Hampshire Leadership Forum
Hampshire Leadership Forum
The Hampshire Leadership Forum (HLF) brings together representatives from a range of not-for-profit sector networks.
Action Hampshire provides secretariat support to the Hampshire Leadership Forum (not-for-profit) and our Chief Executive, Sue Dovey, is the Chair.
It is recognised by Hampshire’s public sector bodies as the mechanism for engagement with the not-for-profit sector and is regularly attended by representatives from Hampshire County Council.
Chair of HLF
Sue is CEO of Action Hampshire. For almost 70 years, Action Hampshire has been supporting not-for-profit organisations to deliver great services to local people and communities; speak up for the changes they would like to see; and shape the future of where they live and work. Our services include: policy and information; social enterprise development; affordable housing; support for community buildings and research and engagement.
Representing sport and leisure organisations
Julie Amies is the CEO of Energise Me. Energise Me is an independent charity that exists to beat inactivity. Evidence shows that even a small amount of regular physical activity or sport can make a significant difference to the wellbeing of the people and the communities we serve. Energise Me work collaboratively with partners across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to help local communities come together to tackle the everyday issue of inactivity and sedentary lifestyles.
Representing HLF on the Hampshire Partnership
Paul Bright is CEO of Citizens Advice Hampshire. Citizens Advice Hampshire, established in 2008, is a consortium of the 15 local Citizens Advice in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. They enable collaboration between local Citizens Advice and other charities, provide a single point of contact for funders, partners and policy makers, and support our local offices by facilitating knowledge, skills sharing and training, and through campaigning for better services.
Representing older people’s organisations
Helen Callen is CEO of Age Concern Hampshire, a charity working to promote independent living to over-50s across the county. They provide a range of services including physical and dementia care support, hospital to home, footcare, carers’ support and information and advice to enable people to remain independent for as long as possible. Their vision is that getting older should be a positive experience where everyone is respected, valued and able to make informed choices.
Representing Disabled People’s organisations
Madeline Close is a Director of Disabled People’s Voice (DPV), a social enterprise and user-led co-operative. DPV’s role is to act as a voice for Disabled People. People with disabilities are their own best spokespeople. We want to create awareness about the needs and abilities of people with disabilities through lobbying, speaking and training. Their aim is to fill the gaps in services as identified by Disabled People.
Madeline is also a trustee of Disability Rights UK and a patient representative on the Wessex Local Eye Health Network.
Representing HLF on the Enterprise M3 LEP
Jason Gaskell is CEO at Surrey Community Action, which has been supporting and strengthening the not-for-profit sector in Surrey for over sixty years, providing advocacy and representations, training, delivering projects and providing important services to Surrey’s not-for-profit sector and communities.
He represents the not-for-profit sector on the main Board of the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), and on the LEP’s Rural Group. He welcomes questions and comments relating to the work of the LEP, and will feed back to HVSC accordingly.
Representing HLF on the Hampshire PREVENT Partnership Board and the Hampshire Health and Wellbeing Board
Carol Harrowell is Service Delivery at Home Group, representing Hampshire Housing and Support services (ex-Supporting People contracts).
Core work for Home Group is “building homes, independence and aspirations” via housing, support and care services. Home Group support community cohesion, utilise apprentices, volunteers and experts by experience and believe in partnership working as a core delivery vehicle.
Representing carers groups and is HLF’s representative on the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board
Kerry Hearsey is the CEO of Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire, which has been in operation since 1994. The charity exists to support unpaid carers including family members, friends and neighbours who look after a loved one to enable them to remain at home. Our services include: emotional support, practical support, information and advice, advocacy, benefits advice, counselling, support groups and coffee mornings as well as one to one visits. We also run the county’s Emergency Planning for Carers service.
Representing HLF on the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board
Kailea is the CEO at Solent Youth Action. SYA is a youth provision charity, working with vulnerable young people aged 10-25 with mental health issues, learning disabilities, young carers and those at risk of harm. SYA supports young people to engage in positive social activities and volunteering, whilst also running personal development projects to enable them to make informed choices about youth trending issues.
Representing Healthwatch Hampshire
Emma Leatherbarrow is Director of Partnerships at Help and Care which is the lead partner of Healthwatch Hampshire.
Healthwatch Hampshire is the consumer champion for health and social care services and exists to ensure local voices are able to influence the delivery and design of local services – not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in the future. They also deliver NHS Complaints Advocacy, helping people who need to make a complaint about the NHS.
Representing Hampshire CVS Network
Jean Roberts-Jones is CEO of One Community. One Community is a Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), working across Eastleigh and Fareham. Core work for a CVS is the promotion of volunteering, (by a variety of methods), acting as a broker to signpost to vacancies and supporting community activity including promoting good practice and training to volunteers, trustees, staff working in the not-for-profit, community and faith sectors. All will have a local membership and provide regular information via website, newsletters and social media. Most CVSs also offer direct services such as transport and care.
Represents HLF on the Hampshire Children’s Trust Executive Group
Mo Tutty is CEO at Home-Start Hampshire, which was formed in April 2018 as a result of the merger of 6 smaller, independent schemes across the County.
Home-Start has been operating in Hampshire for over 35 years. We help families with children aged 0-11 deal with challenges they face. We provide volunteer led services to support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. We support families struggling with a range of problems such as post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and mental health issues
George is CEO of CPRE, the countryside charity Hampshire working for a thriving countryside for all to share and enjoy. CPRE Hampshire wants to see a protected countryside, but within the context of a healthier economy and a happier community.
George is also CEO and founder of Giant Olive Studios, an entertainment production company with projects in the UK, US and China. He spent his early career working in international finance, investment management and operations, before transferring his skills into entertainment, not-for-profit arts projects and the charitable sector.