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Gambling not always just a bit of fun says Director of Public Health

A leading Public Health official is appealing to North East Lincolnshire residents to think about the risks of gambling getting “out of control” in the wake of a report highlighting how online gambling losses are skewed towards deprived areas. The report, produced by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the University of Liverpool,…

2 months ago | Health and wellbeing

Could you get help to pay for healthy food and milk?

Hundreds of parents in North East Lincolnshire could qualify for help to buy healthy food and milk. Under the NHS Healthy Start scheme, women who are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4 years old, and have a qualifying benefit can claim up to £8.50 each week. The money is deposited…

8 months ago | Children and families

Household Support Grants to help those who are struggling this winter

The Household Support Grant scheme, funded by the Department of Work and Pensions, is now open to North East Lincolnshire residents over 16 years of age to provide support to households in most need this winter as the economy recovers from the impact of COVID. The maximum grant available is £250. The grants are specifically…

8 months ago | General

Free courses to help maintain a healthy weight

A new 12-week free weight management course is being set up to support people in North East Lincolnshire. With the help of wellbeing coaches trained by Xyla, a national health and wellbeing organisation, the courses will offer support and encouragement to local people who want to lose weight or maintain weight whilst living a healthier…

8 months ago | Health and wellbeing

Grimsby apartment block wins national award

THE group behind an apartment block unveiled in Grimsby earlier this year has gone on to win a national award. Cordage View on Eleanor Street and Convamore Road in Grimsby won the Best Partnership award at the Inside Housing Development Awards in London last week. North East Lincolnshire Council, EQUANS, J C Pomfret Construction Ltd,…

9 months ago | Health and wellbeing

Health bosses in North East Lincolnshire are urging the public to be aware of COVID symptoms and arrange a test as infection rates increase again

Local doctors are seeing a lot of patients, especially young people, with respiratory and cold-like symptoms who go on to test positive for COVID-19. Geoff Barnes, Acting Director of Public Health in North East Lincolnshire, urged people showing COVID and other related symptoms to arrange a PCR test and self-isolate to avoid spreading the illness,…

10 months ago | Health and wellbeing