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A new ‘homely’ pre-school has opened in the Avenues

An Avenues nursery which has been nurturing children for 30 years has opened a new pre-school in a church hall.

Rainbows Nursery already has a centre in Salisbury Street, west Hull, but a second pre-school setting at St Ninian’s Hall in Chanterlands Avenue will open its doors on Monday.


Voluntary Sector Values and Public Service Delivery

Stephen Kimberley a Masters student at the University of Hull is  carrying out research into the impact of delivering public services on the values of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations as part of of his dissertation. A key part of this research involves capturing the opinions and experiences of organisations and he would like … Continue reading Voluntary Sector Values and Public Service Delivery


Major Study of the Charitable Sector in Yorkshire and The Humber Published by Durham University

Yorkshire and the Humber is a big region with a big heart, says a new research report on the charitable sector. Funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the survey of over 1,000 charities shows that there are 341,700 people who regularly volunteer in Yorkshire – giving over 24m hours of work each year. If paid average wages, it would cost £297m to replace them.

The voluntary sector makes a big economic contribution too. Yorkshire’s 10,250 Charities employ 85,000 full-time equivalent staff and the value of their wages alone is £1.8bn.


Our Value, Our Vision

Our Value, Our Vision, is an ambitious and aspirational strategy written and published by members of Hull’s Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector. It’s the first strategy of its kind in Hull. It sets out to describe how we can all work collaboratively and improve partnership working between the sector’s organisations and groups and the … Continue reading Our Value, Our Vision


Communication Cited As Main Issue in Hospital Discharge Process

A survey by Healthwatch in the Humber region into the experience of being discharged from hospital has found that communication was the biggest issue. It also recommended that the use of “patient passports” should be considered to help make medical staff aware of patients’ pre-existing conditions.


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