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HCC Launches Helpline to Support Residents Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic

HCC Launches Helpline to Support Residents Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Hull City Council has launched a Hull Helpline (01482 300307) to support vulnerable residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The helpline has been set up for those who may have no other means of support and who may need help to access essential items and services including food, health and wellbeing and financial advice.

It is available seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Residents should register their need for support through an online form which is now live on the council’s website hull.gov.uk or by calling the Hull Helpline number on 01482 300307.

Please share details of this page with anyone who would benefit from the support available.

Read the full details on the HullCCNews.

Giroscope is Hiring!

Giroscope is Hiring!

We have two vacancies currently at Giroscope. We are looking to hire a Social and Local Enterprise Development Coordinator and a Youth Support Worker.

You can find more details of both opportunities here

Free Digital Training at Giroscope!

Free Digital Training at Giroscope!

Thanks to a grant from Good Things Foundation you can improve your digital skills at Giroscope! We are running FREE supervised sessions in our training room where you can improve your CV, do job searching, learn how to use emails, discover spreadsheets and a host of other digital skills. You can learn at your pace and open up a world of possibilities. Sessions take place on Monday 10-12 and 1-3, Tuesday 12.30-2.30, Thursday 9-12 and Friday 12.30-2.30.

Call by the office to find out more!

3 Months in 3 Minutes

3 Months in 3 Minutes

In the bleak midwinter take a look at the Community Garden filmed over three months last summer!

The Window Has Returned!

The Window Has Returned!

Thanks to grants from War Memorials Trust and The Worshipful Company of Glaziers, the wonderful artistry of Barley Studio and the skills of Master Stonemason Andrew Gommersall, the First World War Memorial Window at the former St. Matthew’s church has finally returned, conserved and restored to its former glory!

Giroscope Projects

Giroscope Projects

We have made a short film which looks at the Giroscope Projects outside of housing. We look at the Gardening Project, the Bicycle Project, the Furniture Project, the St. Matthew’s Project, and the I.T. Project explaining a little more about why we do them and the benefits they bring to the volunteers that work on them. You can see the film here.

New Food Project Nears Take-Off

New Food Project Nears Take-Off

Thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund work is nearing completion on our community kitchen in Coltman St.

This grant will allow tenants and volunteers to learn about cooking on a budget, planning menus and food preparation and safety under the expert guidance of a local artisan baker. But more importantly we can all cook the food together and enjoy the food together! The name of the project is Social Food and Wholesome Eating and we are aiming to get cooking in the next few weeks!

Work Progresses on St. Matthew's Stained Glass

Work Progresses on St. Matthew’s Stained Glass

Thanks to grants from War Memorials Trust and The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass work has begun on the conservation and restoration of the First World War Memorial Window of the former St. Matthew’s church which Giroscope purchased late last year.

The work is being carried out at the renowned Barley Studio near York under the guidance of glass conservator Alison Gilchrist, working with glass painters Charlotte Roden and Anne-Catherine Perreau and glaziers Daniel Thomas and Aurélie Haugeard. Their skills are quite remarkable, with new glass being made to replace lost pieces, and repainted to match the near 100 year old original.

We are looking to reinstate the window back at St. Matthew’s towards the end of the summer/early autumn if all goes to plan! You can see more images from the conservation here.