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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First Story helps the young people of Hull tell their stories in their own words

First Story Regional Programme Officer, Jessica Fear, shares with The Hull Hub why creative writing is such an important experience, and how hundreds of young writers across Hull have been harnessing its power to tell their stories. It is a truth widely observed that writing helps process and heal all kinds of trauma. Whether it’s bullying or the climate crisis, a fallout with friends, or the death of a loved one, getting your feelings down in words is a great way of coming to understand how you feel, and that – we can all agree – is the first step towards acceptance and change.…

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University of Hull producing 3D-printed faceguards to help health services tackle Coronavirus

The University of Hull has started production of urgently-needed faceguards for the NHS and a local hospice to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the nation comes together to provide support for the NHS, a team of engineers and technicians are working at the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering  and Aura Innovation Centre to increase supplies of this vital item of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals working on the frontline in our region. The University aims to produce more than 400 faceguards in a pilot project – using 3D printing technology. 3D printing enables a three-dimensional object to be produced from a digital design.…

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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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Giving nature a home! Barratt Homes Yorkshire East donates £500 to local Hull school to create own wildlife-friendly garden

Local housebuilder Barratt Homes Yorkshire East is celebrating its ongoing partnership with RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) by donating £500 to Cottingham High School for pupils to create their own wildlife-friendly garden.  The donation follows an activity at the housebuilder’s Poppy Fields development in Cottingham, which saw the students take part in an educational activity learning how to care for local wildlife. The £500 will fund the school’s own wildlife-friendly garden to encourage and protect local wildlife in the area.     Last year, 20 year seven students from Cottingham High School visited Poppy Fields to take part in an activity to learn…

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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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A message from Reeds Rains

With the increasing risks being presented by the coronavirus we’re even more conscious, as a business, of our responsibilities to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues and, importantly, consider some of the more immediate concerns you may have because of the current situation. It’s for that reason that, whilst we have a generic Coronavirus Update on our website, we wanted to write to you to highlight some of the more specific actions we are taking which may directly affect you as a customer. In doing this we hope it will not only provide reassurance that it’s still ‘business as usual’ but…

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Staff on Ward 1 at Hull Royal step forward to be there for patients with COVID-19

They were called on to step up to the plate as Hull’s hospitals prepared for the COVID-19 outbreak. And staff on Ward 1 at Hull Royal Infirmary set aside their own concerns to be there for patients. Since the beginning of March, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been working round the clock so Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital can provide the best possible care for people with the signs of COVID-19. Changing Ward 1 from an acute medicine rapid discharge ward to a ward looking after people with suspected COVID-19 until the results of their screening tests are known was…

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Coronavirus Information

Doctors of the World are really pleased to be able to share with you Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in 35 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice: SEE BELOW for all language files to view in browser or download, The complete list: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Czech, Dari, Estonian, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Hungarian, Kurdish Sorani, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Romanian, Sindhi, Slovak, Spanish, Somali, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese. The guidance is based on the government’s updated advice and health information. We really hope…

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Man’s best friend – the ideal home-working companion for those social-distancing

As much of the country turns to home-working, including a large number of the RSPCA’s office-based staff, the charity highlights the many benefits that being around our pets can have on our mental health. Though the charity’s team of incredible frontline officers and animal care staff will continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in urgent need of help during the current challenges, many office staff are also continuing to work from home to keep the charity running as smoothly as possible, and providing essential animal care advice.  Dr Sam Gaines, animal welfare expert at the RSPCA says: “Most of us with pets already…

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Infectious Diseases team share their ideas for Self Isolation

They’ve been on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak for almost two months.  From wearing the right PPE to keeping a safe two metres between us, when the Infectious Diseases team at Castle Hill Hospital talk, we need to listen.  Now, Physician Associate Mike Moore has gathered vital advice and guidance from the team – their tips for what we should be listening to, reading, watching and doing if you need to self-isolate. WE’RE ALL EARS Fleetwood Mac – Rumours The Cure – Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me  A Day To Remember The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow Google/Alexa playlist  Manu Chao Elder…

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Harry Smith – My Lockdown Poem

The year 2020 is very strangealong came Corona Virus and made everything changeStay in your homes, there isn't any schoolno time to visit friends or family,it really isn't cool.People watched the news with a frownMr Prime Minister put us on lockdownNo parties, no parks, keep your distance apart people need to listen from the start Nurses, Doctors and all other Key Workers tooEvery week we clap and cheer for you.I hope this doesn't last until JuneSo PLEASE nasty virus go home soonI miss my family, my friends tooPLEASE JUST LISTEN it will help us through!By Harry Smith, aged 9, Buckingham Primary School

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Students learn cutting-edge tech skills to bring Veterans Village to life

Sixth Form students are using state-of-the-art technology skills to help create a visual walkthrough of the world’s first purpose-built centre of its kind for veterans.Year 12 engineering students from Ron Dearing University Technology College (UTC) in Hull are learning how to use Autodesk Revit 3D building information modelling (BIM) software, used by leading architects, to assist in the creation of a virtual reality tour of the Hull 4 Heroes Veterans Village.The Veterans Village is championed by TV celebrity Nick Knowles and aims to be a self-sustaining site providing transitional support for ex-service personnel and their families, creating a safe and stable environment to help them adjust…

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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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Parking charges across the city suspended until further notice

Council-owned car parks and on-street parking will no longer charge motorists until further notice.Bus lane fines have also been temporarily suspended.These measures have been put in place by the local authority until further notice in order to assist key workers who need to travel across the city. It comes after the council also took the decision to extend all parking permits until the end of June this year.Councillor Daren Hale, deputy leader of Hull City Council, said: “We have taken this action to mirror the current state of play across the city.“With the public being urged to stay at home, work from home and only…

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