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, Kate Shurety, 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
Kate is Interim 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 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 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
Neil Bolton-Heaton 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
Tony Capon is the CEO of BAsignstoke Voluntary Action. 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
Represents climate change organisations
Chris Holloway is the convenor of Hampshire Climate Action Network.
This enables community-based climate groups to learn from each other and to have a co-ordinated voice on climate issues that affect the whole county. They aim to encourage the County Council, Hampshire 2050 Partnership, LEPs, Transport for the SE and other bodies to act on the climate emergency, This includes decarbonising transport, generating more renewable energy so we can stop using fossil fuels, and reducing the impact of air pollution on health.