Read more about the article Maritime outreach activities for people with Dementia
These bespoke activity packs will aim to stimulate minds, reminisce, encourage sharing of memories and stave off boredom

Maritime outreach activities for people with Dementia

Local people who have dementia and their families are to be offered a new maritime themed activity pack. The Hull Maritime project, funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, will share the new activity packs with the city’s Extra Care facilities, and partner organisations working with older people and their family members and carers. An initial trial phase will gather feedback before a wider rollout takes place. Maritime Memories aims to…

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Read more about the article Support available for businesses in Hull ahead of next stage of roadmap out of lockdown
Visit Hull is supporting businesses with its 'Reopening the High Street Campaign'. Pictured, Ed Hawkes, White Rabbit Chocolatier.

Support available for businesses in Hull ahead of next stage of roadmap out of lockdown

On Monday 12 April, the country will reach the next stage of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, which will see a variety of businesses being allowed to reopen. This will include non-essential retail, such as personal care premises including hairdressers and nail salons, and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups), as…

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Read more about the article Hull mums share experiences of having babies during pandemic
The mums feature in a new short film, discussing the challenges of parenting in lockdown. Photo by Luma Pimentel on Unsplash.

Hull mums share experiences of having babies during pandemic

Mums in Hull have been sharing their experiences of having a baby during the pandemic as part of a new campaign from Hull City Council that encourages women to connect with other mums to support their mental health and wellbeing. Pregnant women have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus lockdown, with isolation and reduced access to maternity services and support networks leading to an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety. The mums feature in…

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I Want To Be Myself

Hello everyone and how are we all? Did anyone do anything for Autism Awareness week? I took part in the #Iwantcampaign. It’s a campaign to tell everyone what we would like to see more of as in terms of inclusion within our society. My memo was #Iwanttobemyself. I chose this as it means a lot to me to be able to express myself.  I have struggled a lot this month.  It has been hard settling…

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Read more about the article Tracey back on frontline after Covid-19 vaccination
Tracey Dennison

Tracey back on frontline after Covid-19 vaccination

She spent five months inside her home, not able to even step outside, because she was so vulnerable to Covid-19. But Perioperative Support Worker Tracey Dennison was desperate to be part of her team helping patients undergoing surgery at Hull Royal Infirmary. Now, after becoming the first member of staff at Hull Royal to receive both doses of the vaccine, Tracey is back where she wants to be, helping her team and looking after her…

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Hull city centre lit up ready for Christmas

Hull’s Christmas lights have been switched on overnight, brightening up the city centre as national lockdown lifts. In a change to the usual switch-on event, which attracts thousands each year, a drone has captured the moments the that all 45,600 lights have brightened up city centre streets for 2020. As well as the 45ft Norway Spruce in Queen Victoria Square, a 15ft tree has this year been added to the already picturesque Museums Quarter, alongside…

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New resources to help children returning to school

New resources have been developed to help children returning to school life. HeadStart Hull, along with Barnardo’s, have consulted children of primary school age to find out about their concerns, and helped to address these in new guides; Stepping into Secondary School and Returning to School Life After Lockdown. The Stepping into Secondary School guide is designed to help children to explore their thoughts and feelings about the move to secondary school, so they can…

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Read more about the article The Rabbit Hole, the independent bookshop based in Market Place, Brigg,  partnered with Wrecking Ball Press to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week 2020
Dean Wilson IBW

The Rabbit Hole, the independent bookshop based in Market Place, Brigg, partnered with Wrecking Ball Press to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week 2020

The Rabbit Hole will be selling a range of Wrecking Ball titles in addition to other titles from indie publishers, national publishers, alongside events, book token offers and more to celebrate Indie Bookshops during the week.   It will be one of hundreds of shops and events taking place at independent bookshops across the UK to mark Independent Bookshop Week. The Rabbit Hole has just re opened after three months and is looking forward to the week to continue promoting Diversity…

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Read more about the article Prospective Students to get taste of University life at Virtual Open Days
Image taken open day 2019

Prospective Students to get taste of University life at Virtual Open Days

Prospective students will get a glimpse of what the University of Hull has to offer at a series of Virtual Open Days taking place next week. The Open Days, on July 10 and 11, will give visitors the chance to speak to course tutors and students, enjoy a virtual tour of the University’s campus, and get a real sense of life at Hull. While July would normally be a time when the University opens up…

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