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. Continue reading Major Study of the Charitable Sector in Yorkshire and The Humber Published by Durham University
Summer 2017 will mark the seventh year celebrating Small Charity Week (19th-24th June), a brainchild of the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) which was launched as a way of profiling the amazing work of the UK’s small charity sector. Continue reading Celebrating Small Charities with Small Charity Week 2017
An NHS Trust has paid tribute to its volunteers after figures showed they complete a total of 15,000 hours’ work for the organisation every year.
Humber NHS Foundation Trust marked Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1 to 7 June, by sending each of its 100 helpers a certificate and thanking them in person. Continue reading Trust Praises Volunteers For Completing 15,000 hours’ Work Every Year
Following the tragic events in Manchester on the 22nd of May the Security Level has been raised to Critical. This means that an attack is expected imminently. Therefore we are contacting you to offer advice and guidance of how to protect yourselves, your employees and your business. However there is no information suggesting an imminent threat to our area at this time. We are taking all possible steps to keep people safe and to minimise the risk of a terrorist attack occurring in our force area.
You will no doubt have procedures already in place on how to deal with any suspicious circumstances or should an incident occur however please see the following links for further information.
If you see or hear something that could be vital information regarding a terrorist attack you can report this in confidence to the police. By working together with the police, staying alert and thinking about your safety and security at home or work or when you are out and about, together we can make it harder for terrorists to plan or carry out an attack.
There are several way you can report matters to the police. You can do this directly through your local force or by contacting the National Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or visit their website at www.act.campaign.gov.uk or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Alternatively you can report any material you find online that promotes terrorism or extremism via the government website www.gov.uk/report-terrorism or via the methods above.
However in an emergency situation always dial 999.
The easy-to-remember national guidance of Run, Hide, Tell, explains what people should do if they are confronted by terrorists. First ‘Run’ to a place of safety. This is a far better option than trying to surrender or negotiate. If there is nowhere to run then ‘hide’. It is better to hide than confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally, and only when it is safe to do so, ‘tell’ by calling police on 999.
Community Engagement Officer
Community Safety Unit
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 Public and Private Sectors in the City and across our boundaries.
Our Value our Vision VCSE Strategy Hull 2016