CCG Chief Officer and staff pledge support for creating a healthier Hull

05-03-2014

To support NHS Change Day 2014, members of NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have pledged to volunteer their time to support some of the many community groups helping to make Hull a healthier place. NHS Change Day takes this week and involves NHS staff, patients and the public making pledges to improve health and social care in their areas.

Hull CCG’s corporate pledge is to encourage its staff to connect with some of the 79 community groups previously supported through the Healthier Hull Community Fund and help them towards creating a healthier Hull.
On Wednesday 5 March 2014 Emma Latimer, NHS Hull CCG Chief Officer, will be volunteering at Longhill Link Up Trust’s older people’s Lunch Club. The Link Up Trust applied to the Healthier Hull Community Fund last year for financial support for its Lunch Club which helps to combat feelings of social isolation in older people in the Longhill area of Hull. The Lunch Club ensures residents can regularly enjoy nourishing meals and social activities.
Emma Latimer said:
“We had an incredibly diverse range of local groups bidding for funding for their projects aimed at making their own communities a healthier place. Longhill Link Up Trust’s Lunch Club is a great example of where the Healthier Hull Community Fund will make a real difference in the Longhill area and I am looking forward to meeting them and finding out more.”

People can make a pledge for NHS Change Day until 31 March 2014. For more information visit http://changeday.nhs.uk/home

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You are invited to meet Emma Latimer who will be volunteering at the Lunch Club (based at Longhill Link Up Trust HQ, Shannon Road, Longhill, Hull) on Wednesday 5 March at 12.30 pm.

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