Humber and Wolds Rural Action remains open for business, we are continuing to support our communities but in a different way, you can still contact us by email or telephone. Please visit the page dedicated to Covid19 to find out more about how the community is responding.
The resulting Community Led Plan forms a blueprint for use by Town/Parish Councils and other local bodies, as well as providing evidence for funding bids to enable the actions identified to be completed.
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.
Do you qualify for a FREE home eye test?
22nd November 2017
You may qualify for a FREE NHS eye test if you are unable to visit an optician unaccompanied due to physical or mental disability and any of the following:-
Aged over 60 or partially sighted
Registered blind or partially sighted
Diagnosed with diabietes or glaucoma
Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
Aged 40 or over and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
Receiving benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit)
Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partical help) certificate
Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (an optician will advise on the entitlement)
NHS support towards the cost of your glasses.
You may be entitled to NHS support towards the cost of your glasses if you:-
A fall in property prices as a consequence of Covid19 could reduce the number of affordable homes that get built in the countryside whilst larger, more inappropriate development could get the go-ahead warns charity, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE).W
We know that many rural communities are supportive of small-scale housing schemes that are sensitive to the look and feel of the local area and which create homes that are affordable to local residents. But the fallout from Covid19 could up-end the viability of such schemes.
Rural Housing Week is an annual celebration of rural housing when organisations work with external stakeholders to reinforce the message that housing is vital for the survival of rural communities and services.