User Led Organisations (ULO) Project

The user led organisation project or ULO project for short works across Hampshire.

A user led organisation is an organisation which is run by and for the people who use it.

The project helps user led organisations and community groups as well as people on their own who want to set up new groups. The project helps groups develop and support themselves.

The user led organisation project gives practical support, advice and training. Here are some of the things the project can help your group with:


Help if you want to set up your own group.


Advice on how to get funding for your group and manage your group’s money.


Advice to help your group grow stronger and last a long time.


We help you to make good decisions.

What we offer you


Help and advice by phone


Help and advice over email


Help and advice on our web site.


Support and advice for a longer time which helps groups and organisations grow stronger and last a long time.


Support and training to develop the skills you already have and support and training to learn new skills. We have run courses on Facebook and Twitter and how to get funding for your group.


We can help your group to meet other groups and swap your ideas, skills and experience.

More what we offer you


We can help show your group where to get funding.


We can help you to organise events.

If you want to know more

If you would like to read or download our help and information on things like

how to set up your own group
Facebook and Twitter
how to develop your group

please click on the link below which will take you to our Resources web page.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the user led organisation project and how we could help your group, please contact Abdiwali Elmi, who is our newNetworking Officer. You will find that Abdiwali has a lot of knowledge and is very friendly.

You can contact Abdiwali in one of the ways below.


Telephone 023 8020 2937and ask for Abdiwali.


Mincom/Type Talk on023 8020 2649


You can send  Abdiwali a fax on 023 8020 2648


You can send Abdiwali an email at [email protected]


You can write to Abdiwali at
ULO Project
SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living CIC
Unity 12, 9-19 Rose Road
Southampton SO14 6TE
This will not cost you anything.