Essential workers eager to get back to the therapy of the open road
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Essential workers eager to get back to the therapy of the open road

Two women who took to motorcycling in their 40s are looking forward to getting back on two wheels as therapy to help them deal with day jobs providing relief for the effects of coronavirus. Julia Nendick, who works as carer to her disabled daughter, spends two days a week volunteering at the ESM foodbank at the Freedom Centre in East Hull. Denise Rose, a semi-retired nurse practitioner, has offered to increase her hours at Bransholme urgent treatment centre. The current crisis has curtailed their biking activities, with cancellation of a season-opening road safety event for RoSPA E-YARD, but both are eager to once again…

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“We should all be doing our bit to help out” says leading developer, following hospital donations in East Yorkshire

Leading developer, Barratt Developments, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, is encouraging the East Yorkshire community to pitch in during this time of need following donations to hospitals, doctors and care homes across the region. Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has provided all its stock of protective masks, alongside much-needed antibacterial hand gel and soap to NHS staff as they continue to run low on essential supplies.   Based in York, the housebuilder is known for its work within the communities it builds, but this donation aims to lead by example and encourage many more organisations in the area to do their…

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Wilberforce College donates safety glasses, gloves and hand sanitiser to frontline NHS staff

After seeing a plea in the news last week for schools and colleges to donate any spare PPE to help protect the outstanding people working at the frontline in our NHS, staff at Wilberforce College were only too pleased to help out. Dr Martin Walker, from the College's Science Faculty, liaised with Wilberforce Senior Management and the Estates Team to gain access to the completely closed down site, on Saltshouse Road in East Hull, last Friday. He then quickly parcelled up boxes of safety glasses, latex gloves and hand sanitiser, all normally used for A Level and BTEC Science students at the sixth form…

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KIDS Yorkshire are committed to supporting families at this difficult time and we are adjusting our services to ensure we can do this

We have a range of information for families on our website at www.kids.org.uk/news/coronavirus-useful-information-for-parents-and-carers which is being updated daily. Keep an eye on our Facebook page - KIDS Yorkshire (click on the link to view) and please see below for information on your local service.  Support for Parents of Disabled Children and Young People We currently provide Parent Forums & Engagement, Parent Support Groups and Befriending services. We have listened to the government advice for parents and, at present, this work will be supported by a telephone and an online offer. Our Hull Sleep Service and HeadStart Parent Training have cancelled their training dates until the end of the month. We will review…

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Education community urged to offer 3D printing skills and equipment to protect key workers

The team behind a drive to create face shields for at-risk key workers is calling on the local education community to unite in the fight against coronavirus. Hull’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing UTC, is working with the University of Hull’s Aura Innovation Centre in Hessle to design and 3D print the protective equipment and is calling on other schools and colleges with 3D printers in Hull and the East Riding to support their goal. Glenn Jensen, Head of Engineering at Ron Dearing UTC, the University and Aura are urging them to either produce the prototypes themselves using a pre-prepared file, or loan their digital…

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Hull Truck Theatre at Home – Creativity Can’t Be Closed

Over the coming weeks Hull Truck Theatre will be releasing a programme of great drama and creative activities to keep audiences and communities entertained and inspired whilst we are all at home. On the week commencing Monday 6 April they will begin releasing a stream of engaging and accessible content, all of which can be found on their new page: https://www.hulltruck.co.uk/hull-truck-at-home/   Hull Truck Theatre are passionate about the positive and transformative power of theatre and believe that having the opportunity to take part in creative activities is good for everyone’s wellbeing, outlook and self-esteem. The team have prepared activities to help with home schooling, opportunities for all ages to…

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Infectious Disease Nurses praised for COVID-19 response
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Infectious Disease Nurses praised for COVID-19 response

It’s a job few would willingly take on right now, but the nursing staff working on Castle Hill Hospital’s infectious diseases unit are arguably more important now than ever. Ward 7 hit the headlines two months ago when staff received the country’s first two patients to test positive for COVID-19. Since then the nursing team, described as being ‘very much like a family’, have continued to care for the sick, guide and advise other healthcare teams, and prepare for the biggest health emergency of their lifetimes. Now Wendy Magee, matron for clinical support at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has praised the team…

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Hull urged to #ClapForOurCarers to celebrate NHS workers

People in Hull has been urged to join a national movement to show appreciation for NHS workers. At 8pm this evening, people across the country are expected to step outside their homes – provided they can safely do this – and join two minutes of clapping to honour health workers. People will stand in gardens, on driveways, on balconies or out of windows and clap loud and proud in recognition of those fighting coronavirus. Hundreds of thousands are expected to join in, with the message #ClapForOurCarers trending widely on social media. The clapping is to recognise all those working in health including doctors, nurses,…

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Hull Helpline launched to support residents most in need during coronavirus crisis

Hull City Council has launched a Hull Helpline to support vulnerable residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The helpline has been set up for those who may have no other means of support and who may need help to access essential items and services including food, health and wellbeing and financial advice. It is available seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Residents should register their need for support through an online form which is now live on the council’s website hull.gov.uk or by calling the Hull Helpline number on 01482 300307. When a person registers their details, their level of need will be assessed…

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Hull City Council’s Covid 19 Response 10 Point Plan

1. Delivering statutory Public Health responsibilities: “To do everything that we can, within our ability and available resources, to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents, working with the NHS Hull CCG, the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Humber LRF and our other partners and providers.”2. Targeting efforts on those who need our help and support most: “This includes the most at risk groups in our city, such as the elderly and those with long term pre-existing medical conditions, fulfilling our responsibility as a corporate parent to support vulnerable children and families and by directing, and redeploying existing resources where we can,…

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To support local families coping with the effects of Coronavirus


A small act of kindness that can make a huge difference to families in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on local communities, Viking FM’s Cash for Kids is today launching an urgent new appeal to help those families in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire who need it most. Relying on donations from listeners and locals, the Cash for Kids Appeal will build a fund from which grants will help families help cope, such as covering basic essentials including food & heating.  The appeal is aimed at the most vulnerable within our community who may be feeling the direct impact…

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Local housebuilder contributes £1,800 to honour Hull hero, Jack Harrison

Five-star housebuilder, Barratt Homes Yorkshire East, continues to honour fallen war hero, Jack Harrison, at its aptly named Poppy Fields development in Cottingham, with a £1,800 donation toward a statue in his memory. The recent contribution to the Jack Harrison statue has been raised by Barratt Homes through an ongoing pledge to donate £100 for each new home sold at its Poppy Fields development in Cottingham between Remembrance Sunday and Christmas in 2019, combined with a £1,000 donation from the business’ Community Fund scheme.  The Poppy Fields development, where the fundraising took place, was respectfully named with the World Wars in mind - taking…

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