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Registered Charity Number – 1165915


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Objectives of East Riding of Yorkshire Council & Goole Town

  • Stronger and safer communities – including community cohesion and partnership working
  • Improving environment and regeneration
  • Healthcare and wellbeing – including improving older people’s lives
  • Addressing the needs of children and young people – including safeguarding

The East Riding of Yorkshire is the largest unitary authority in England by area, covering 2,479 square kilometres. It is the second largest non-metropolitan district in England. It is a predominantly rural area, with over half of the population living in dispersed rural communities, and only three towns with populations over 10,000 people.

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Overall, the East Riding:

  • Has a higher number of older people with this increasing faster than the national average
  • Has lower levels of benefit claimants than both the national and regional averages
  • Has an income that is above average
  • Has coronary heart disease, stroke and cancers as the major causes of death.


Results from recent health and social care questionnaires by the Citizen’s Panel showed that in terms of independent living:
  • 47% of respondents had direct experience of needing support to live independently or had a family member who had needed support
  • 85% would prefer support to be offered in their own home or sheltered accommodation
  • 23% would visit their GP to find out about support to live independently
  • 20.8% said they would contact social services about support to live independently