Hampshire Leadership Forum (not-for-profit)

The Hampshire Leadership Forum (HLF) is a ‘network of networks’. It 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.

The Forum arranges the selection of not-for-profit sector representatives for key partnerships such as the Hampshire Partnership and the Hampshire Health & Wellbeing Board.

Current representatives

Sue Dovey

Chair of HLF

Contact Sue

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.

Julie Amies

Representing sport and leisure organisations

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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.

We work collaboratively with our partners across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight including the not-for-profit sector, local authorities, public health teams, schools, colleges and universities, National Governing Bodies of Sports (NGBs) and other key organisations from education, health and businesses. Working with our partners we help local communities come together to tackle the everyday issue of inactivity and sedentary lifestyles.

Paul Bright

Representing HLF on the Hampshire Partnership

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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. We 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.

Paul represents HLF on the Hampshire Partnership

Helen Callen

Representing older people's organisations

Contact Helen

Helen Callen is CEO of Age Concern Hampshire, a charity working to promote independent living to over-50s across the county. We 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. Our vision is that getting older should be a positive experience where everyone is respected, valued and able to make informed choices.

Madeline Close

Representing Disabled People's organisations

Contact Madeline

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. Our 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.

Jason Gaskell

Representing HLF on the Enterprise M3 LEP

Contact Jason

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.

Jason represents HLF on the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership

Carol Harrowell

Representing HLF on the Hampshire PREVENT Partnership Board and the Hampshire Health and Wellbeing Board

Contact Carol

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.

Carol represents HLF on the Hampshire PREVENT Partnership Board and the Hampshire Health and Wellbeing Board

Kerry Hearsey

Representing carers groups and is HLF's representative on the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Contact Kerry

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.

Kerry represents carers groups on HLF and is also HLF’s representative on the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Kailea Hurcombe

Representing HLF on the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board

Contact Kailea

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.

Emma Leatherbarrow

Representing Healthwatch Hampshire

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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.

Emma also represents HLF on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) Steering Group

Jean Roberts-Jones

Representing Hampshire CVS Network

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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.

Mo Tutty

Represents HLF on the Hampshire Children's Trust Executive Group

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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

Mo represents HLF on the Hampshire Children’s Trust Executive Group.