Current Involvement Opportunities

Current Involvement Opportunities

We regularly have a number of projects on the go through focus groups, meetings or surveys and you can find information about new involvement opportunities below.  If you want to be amongst the first people to find out about upcoming involvement opportunities, please join our involve network

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HEY Smile Foundation – Community Support

Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Smile Foundation are working jointly with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to provide additional help and support for the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing a community response hub.

The hub will cover the whole of the East Riding and will provide support for those people living on their own and following Government and NHS guidelines to self-isolate and do not have a network of family, friends, neighbours or carers to call upon, they will be able to call a dedicated telephone number to request support which could include asking for prescriptions or essential food items to be picked up or just a simple telephone call to talk to someone.

The dedicated telephone number is (01482) 393919 and it will be operational between 9am-9pm Monday to Friday and 9am-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Email requests are also available and all emails should be sent to

People can also make referrals via

If you would like to volunteer and get involved, please do so by becoming an NHS Volunteer Responder.


Fitmums & Friends - ‘Stay at home mile’

Yesterday, Fitmums & Friends launched their ‘Stay at home mile’ – a new idea to help keep people moving at a time when being confined and isolated may strongly limit ability and desire to be active.

They are encouraging people to run or walk at least a mile a day, in whatever space they have – it is even possible to run or walk a mile on the spot! A mile is about 2,000 steps. If people prefer, they can break this up and do, for example, 500 steps four times a day. This way the challenge also works for children, while older people can do arm chair walking on the spot.

To track completed miles, participants colour in a segment on the rainbow chart (downloadable via the website link below). Within a month, participants will have a beautiful coloured rainbow, which can also be displayed in a window to show support for our amazing NHS and key workers.

More information and the rainbow chart can be found on our website at

East Riding Voluntary Action Services 

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) provide support to the voluntary, community and not for profit sectors (VCS). During the Covid-19 pandemic, they have arranged a number of exciting events for children and young people. 

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To find out more about the work ERVAS are involved in, please click here. 

#TalkSuicide Campaign

Every two hours somebody in the UK loses their life through suicide. The #TalkSuicide campaign is a new suicide prevention campaign from the Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership

The campaign wants to improve the support network for those suffering suicidal thoughts and behaviour by raising awareness of a free suicide prevention training video produced by the Zero Suicide Alliance. 

The suicide prevention training video can be completed online in twenty minutes by visiting the new Talk Suicide website ( We're urging everyone across the Humber, Coast and Vale area to take the training and learn lifesaving skills. After completing the training you will learn how to:

  • Identify when someone might be suffering from suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Feel comfortable speaking out about suicide in a supportive manner by knowing what to say
  • Signpost anyone struggling to the correct services and support so they can get the help they need.

Completing and encouraging others to complete the training will help more people recognise the early warning signs of someone having suicidal thoughts, help you understand how to talk about suicide, and where to correctly signpost those in need of help

As more people gain knowledge on how to spot the signs of someone who might be struggling. knowing what to say and how to help can improve the support available to those struggling. 

Together we can learn how to #TalkSuicide and get rid of the stigma around talking about suicide. Talking about suicide doesn't cause people to kill themselves but not talking about it might. 

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Scarborough Acute Services Review

The review will consider how to provide the best possible care for local people who need to use acute hospital services within the resources (money, staffing and buildings) that are available to the local NHS. This may include delivering some aspects of care out of hospitals in GP surgeries or other community settings to better meet local peoples’ needs.

For more information on the Scarborough Acute Services Review, please click here.

Humber Acute
Services Review

The Humber Acute Services Review is a collaborative review of services in the five acute hospitals in the Humber area, which are:

  • Hull Royal Infirmary
  • Castle Hill Hospital
  • Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
  • Scunthorpe General Hospital
  • Goole Hospital

The review will consider how to provide the best possible care for local people who need to use acute hospital services within the resources (money, staffing and buildings) that are available to the local NHS. This may include delivering some aspects of care out of hospitals in GP surgeries or other community settings to better meet local peoples’ needs.

A number of engagement events are taking place across the Humber area and we have jointly commissioned Humber Wolds Rural Action (VCS) to help seek views of wider community groups for the Humber Acute Services Review.

For more information on the Humber Acute Services Review and feedback received so far, please click here. 

Critical Friends Network - Public Notice

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust are seeking East Yorkshire representatives for their newly established Critical Friends Network (CFN). Members of the CFN would have the opportunity to help develop and improve services either by attending focus groups and meetings or by sending feedback virtually through the use of email, survey or telephone. CFN members should have some experience of using the ambulance service (any of their services) within the last 3 years and should have a keen interest in helping to them to improve services.

If you would like to be involved, click here to complete a Critical Friend online application form. 

If you wish to have a paper copy of the application form posted to you or  sent via email, please contact Levi MacInnes (Quality & Risk Coordinator) either via email or via post to Quality & Safety, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Brindley Way, Wakefield 41 Business Park, WF1 0XQ. Please also return completed applications to the above email or postal address.

If you have any queries about the Critical Friends Network please do not hesitate to contact YAS’ Patient Experience Lead – Rebecca Mallinder (Head of Investigations & Learning)