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YORSwitch customer: I just wanted to thank you again for your speed and efficiency in enabling me to join the scheme so quickly and take advantage of the 'reduced' rate. I have been very anxious about refilling the oil tank but this scheme has eased some of that concern. Many thanks
Fiona - Electric Tricycle User, Age 51. 'I purchased an electric tricycle as I have Multiple Sclerosis and can no longer ride a bicycle due to poor balance and mobility issues. I have found that being out on my tricycle that my fitness has improved and it has had an impact on weight loss. With the pedal assist I am still able to pedal and use my legs which is important to keep my muscles active, reduce numbness and I am also able to cycle further including hills and this also helps with fatigue as I tire easily. I have enjoyed being able to access local rural areas which has had a positive impact on my mental health and wellbeing, especially during this difficult time due to Covid-19 and being isolated as a clinically vulnerable person. This has meant that I have been able to get out of the house and feel safe whilst exercising. There are a lot of support groups on social media where I have met other like minded cyclists who have offered invaluable support and advice and I have met up with another lady tricycle rider as a riding companion.'
Mrs Surfleet a registered customer of the car scheme thanked HWRA for an excellent service and also to personally thank the driver, Terry for his help and assitance in providing transport to her medical appointment.
Wheels to Work North Lincolnshire Scheme - John from Grimsby ‘I joined the scheme in 2021 after hearing about it from a family member. I was in need of transport to get to and from work as I had my motorbike stolen and was not able to replace it. As a short-term arrangement I was relying on a family member to take and pick me up from work. For me the key benefit of the wheels to work scheme was that it provided me with a scooter that enabled me to get to and from work, it also gave me back independence and freedom. I would definitely recommend the scheme and I have done so to friends who are need of transport to get to work. Don’t’ underestimate the scooters as they are extremely reliable . My experience of the scheme was great, and I was glad that I was successful in receiving a scooter via the scheme’.
Our Men in Sheds Humber Alliance supports sheds all over the East Riding , North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire- Comment from a local shedder who attends regularly, "The shed is brilliant, we have a laugh. Some people are busy all the time and others don't do a thing but sit and chat over a cuppa".
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Micro-providers in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Our aim is to help set up a new network of micro-providers across the East Riding of Yorkshire and to provide them with help and support. Local support through micro-providers has been identified as a good way to provide personalised support for those living in rural communities.

These services will each support a small number of local people, and their carers, providing low-level intervention, preventing deterioration, assisting with discharge from hospital and connecting/maintaining the connection of individuals to local communities and support networks.

We know that:

  • People want care and support at times and in ways that suit them
  • Local people helping other local people is good for everyone and for the communities in which they live
  • People value flexibility, continuity and the ability to build a trusting relationship with a local person
  • Very small organisations can offer great care and be very imaginative and responsive
  • Individuals needing support, and their families, do not always know what to look for in a micro-provider

We want to create the conditions where local people with good ideas can make a difference and set up their own local services. We also want to make sure that people, wherever they live in the East Riding of Yorkshire, have access to a wide range of help and support services giving them more independence, choice and control.

A micro-provider has eight or fewer paid or unpaid (full time equivalent) workers and must be totally independent of any larger organisation. Examples of micro-services could include:

  • Support to people living in their own homes
  • Support to keep well, socialise and remain independent
  • Short breaks, respite and holidays
  • Support to access employment, education and leisure
  • Day support and help around the home or garden
  • Holistic/alternative therapies
  • Dog walking
  • Hobbies/crafts/Interests

Micro-services offered by micro-providers may be a good option for people who:

  • Have a clear idea about the kind of support they need, how they want it delivered, when and where.
  • Are able and happy to take responsibility for organising and managing their own care
  • Would like flexible local options

Micro-providers, and people who may be interested in becoming a micro-provider, are encouraged to get in touch to find out more about joining the network.





This project is led by HWRA working in partnership with Carers Plus Yorkshire and Yorkshire In Business

Micro-providers in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Micro-providers in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Micro-providers in the East Riding of Yorkshire
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