Here at ERVAS we have a number of courses that are available for organisations within the Hull and East Riding area through the BOOST project, and a number of these are focused on leadership and management.
We have the following leadership and management courses available:
Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques (This course has fully funded places available, To qualify for funding you must be aged 19 or over, reside in England and have been living in the EU for at least the last three years. You cannot enrol onto a course that you have already completed.)
You can also view the full range of courses via CPD portal here: cpd.ervas.org.uk.
easyfundraising is turning Black Friday into Give Back Friday so everyone’s increased online spending can really mean more for your third sector or community organisation. Don’t leave it too late to register; it really is the best time of the year to collect free funding when people are shopping online with leading retailers like John Lewis, Argos, eBay and 6000 others.
At East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd, we are always looking to increase the range of training courses offered through the BOOST Training Project.
We have identified a range of courses that we are able to offer out to the sector, however we would like to invite you to complete this survey to tell us which ones you would like to see offered by us in the future. We would welcome any feedback you may have as well as suggestions for future courses.
We are very keen to ensure that our courses can be available to meet the needs of the wider voluntary sector and the sectors volunteers.
There are a number of voluntary sector organisations recruiting for new staff members within our area. We have details of some of these roles on our website. You can view the roles, or even add your own role.
The Neighbourhood Network team are pleased to announce their latest FREE Keep Connected webinars scheduled for November and December. The sessions will be run on Zoom and all are welcome.
Christmas Crime Prevention – Friday 10th December @ 10am – This workshop will be delivered in partnership with Humberside Police’s newly appointed Crime Reduction Officer, PC James Steel. He will address potential crimes in the lead up to Christmas including, car theft, burglary and fraud and how we can all take small steps to lessen the chances of becoming a victim of crime during this period.
Wildlife in your Communities – Wednesday 1st December @ 10am – This regular session is back by popular demand to address wildlife issues going into the winter season. The session will have a focus on rural crime, but is very attendee led and we welcome questions, photographs and discussion topics beforehand.
—————————— Menopaus’ull is a new Neighbourhood Network project supporting women across the region. As part of the delivery, the team have organised 4 new webinars – open to all, however places are limited so please contact us to reserve your place.
Bone Health during the Menopause – Wednesday 24th November @ 7-8pm – Delivered by Professor Natalie Vanicek from the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science and Dr Ali Dostan from the Department of Engineering at the University of Hull and Maxine Osgerby from Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The webinar will cover the effects of menopause on bone health, what is osteopenia and osteoporosis and what are the risk factors, the role of exercise for bone health and local services offered by the NHS.
Understanding the Menopause – Thursday 25th November @ 7-8pm – Delivered by Kay Merritt, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health at City Health Care Partnership. The webinar will cover body changes during the menopause, signs and symptoms and diagnosis. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.
Managing the Menopause – Thursday 2nd December @ 7-8pm – Delivered by Kay Merritt, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health at City Health Care Partnership. The webinar will cover: lifestyle interventions, cardiovascular health, bone health, alternative and complimentary therapies and HRT. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.
Cancer awareness; (female focus) – Wednesday 8th December @ 10am – Delivered by Emma Lewin from Humber, Coast & Vale Cancer Alliance. This session will cover the key facts, statistics, symptoms, and screenings which are linked to several cancers, and will have a focus on women’s cancers.
For more information on any of the above or to book your place please contact email@example.com or call 01482 826061, stating which session you would like to book onto. Once your place is reserved, we will send the link to access the webinars the day prior to each session.
Volunteer Vacancies For Independent Custody Visitors
On behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, would you like to make unannounced visits to police custody to monitor the welfare of people in detention?
Our valued independent custody visitors are volunteers from local communities who reside within the Humberside Police area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. Our volunteers check on conditions in custody suites, speak to detainees in police cells about their treatment and follow up any concerns raised in relation to detainee welfare and treatment.
Our custody visiting scheme is independent of the police and anyone aged 18 years and above may apply, providing that they are not employed by, or related to those employed by, the police, Office of the PCC, magistrates or solicitors (to prevent conflict of interest).
Travel expenses are reimbursed and training is provided.
Guide Dogs are also recruiting for Puppy raisers & Puppy Fosterers in the following area :-
North & South Cave
Little Weighton ,
North & South Newbald
• Puppy Raisers play a vital role in the early socialisation and education of our guide dogs.
• Please be aware that this is huge commitment to raise the puppy and for you to attend training.
• Acceptance to roles subject to interview, references, and home checks.
• You will receive full training and 24/7 support
• All food and vets’ costs supplied and covered
Applications are now open for the New To Leadership programme starting in January 2022.
If you are new to leadership, or have a team member who is ready to blossom and would benefit from a 6-month immersive programme of development and support to feel more confident about who you are, how you connect with others and how you create change in your organisation and sector, you can complete the application form here
Applications close on 30th November 2021 with applicants notified of the outcome by 15th December. The programme will start in January 2022 and applicants must be available on the following dates:
Plus dates in February and July to be confirmed
If you would like more information or support to develop your application we will be hosting two information events:
3rd November 9am-10am via zoom
17th November 2pm-3pm at Humber Street Gallery
Please book your place at either of these events via the website
The programme will be facilitated by Beth Goddard, who has this message for applicants:
Hello! I’m Beth and if I had to put myself in a box, would categorize myself professionally as a ‘Facilitator, Connector, Coach’. I have been facilitating learning programmes for the last 20 years, am a qualified Lumina Spark and Lumina Emotion practitioner, a MOE (Ministry of Entrepreneurship) and Animas accredited Transformational Coach, as well as a Power of Purpose facilitator. People have described me as ‘Purposeful, Powerful, Playful, Present-full’ and as a person who works in ‘Partnership’ with others. I am driven by helping people realize their potential!
Throughout the course of my career, I’ve had a focus on developing people in leadership positions or transition points in their life, especially younger people between the ages of 18 – 25 and, as a passionate advocate of ‘championing the underdog’ (the result of being a teenage Mum), ensuring that I practice what I preaches in terms of equality, diversity and opportunities for all. As a result, I have established a very chameleon like career! Over the last 18 months I’ve found myself increasingly working with teams within the Third / Public sector, helping them to respond to the ever-changing environments around them, catalyzed by Covid 19.
My most recent clients include The National Lottery Community Foundation, Impact Hub Bradford, Clore Social Leadership, Common Purpose (Global) Future Leaders Programmes, The Smile Foundation (Hull), Art Against Knives (London), Two Ridings Community Foundation (York), The Cabinet Office External Relations Team (London), The Citizens Advice Bureau (London), The UK National NCS (National Citizen Service) programme, Alpha Development (London), ADIA – The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Abu Dhabi) and in December 2019 the Shri Ram and JBCN Schools in India delivering a Global Social Leaders programme. (Do feel free to have a look at my LinkedIn profile, if you’d like to get a feel for me and my work: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-goddard-facilitator-connector-coach-0a476162/)
I am very much looking forward to working with all of you who find yourself on the HEY Confident Futures New to Leadership Programme.
Apply before 30th November for a full-funded place on this exciting programme by completing the application form here
National Voluntary Sector Updates
Free service to help small charities fix their digital barriers
The big switch to digital has been tough for many small charities. It can be hard to know where to turn for help.
In 2019, Matt Collins saw that there were lots of courses and blog posts and consultants but that people from small charities needed specific help with digital. He launched a telephone service matching small charities with digital experts giving an hour of their time for free. This Zurich article explains more and shares the three most common issues people have called about.
Windrush lessons learned review – external call for evidence
In March 2020, the Windrush Independent Adviser published her Windrush Lessons Learned Review report. In it, she describes the chain of events that led to what became known as the “Windrush scandal”.
The Independent Adviser has now returned to the Home Office, to assess the Department’s progress in implementing the 30 recommendations set out in her report and has now issued a call for evidence is to find out how well the Home Office is doing in a number of areas.
The hidden value of unpaid carers: a conversation with Fatima Khan-Shah
What are the risks of under-valuing unpaid carers? How can the health and care system better support them? Helen McKenna talks with Fatima Khan-Shah about her personal experience as a carer, her leadership journey, and the importance of being your authentic self at work. Fatima is Programme Director for Unpaid Carers and the Personalised Care Programme for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System.
Adult social care campaign to build bigger and better workforce
People across England are being encouraged to pursue a career in adult social care during the biggest period of change in a generation, following the launch of a new recruitment campaign.
The ‘Made with Care’ campaign will run across broadcast and social media for 5 months, encouraging people with the values that embody carers to join a workforce dedicated to helping others and build a career that helps people live happy, healthy lives.
Black Friday 2021 scams and how to spot if you’re being conned this November
Black Friday is almost here, however, many deals are already on the market from technology to clothing and as the years go on, the dangers grow. This means that with all the good deals now being advertised and a sudden influx in purchases as we approach Black Friday on November 26, there comes a risk of being scammed – and some of the tricks can look very genuine. more
Gmail is awash with bait attack phishing emails
Cybercriminals have begun researching potential victims in order to collect information that will help improve the odds of their phishing attacks being successful. According to a new report from the IT security company Barracuda Networks, these bait attacks are one technique employed by cybercriminals to test out email addresses they’ve acquired and see who is willing to respond. more
Cyber Crime Survey 2021
Fraud and cyber crime are the most common criminal offences in the UK. Analysis of Action Fraud reports showed that 86% of frauds had a cyber element to them. As the threat from cyber crime continues to grow and evolve, it’s important to remember one thing – most of it can be prevented. By following just a few practical steps, you can make it harder for cyber criminals to get into your devices and online accounts.
In order to better understand what steps you are already taking to stay secure online, we would be grateful if you would please complete the short survey we have created. Your answers will help us to determine what areas of online security we need to focus on over the coming months.
The survey is completely anonymous and we don’t ask you for any personal information.
Survey answers will not be shared with any third parties.
Thank you for helping us improve our response to fraud and cyber crime in the UK.
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Which? Scam Alert
How do cryptocurrency scams work?
There has been an explosion of ‘alternative’ cryptocurrencies recently. Hundreds are being launched all the time, which can lead to criminals capitalising on those eager to make money in a tough economic climate. Crypto scams tend to follow similar patterns, read more about how they typically work and how to spot them.
Update: Fake NHS Covid pass email and texts
Scammers are still hoping to cash in on any confusion around the end of pandemic restrictions by sending out lookalike NHS-branded emails and texts that invite you to apply – and pay – for a NHS Covid pass.
The messages attempt to get you to click through on a suspicious link that’s posing as the NHS via a subdomain. We show you examples of the latest messages and explain how to deal with NHS-related phishing so you don’t get caught out.
23M People Used 123456 As A Password
Whether it’s your Facebook, Amazon, or Netflix account, the explosion in popularity of online apps and services means more and more of us have to remember an increasingly long list of passwords.
Unfortunately, some of us cope with this challenge by resorting to practices that leave our data, devices and money at risk – by using the same password across multiple accounts, or by creating simple passwords that could easily be guessed by hackers. Bad password practice is more prevalent than you might think – the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre carried out analysis of passwords leaked in data breaches and found that more than 23 million users worldwide used 123456 as a password. You can read more about it here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/most-hacked-passwords-revealed-as-uk-cyber-survey-exposes-gaps-in-online-security
Here are some top tips that will make your life easier and your online accounts more secure:
1: Creating memorable passwords
A good way to create strong, memorable passwords is by using 3 random words. But remember, don’t use words that can be guessed (like your pet’s name). You can include numbers and symbols if you need to. For example, “RedPantsTree4!”
2: Saving passwords in your browser
Saving your password in your browser means letting your web browser (such as Chrome, Safari or Edge) remember your password for you.
This can help:
make sure you do not lose or forget your passwords
protect you against some cyber crime, such as fake websites
It is safer than using weak passwords, or using the same password in more than one place.
For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware Thanks for reading! If you found this information useful, please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends.
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The Impact of COVID-19
The Healthwatch Humber Network is a collaboration of the four local Healthwatch teams (Healthwatch Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire & North East Lincolnshire), that delivers projects and community engagement on a collective basis where there is equal need and benefit to each local community.
The Healthwatch Humber Network are currently gathering views on all aspect of Health and Social Care that have affected people during the Covid-19 Pandemic. As well as gathering views on changes that have been introduced as a result of the pandemic and finding out about people’s experiences of services they have accessed; we are also looking to hear from people who are currently awaiting treatment and from those who may have delayed accessing care during this time.
We will also be exploring what information and support individuals feel would be of use to them whilst they are awaiting treatment, and whether individuals have noticed any changes in their health and wellbeing over the course of the pandemic.
The results of this engagement will be shared with system partners to highlight areas of good practice and help inform areas of priority in recovery from a patient perspective as well as the core support patients are seeking that will best assist them whilst waiting for services.
You can give feedback by the following methods:
Telephone: 01482 778680 If you wish to complete a paper version, contact your local Healthwatch using the details below:
Healthwatch Kingston Upon Hull: 01482 595505
Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire: 01482 665684
Healthwatch North Lincolnshire: 01724 844986
Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire: 01472 361459
Residents in the East Riding area are being asked to share their experiences of local community pharmacy services. Healthwatch East Riding and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are asking residents to share their views about pharmacy services in their area as part of a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) used mostly by NHS England & NHS Improvement but also by other organisations that are involved with health care.
The assessment aims to understand:
If there is sufficient choice of pharmacy services available in our area;
What types of services people need;
How things may change in the future.
NHS England & NHS Improvement use the assessment information to make decisions on where pharmacy services are needed most and can help identify where improvements are required.
The closing date for this survey is 31st January 2022
Under 16 Cancer Patient Experience Survey
A diagnosis of childhood cancer understandably has a devastating impact on the emotional health and wellbeing of the child and their family, both during and after treatment. Children and young people’s treatment and experience of cancer differs greatly from adults and we recognise the need for a personalised approach to their cancer care.
It’s so important for us to listen and learn from children and young people in order to provide them with the best possible care and experience throughout treatment and to reduce the impact it has on them later in life.
Today (27th October 2021) the first set of results have shown us that 95% of children with cancer aged between eight and 15 felt they were looked after well by NHS healthcare staff during 2020 and 92% of parents/carers rated the overall experience of their child’s care as 8 or more out of 10.
It is encouraging to see that children and their parents rate the care and treatment they received positively and this survey is an opportunity to identify what’s working and what could be done better, engaging with patients, parents, NHS cancer staff and charities.
Children and Young People – What matters to you?
Your NHS is making changes and we want to know what children and young people think. Whether you’re 18 months or 18 years or any age in between, we want to know what we can do to look after you the best we can and make you feel better quickly. We also want to hear from your parents, carers and other important adults in your life.
We want to understand what worries you about coming into hospital, what is ok and what you would change if you had a magic wand!
What to do now
There are a few ways you can get involved:
Click here to download a fun booklet (Recommended for ages 5-11) –
Click here to complete a short questionnaire (Recommended for ages 12-17) –
Calling parents and carers across the Humber – Tell us what matters to you?
Across the Humber, the NHS and local partners are looking at ways to improve healthcare in our region and we want your input to help us make the best changes for you and your family.
The Humber Acute Services programme is looking at how to make healthcare work better for local people. It is looking at the types of healthcare and treatments that people typically receive from one of our five main hospitals in the region:
Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
Scunthorpe General Hospital
Hull Royal Infirmary
Castle Hill Hospital
Goole and District Hospital
We are thinking about how these services could be provided differently in the future, whether in hospitals or GP surgeries, at home or on the high street.
We would really like to hear from parents and carers of children and young people who have experience of using one of our hospitals for paediatric care to better understand from your perspective what works well, what doesn’t and what could change to improve your experience.
Please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey to help us understand what is most important to you as we work to plan for the future.
You can find out more about why we need to make changes and keep up to date on the work of the Humber Acute Services programme on our
Community Safety Updates
CONSULTATION IS NOW LIVE – East Riding Domestic Abuse Strategy Update – Delivering support to victims and children in safe accommodation
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 places a duty on East Riding of Yorkshire Council to deliver support to victims of domestic abuse and their children in safe accommodation. It requires the council to publish a strategy outlining the authority’s plans to deliver support to victims and their children in safe accommodation.
The East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership has launched new it’s new Private Fostering leaflets and posters. The leaflets outline the statutory reporting responsibilities as well as the steps to take to notify the local authority of any known or possible private fostering arrangements and support available to families in such circumstances. The posters highlight key messages and signposting. These documents and more detailed information can also be found our website at www.erscp.co.uk
Effective Support for Children, Young People and Families In The East Riding of Yorkshire Thresholds, Referrals & Consent Briefing
To introduce you to the updated Threshold of Intervention and Need Guidance and how to use it to help inform your decision making.
To inform you how to make requests for service to the new Early Help Locality Hubs (formerly Children’s Centres, Prevention & Education Team and Youth and Family Support) and the Child Safeguarding Hub (Children’s Social Care) when additional or intensive support is needed for children, young people and their families or you have a safeguarding concern.
To help you understand when consent is needed to discuss a child’s situation or make a request for service.
To Book a place chose a session below and apply by emailing your details to the ERSCP as detailed below.
Sessions: All will be delivered via Teams on the dates below.
Maritime Community Grants scheme
The Maritime Community Grants scheme is currently live for applications until Sunday 5th December. Individuals and groups can apply for micro grants of up to £500 and small grants of up to £2000 for one of costs or projects with a maritime link, and in one of three categories: environmental, heritage and wellbeing. Applicants should be based in Hull and the surrounding area.