East Riding Health and Wellbeing Newsletter


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Older Peoples Partnership

The Hull and East Riding Older Peoples Partnership Group are putting on a 'Celebration of Older People' host of events which will take place from 28th September to 1st October 2021. There will be a range of events, activities, information sharing and what's on locally plus opportunities throughout the week for all to enjoy in Cottingham, Hessle and Hull.

We will be at Cottingham Civic Hall on Tuesday 28th September 2021 and Hessle Town Hall on Wednesday 29th September 2021 to share and celebrate what is on offer for the older people in our region.

As part of the celebrations, The Older People's Partnership are also holding a 'Celebrating Talent (55+) Competition' for local residents, which will take place at The Guildhall in Hull on Thursday 30th September 2021 from 6:30pm. If you have a talent you would like to share and fancy yourself on stage as a Singer, Dancer/Dance Group, Comedian, musician, actor/actress magician or any other act then get in touch to enter on 07976 607058 or email info@olderpeoplespartnership.org.uk or visit the OPPG website at www.olderpeoplespartnership.org.uk for other information regarding the events mentioned above.

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Active Towns

Active Towns Community Anchor Organisation have awarded grants ranging from £200 for a local community garden project in Pocklington, a community space for people who feel isolated or lonely to come together in a relaxing environment, meet people and learn about gardening and wildlife. There have also been several grants of up to £2000 awarded for various projects which include a 12-month programme of mindfulness walking events and "Talk about Loss" in Market Weighton for bereaved residents, whatever the age. Howden's Dream Heritage received £2000, to help them create a video to promote the Howden 20 heritage walk to help inspire more people to get active and explore the trail. Starts & Finishes in Howden from Dream Heritage said, "Many thanks for this grant, it really means so much to our little organisation with big dreams".

In the first round of Active Towns Community Grants, a total of just over £35,000 is to be paid out, with thirteen Grants going to Goole, nine to Pocklington, thirteen to Howden and five to Market Weighton.

Active Towns Round Two grant funding is currently up and running closing date Friday, 24 September.

For more information about applications for Grants, contact: active.towns@eastriding.gov.uk or visit www.activetowns.co.uk.

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with Active Coast

Active Coast has planned, coordinated, and are currently delivering a range of safe activities as part of the Health & Wellbeing Teams summer programme. These have included weekly coastal explorer family sessions, beach yoga morning sessions in Bridlington and Hornsea with local instructors, beach sports activities for young people, coastal community beach cleans, sand and stone art weekend workshops, inclusive All Ride cycling open days, Skyball beach volleyball camp, working with parkrun and various partners to relaunch Sewerby and Humber Bridge parkrun events, and working with the Destinations Team to host three 'Have A Field Day' events in Withernsea, Hornsea and Sewerby Hall & Gardens for residents and visitors.

In addition, the team has marketed the summer programme's sessions and events appropriately to combat the easing of restrictions and in line with Government and Public Health guidance, updated the activecoast.org webpage, communicated through social media channels and developed an online booking system through Eventbrite to help control and manage attendees at individual sessions. Overall, the feedback so far has been very positive and bookings for activities have been full.

Post summer, Active Coast will be continuing work on the CoastSnap Photopost Project, developing blue health initiatives, working with volunteers to provide drop in beach clean hubs, planning the relaunch of Cover The Coast, and working with partners to enhance and support community activity throughout the year for residents.

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Showcasing your community Tickton's Outdoor Gym

Tickton Parish Council were successful in receiving some commuted sums money to install some outdoor gym equipment in the village. Unable to hold a large launch event, Tickton Parish Council worked with Laura Hutchinson, Beverley Community Development Lead for East Riding of Yorkshire Council to run some small induction events for the community. This gave people the chance to come and have a go under the expert guidance of the Community Sports Coaches.

Following on from the success of the induction events participants were keen for a regular group to be held on a weekly basis. The group has now run successfully for 8 weeks and is now ran by volunteers from the FITTA- U group.

The informal, fun and friendly sessions run every Thursday at 10am and attract people of all ages and abilities. Participants can have a go on the equipment in a safe group who can offer guidance and a chance to have a good catch up afterwards with a cup of tea and coffee and maybe a sweet treat or two!

Celia has been going since the start of the session and has noticed that her confidence has increased dramatically. She said: "I was nervous about attending a group, especially with Covid-19 but when I first arrived, I was put at ease straight away. All the equipment is sanitised and as we are out in the fresh air we can easily socially distance. My confidence has increased dramatically, and I can now step onto the equipment with ease.

"The group is going from strength to strength and is now putting in a funding bid for some further equipment to offer a variety of light exercises.'

A successful launch of an outdoor gym group for residents of Tickton and the surrounding area. Encouraging all to socialise and get active at the same time.

Walking for Health

Volunteer walk leaders have put their walking boots back on and are keen to welcome walkers back to their walks!

East Riding of Yorkshire Council's programme of Health Walks have been re-launched in line with Government Guidelines to encourage people to get out and about and enjoy the natural beauty of the area, whilst staying fit and healthy.

Walks are short and over easy terrain and are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active.

22 different walk locations, offering a variety of lengths are supported by a team of friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.

Walking really is one of the most perfect forms of exercise there is - physically, it tones your body, strengthens your muscles and keeps your heart healthy. But it's crucial for our mental health too. Going out for a daily walk can help reduce tension, stress and anxiety, which is an issue for so many of us, especially after the year we have all had!

For more information about the walk location and times please contact Laura Hutchinson on laura.hutchinson@eastriding.gov.uk or tel 07887653489

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Talk Suicide

As we enter into Autumn we are reminded of World Suicide Prevention day on the 10th September, we mustn't ignore the fact that there are many out there who suffer in silence and unfortunately manage to reach crisis point and need urgent help.

All we ask is for 20 minutes of your time in order to develop a set of skills which could potentially save a life. Please visit talksuicide.co.uk/ and complete this free online suicide prevention training and share it further amongst friends, family and colleagues.

We aim to have as many people access this training to be prepared with the right knowledge and skill on offer in case they ever face a difficult conversation.


Driffield Fun Palaces

"Fun Palaces create events that bring together arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports activities - but above all PEOPLE - to work together, create together, have FUN together, and in doing so, connect our own communities, from the grassroots up.

We think this will be a great way to re-connect the community, showcase what local groups, services and organisations have to offer, inspire people to try something new, make them feel good - and have fun!"

There will be 3 Fun Palaces running across the weekend at the following venues:

Driffield Cass Hall Fun Palace

King Street, Driffield YO25 6QW Friday 1st October 2021 10am - 9pm
This Palace will have an arts and crafts theme. Activities will run at programmed times throughout the day and into the evening.

Driffield Methodist Church Hall Fun Palace

52 Westgate, Driffield YO25 6TJ Saturday 2nd October 2021 10am - 3pm
This Palace will feature a range of activities and themes across all subjects from science, arts, technical, digital and performance. We want to showcase what you are passionate about - the event content will be what you want to share or teach, demonstrate, or learn. Activities will run at programmed times throughout the day.

East Riding Leisure Driffield Fun Palace

Bridlington Road, Driffield YO25 5HZ Sunday 3rd October 2021 10am - 3pm
This Palace will feature sport and play activities. Activities will run at programmed times

Bridlington MASH Group

Since launching a new local group called MASH, which is aimed at Armed forces Veterans and their dependants on the 20th July 2021, the group has steadily increased with new members regularly attending. The groups primary aims are to combat social isolation and to be able to signpost those who require support to the relevant organisations. An eight-week rolling programme has been planned to ensure all members have access to varied and engaging activities. As the group is now expanding, we are looking for keen pro-active volunteers who wish to support with this new venture going forward. Every Tuesday, 13:30-16:00 at Bridlington Football Club, Queens Gate.

To find out further details on how you can support as a volunteer please contact Michelle Leach on 07929 773575 or michelle.leach@eastriding.gov.uk


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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Christmas Grant Programme

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are delighted to be taking part in the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) scheme during the School Christmas Holidays.

HAF provides opportunities for children and young people aged 5-19 who are eligible for free school meals, to participate in fun engaging activities and holiday clubs in a safe environment. The food component of the scheme is designed to tackle holiday hunger by providing quality nutritious food and promote good health by increasing knowledge of nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

Applications are now open for organisations to apply for funding to run face to face and online holiday clubs and activities within the East Riding which meet the following aims as set out by the Department of Education:

As a result of this programme, we want children who attend this provision to:

  • eat more healthily over the school holidays
  • be more active during the school holidays
  • take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment
  • be safe and not to be socially isolated
  • have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition
  • be more engaged with school and other local services

We also want to ensure that the families who participate in this programme to:

  • develop their understanding of nutrition and food budgeting
  • are signposted towards other information and support, for example, health, employment and education

East Riding Council are looking to host a wide range of activities across all areas of the county, including activities that are suitable for children and young people with additional needs.

Activities can be centred around sports/physical activities, crafts, arts and culture, play and games – or a combination! We also wish to provide some short online activity sessions (either interactive or pre-recorded) to accommodate families who may not be able to attend face to face sessions.

There is an expectation that providers who run sessions for 4 hours or more provide a meal alongside the activity which complies with school meal nutritional guidance. Those running shorter programmes must provide healthy snacks and drinks.

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