests itself in each city will be artist-led and may vary from artistic collaboration to engaging with other disabled people and activist groups or with cultural institutions and/or setting up events or activity in the public realm. The only parameter being it must be collaborative work with the goal of longer-term social change. The artists from each region will be selected by a panel of disabled artists.

Each organisation in the partnership will support the artist and facilitate each exchange in their respective city.

It is expected that at least one artist selected will be a learning disabled artist for whom full access support will be provided.

For more information and to apply click here (online pdf)

Join a Community Litter Pick

Join local ward councillors, and staff from Hull City Council and BAMEEN (Black and Minority Ethnic Environment Network)

This is a special event to celebrate local resident Dawda Jatta, founder of BAMEEN, being awarded an MBE for services to recycling and energy saving in Hull.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Greenwood Avenue Library at 10am on 21st September where they will be provided with litter picking equipment, gloves and rubbish bags.

From 1pm volunteers are invited back to the Library for refreshments

For more information about the litter pick contact the North Neighbourhood Team on 01482 300 300 or by emailing northern.areateam@hullcc.gov.uk

You can find out more about BAMEEN here

For more information about all the people in our area who have received honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list go to this article in the Hull Daily Mail

Parade 94 Cantina opens

You are invited to the opening of Goodwin’s mental health safe space – the Parade 94 Cantina

The Parade 94 Cantina is officially recognised as a Mental Health safe space to support people who are struggling to manage.

The aim is to support people aged 18 and above from the Hull and East Riding area who are managing a Mental Health condition and who would benefit from a safe and calm environment.

The team is made up of experienced and qualified staff, all of whom are able to provide support through intervention and prevention.

Activities will be taking place throughout the day at the event including free cooking and Tai Chi sessions

11th October from 10am at Parade 94 Cantina, The Octagon, Floor One, Walker Street, Hull, HU3 2RA

For more information about Parade 94 Cantina contact Lloyd Dobbs Tel: 01482 587550

Email: ldobbs@goodwintrust.org


Future Housing needs survey (Hull)

Hull City Council is leading the development of a new housing strategy for the City’s adults. This will guide investment and will set our priorities for the future.

They want to hear from adults of all ages including those who may consider themselves as needing additional support either now or in the future. This need could arise from age related conditions or a pre-existing disability.

If you are an adult living in the city and would like to have your say, please complete the survey here, or for more information email Housing.Strategy@hullcc.gov.uk

Chinwag Tuesdays

Come along and join this social group every fortnight on Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:30pm.

Starting Tuesday 15th October 2019!

Healthy Living Centre, Porter Street, Hull, HU1 2RH.

Run by Age UK Hull, offering conversation and friendship, and free information and advice.

Meet new people and socialise.

Everyone aged 50+ is welcome.

£3 per session, refreshments are provided.

For more information, contact Lydia Robinson on 01482 324644 or mailbox@ageukhull.org.uk

Would you like to help shape cancer services in the Humber, Coast and Vale region?

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance would like to invite you to join their Community Network.

If you have been affected by cancer and can volunteer your time to help them transform cancer services, they’d like to hear from you.

The Alliance want to work alongside people who live in the Humber, Coast and Vale area to understand what works well, what could be better and what can be learnt.

If you want to get involved, you are invited to attend the first meeting: 

26th September 2019, 10.30am – 12pm

Hessle Town Hall, Hessle, HU13 0RR

Refreshments will be provided

For more information and to confirm your attendance please contact Jennifer Hall, Macmillan Patient and Public Engagement Officer for Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance

Tel. 07936 0371077           Email: jenny.hall16@nhs.net

Cooking on a budget course

Learn how to cook healthy meals on a limited budget

These free sessions offer you the chance to learn how to cook healthy meals from basic ingredients on a budget

17th September 10 – 12

Park Children’s Centre

4 week course

For more information and to book your place ring 01482 803978 or call in at the Centre

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Annual Members’ Meeting

The Trust is holding this year’s Annual Member’s Meeting (AMM) at KCOM Stadium’s Kingston Suite in Hull, on Thursday 12 September.

 The Trust holds the event annually to celebrate the achievements of the staff, and the services that are available, as well as discussing their visions and plans for the future. Visitors also have the opportunity to meet the Trust’s Board, senior team, staff and governors. The Trust is expecting an audience of hundreds of people at this year’s Annual Member’s Meeting.

The AMM event will begin with a market stall area, where visitors will have the opportunity to speak to and learning from staff members of over 25 Trust services. Staff will be showcasing their fantastic work and achievements, as well as the ways in which they provide care to service users.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the improvements to the health and wellbeing of the Trust’s patients and carers, progressing from the previous year.

The event will begin at 1.30pm with the introduction of the market stalls and will be followed by the beginning of the Annual Member’s Meeting which starts at 2.35pm.

The Trust is pleased to announce that the Key Note Speaker of this years’ AMM is Under 23 GB Weight Lifting Champion, record holder and coach, Jenny Tong. Jenny is also the Winner of Hull Daily Mail’s 2018 Sporting Champion Award. She has been selected for the England Development Weightlifting Squad and has recently started her Commonwealth Games campaign. Hallam Barbell Weightlifting Club, the club that Jenny coaches and lifts for, won Yorkshire’s best amateur sport club award last November and was also shortlisted for a national mental health and sport award in March.

As Key Note Speaker at the 2019 AMM, Jenny will be providing attendees with an insight into her weight lifting achievements. She will also be talking about her experience of mental health, as well as how her involvement in sports has helped her mental wellbeing.

The meeting will also be signed by British Sign Language interpreters and will end at 4.00pm, when visitors will have another opportunity to learn more about the services that the Trust provides, until 4.30pm.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this years’ Annual Members meeting. The event is free and if you would like to attend, please email hnf-tr.communications@nhs.net or call 01482 389200.