Hampshire ULO Network Group (HULON)

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

Email: [email protected]


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 [email protected] 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:




Agenda Hampshire ULO Network Meeting 1st June 2015

Topic guide Network Group 1st June 2015

HULON Feedback from Workshops 080615



Agenda Hampshire ULO Network Meeting 13Tth July 2015

Top Tips on funding applications July 2015

ULO presentation Sue Dovey

Notes from HULON Meeting July 2015



Agenda Hampshire ULO Network Meeting

Spectrum trading for income

Notes from HULON meeting August 2015

Trading for Income Ideas 240815




Agenda Hampshire ULO Network Meeting

Leadership options for Hampshire ULO Network (v2)-1

Suggestions on future agenda topics for HULON (5-10-15)-1

Notes from HULON Meeting October 2015



Agenda Hampshire ULO Network Meeting December 2015

Notes from HULON meeting 9th December 2015

Support from SPECTRUM & Action Hampshire



Agenda Hampshire ULO Network Meeting January 2016

Discussion Points & Decisions Required

Notes from HULON meeting 13th January 2016

HULON Structure, Governance & Funding Options

HULON Adopted Terms of Reference


HULON Meeting 7

Agenda Hampshire ULO Network Meeting March 2016

HCC support for HULON – discussion guide (1)

Notes from HULON meeting March 2016


HULON Meeting 8

Agenda Hampshire ULO Network Meeting 20 Apr 16 FINAL

Notes from HULON Meeting April 2016


HULON Meeting 9

Agenda Hampshire ULO Network Meeting 310516

Notes from HULON meeting of 31st May 2016







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!

Carers Together Carers Together

Parability Parability

Winchester Area Access for All (WAAFA) WAAFA-3a

You can also sign up to WAAFA’s online Newsletter

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Hampshire Independent Equality Forum (HIEF) HIEF

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Gosport Access Group and Disability Forum (GAGDF) GOAGDF

All Inclusive CIC All Inclusive

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