The SPECTRUM User Led Organisation project has secured funding to set up a new ULO Network for User Led Organisations in Hampshire – or HULON for short.
How HULON Works
This new Hampshire ULO Network was formed to be a powerful voice in the County for User Led Organisations and to provide a valuable vehicle for active networking, information exchange, mutual co-operation, peer-support, collective leadership and influencing change.
SPECTRUM provides facilitation support for the group and also acts as a hub for managing the exchange of information and communications across the network, to ensure that the group remains active and engaged.
Support and advice for HULON members
Support and advice for HULON members is available from SPECTRUM and Action Hampshire.
SPECTRUM can help with:
- Finance and income generation
- Sourcing and applying for grant funding
- Business Planning and Action Planning
- Organisational Development
- Starting up a ULO or Community Group
- Partnership working and co-production
- Personalisation (what it is and the opportunities it creates for ULOs)
- Equality and Diversity
Action Hampshire’s expertise is in the following broad areas:
- Trading & social enterprise
- Management and governance
- Engagement and consultation
- Evaluation & monitoring
Action Hampshire can also help with Organisational Health Checks and Action Learning Sets
You can find further information about SPECTRUM’s work with ULOs and community groups on our ULO Project web page
The Action Hampshire web site also has lots of useful information.
This includes an excellent information and advice section covering the main things that all groups need to pay attention to, along with a range of resources from policy templates to ‘top tips’ for tendering and procurement.
How to access support
All enquiries should be directed to SPECTRUM in the first instance. We will discuss your needs and identify who would be best able to help you. Please contact:
Abdiwali Elmi – ULO Networking Officer
Telephone: 02380 202937
Minicom/TypeTalk: 023 8020 2649
Currently the Hampshire ULO Network has over 15 member groups, ranging from Older People to Mental Health Service Users to LBGT groups.
If you want to find out more, why not email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the attachments to find out what we have covered so far in our meetings.
You can also find out more about the Hampshire ULO Network by looking at the HULON Herald.
August-September 2015 HULON Herald:
HULON MEETING 1
HULON MEETING 2
HULON MEETING 3
HULON MEETING 4
HULON MEETING 5
HULON MEETING 6
HULON Meeting 7
HULON Meeting 8
HULON Meeting 9
Want to know more about HULON’s Member Groups?
Just click on the links below to find out more about the groups who make up the Hampshire ULO Network!
You can also sign up to WAAFA’s online Newsletter