Public Health

Brushing for Life pack - toothbrushes being recalled

Warning over free toothbrushes

Anyone who has received a Brushing for Life pack for their child has been urged to immediately stop using the toothbrush after a potential safety issue emerged.

The packs, which … More

A new campaign aims to raise awareness of unnecessary vape use.(Photo by E-Liquids UK on Unsplash)

Campaign gives the facts on Vaping

A new campaign targeting children and young people aims to raise awareness of unnecessary vape use. Vapes are intended to help adults aiming to quit smoking but should not be … More

Osborne Street multi storey car park (Image: Google Street view)

Osborne Street car park temporary closure 

Osborne Street multi storey car park will be temporarily closed next week. 

The temporary closure is to allow for essential maintenance work to take place. 

To reduce the impact on … More

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Affordable Warmth Grants for Hull community groups

Community groups around the city are to receive funding from the Affordable Warmth and Energy Saving Community Grants scheme ahead of winter. A total of 32 successful organisations will now … More

The Guildhall in Hull.

Council boosts food banks across the city

Hull City Council is to commit £50,000 to support the provision of food for food banks to help households struggling with the cost of living.

The money, from the Household … More

a graphic with an orange background showing silhouette images of a scene in a classroom. Bright yellow text says: Proud to Support Place 2 B's Children's Mental Health Week, 6-12 Feb 2023. There is also a suggested hashtag #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek

Event to mark Children’s Mental Health Week

Organisations around the city will come together next week for an open-invite event to mark Children’s Mental Health Week. Stalls will take over the ground floor of St Stephen’s shopping … More

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Counterfeit tobacco worth thousands seized

Illegal tobacco and vapes worth thousands of pounds have been seized following a joint operation involving Hull City Council’s Trading Standards team, Hull Central Neighbourhood Policing Team and detection dog … More

Elderly woman holding on handrail in bathroom.

Lift up your everyday this Occupational Therapy Week

Hull City Council is shining a spotlight on a rewarding career in Occupational Therapy for this Occupational Therapy Week.

Occupational Therapy Week is a national awareness campaign designed to celebrate … More

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Volunteer call-out

A call has been issued for new volunteers to work with young people experiencing drug or alcohol problems. Refresh, a support service for 12- to 18-year-olds commissioned by Hull City … More

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Warm homes for older people

If you are a homeowner, living in Hull and in receipt of a state pension, Hull City Council may be able to help you improve the energy efficiency of your … More

Hull’s Director of Public Health, Julia Weldon.

Advice for Hull, as Coronavirus restrictions end

As the government confirms all remaining Coronavirus restrictions will end, Hull’s public health lead has explained what ‘living with Covid’ looks like for Hull.

Key changes announced this week include:… More

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Drop-in test clinics to mark HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week will be marked in Hull this week with a series of free, drop-in testing clinics. The sessions, which offer quick and confidential results, are taking place … More