The hidden heroes that make up Hull’s voluntary and community sector are coming together for a health and wellbeing event to showcase how they can support you – and what you can do to help them too. With public sector services under pressure this winter, the vital support offered through local charities and voluntary organisations is now more important than ever.
As part of an NHS initiative called Hull Champions, Hull Health and Care Partnership is working with local charities, support groups and community organisations to champion its vision to create a healthier Hull.
At Trinity Market this October, meet the people behind organisations such as Age UK, Freedom Stroke Group, ReNew drugs and alcohol service, Arting, Yap & Yarn and Endometriosis Hull, to find out how they can support you to live a healthier, happier life.
This is also your opportunity to get involved and support local groups, find out about volunteering and fundraising opportunities or how you can help to spread the word about the support the offer.
Erica Daley, NHS Hull Place Director, Hull Health and Care Partnership, said: “We have an incredible voluntary sector in Hull who work every day to improve the lives of local people. Throughout the pandemic, it became even more evident just how vital this work is, and how it directly takes pressure off NHS services every day.
“We want to give these local organisations the opportunity to shine and allow people in Hull the chance to learn more about them so they can see just how easy it is to reach out for support if they need it.”
Sarah Weichardt, Neighbourhood Network, said: “The Neighbourhood Network has been a member of the NHS Hull Champions for five years now. Attending the health and wellbeing event will give us the opportunity to recruit volunteers, especially for our Menopaus’ull project, raise awareness of our charity with the public and showcase the benefits of being a member along with networking with other NHS Hull Champion members.”
Linda Conway, Guide Dogs Hull, said: “Being involved in the health and wellbeing event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the work of Guide Dogs and the services we offer. The the event will give us an opportunity to recruit more volunteers, including puppy raisers and sighted guides, to help us support visually impaired people across Hull.”
The event will take place on Wednesday 12 October at Trinity Market in Hull from 1-4pm.