Council Launches COVID-19 Local Support Grant

Three-Quarters Of Adults In Yorkshire Don’t Have A Savings Plan
August 14, 2021

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched a discretionary grant scheme to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy, water bills and other essentials.

The grant aims to give vulnerable households peace of mind as COVID-19 restrictions are eased by helping those who need it to have food on the table and other essentials.

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Councillor To Champion Equality, Diversity And Inclusion Across The East Riding

Councillor To Champion Equality, Diversity And Inclusion Across The East Riding
August 10, 2021

Giving a voice to the minority groups across the East Riding and making sure everyone matters is the aim of new equalities, diversity and inclusion champion, Councillor Jacob Birch.

Councillor Birch was given the role after Councillor Jonathan Owen became leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council earlier this year and made equality, diversity and inclusion one of his priorities.

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Inspiring City Of Culture Volunteering Programme Secures Funding

Do It For East Yorkshire Community Grant Scheme Launches
June 11, 2021

The iconic City of Culture volunteering programme has received funding for a further three years from Spirit of 2012.

The programme, which was fundamental to the success of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and has continued to be run by Absolutely Cultured since 2018, will now be hosted by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) as part of plans to increase its impact in the wider region.

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Health Board Chair Hears Firsthand How Winter Pressures Were Dealt With

Health Board Chair Hears Firsthand How Winter Pressures Were Dealt With
March 14, 2018

The Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board has visited Hull Royal Infirmary to talk to staff about the winter challenges of the NHS and the way hospital discharges were managed.

Chairman Councillor Jonathan Owen spoke to Ellen Ryabov, the hospital’s chief operating officer, and Scott Rayner, hospital social care team manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, about their experiences during the worst time of the year.

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Cllr Parnaby Announces He Will Not Be Seeking Re-Election

Cllr Parnaby Announces He Will Not Be Seeking Re-Election
February 22, 2018

Councillor Stephen Parnaby, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, has announced he will not be seeking re-election in the 2019 elections.

The longest-serving council leader in Yorkshire and one of a very small group to achieve over 20 years of continual leadership of a principal authority, he said: “The time is right to move on.”

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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Consultation

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Consultation
October 3, 2017

As of Monday 2 October for a period of 60 days, East Riding Health and Wellbeing Board (HWBB) will be consulting with the public about a review of the pharmaceutical needs of the community.

The HWBB will gather opinions about a draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) document – due to be published on 1 April 2018.

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Tackling Childhood Obesity Which Continues To Rise In UK

Tackling Childhood Obesity Which Continues To Rise In UK
September 20, 2017

Steps being taken to help children and young people in the East Riding lead healthier lives by cutting their sugar intake and upping their exercise are to be discussed by health professionals and councillors this week.

The latest statistics, taken from the most recent National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) data, 23.2% of children in reception and 33.2% of children in Year 6 of primary school were classed as either overweight or obese.

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It’s Zumbathon Time – Former X-Factor Contestant to Lead Fitness Class

It’s Zumbathon Time - Former X-Factor Contestant to Lead Fitness Class
August 8, 2017

Former X Factor star Chico is to lead a dance and fitness class as part of a fund-raising Zumbathon in support of people affected by dementia in the East Riding.

Chico, who rose to fame after reaching the quarter-finals of the 2005 series of talent show The X Factor, will lead an hour-long Block Fit session as part of the Zumbathon at East Riding Leisure Beverley on Saturday 12 August.

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Council’s Digital Champions Support Residents To Get Online

Council’s Digital Champions Support Residents To Get Online
March 16, 2017

East Riding of Yorkshire Council staff are helping residents to get online as part of a two week campaign that includes drop-in sessions at multi-service centres (MSCs) in Brough, Driffield, Haltemprice, Hessle, Pocklington and Withernsea.

Be Online encourages people to use more online self-service facilities and access websites such as Learn My Way to improve digital skills with free online courses. These include online basics and safety, finding work online and CV writing.

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Unpaid Carers Are A Top Priority For Health And Wellbeing Board

Unpaid Carers Are A Top Priority For Health And Wellbeing Board
March 13, 2017

Work being carried out to support unpaid carers in the East Riding and the resources available to help them in their caring roles is due to be discussed by the area’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

In 2011 there were over 37,000 carers providing one or more hours of unpaid care per week in the East Riding, 8,500 of whom were providing 50 hours or more of care.

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One You – The Benefits Of Drinking Less Alcohol

One You - The Benefits Of Drinking Less Alcohol
February 17, 2017

Our lifestyles can be unhealthier than we think and East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Public Health team is offering advice on how people can benefit by drinking less alcohol.

Many people may think they don’t drink much, but a drink or two most evenings can do harm to your body.

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New Activity Sessions To Help People With Ms And Parkinson’s

January 16, 2017

New activity sessions aimed at helping people with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease to get mobile and meet others living with the same long term conditions are being launched in the East Riding.

The weekly ‘Grin and Tonic’ activity sessions will start at East Riding Leisure Beverley from Wednesday 18 January, 1-2pm and at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice, from Friday 20 January, 11am-12noon.

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Free Wi-Fi Helps People Stay Connected At More Council-Run Venues

Free Wi-Fi Helps People Stay Connected At More Council-Run Venues
January 4, 2017

Residents visiting registration and celebratory services, entertainment venues, adult learning centres and Bevelrey Leisure Centre that are run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council will now be able to stay connected as free Wi-Fi goes live.

The works represent an important investment by the authority and allow residents to access services and transact with the council digitally.

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