Tag Archives: Community Development

Dogs: love them or hate them, we want to hear your views

A national dog charity is hoping to hear what parents in Hull have to say about dogs and families.

We’re hosting a focus group on 17th November 2017, at 1pm here at Hull CVS

If you are between 18-45, with young children living at home we’d like to hear from you. This opportunity is only for people who are not in full time work. You don’t need to be a dog owner.

Would you be prepared to come and share your views? All contributions will be totally anonymous.

As a thank you for your support the organisers will provide £40 high street vouchers for everyone who attends the session (maximum 10 people). No advance preparation is needed. Refreshments provided.

Want to know more or to sign up for the 1 hour session?

Email avis@social-engine.co.uk or call 07958 931 465 to secure your place.

Trust-backed stammering initiative Hear in Hull receives overwhelmingly positive feedback

A Trust-backed arts project promoting understanding of how to listen to people who stammer has received overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Hear in Hull, an initiative involving Humber NHS Foundation Trust speech and language therapists Ruth Edwards and Siobhan Ward, charity Artlink and Hull UK City of Culture 2017, has been branded “brilliant” and “inspirational”.   Continue reading Trust-backed stammering initiative Hear in Hull receives overwhelmingly positive feedback

Supporting vulnerable customers and communities

Northern Powergrid is the Electricity Distribution Network Operator who keep the lights on, the kettles boiling and the phones charged for 8 million people across the North East, Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire. 

We would like to invite you to our community event where we want to meet local partners and explore how we can work with you to support vulnerable people within our communities

We will be launching our annual community fund which has an allocation of £50,000 for grants to voluntary and community projects based in the Northern Powergrid operating areas.  Grants are available from £1,000 to £10,000.

 The aim of the fund is to:

  • Support local energy projects, to get off the ground.  Including; energy generation and purchasing
  • Alleviating hardship associated with fuel poverty and promoting innovative energy-related environmental impact, energy efficiency or carbon reduction 
  • Educating and informing communities about safety in relation to energy and street works
  • Encouraging interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and related career opportunities
  • Promoting use of the Priority Services Register and additional support, a free service provided by suppliers and network operators to customers in need within communities

Applications will be open from December 2017 and end January 2018.  Grants will be awarded in March 2018. 

We would love you to come along to the event; find out more about Northern Powergrid and our community fund and see how we can work together.

This event will:

  • Explain who we are and what we do
  • Provide you with information about our Priority Service Register (PSR) and how we support vulnerable customers
  • Offer you free resources to make sure the vulnerable communities you support are prepared for winter and  more resilient in the event of a power cut
  • Launch our community fund  

Information about our social and community programmes, including our partnership with Citizens Advice offering free affordability advice

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

‘It’s important for us to give first class quality care to children and that is what we will do’

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