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We were successful!

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In late 2015, we put a bid in to NHS Hull CCG’s Healthier Communities Fund so that we could develop a Hull LGBT Social Network.  The Hull LGBT Social Network is for, but not exclusively, older LGBT community members who may feel or be at risk of being lonely especially as many may not have partners, children or are isolated from their own families. This can have an obvious impact on their mental health.

The Hull LGBT Social Network seeks to develop a social group and organise regular social and other activities such as meals and film clubs.  I hope that other organisations will be able to deliver key messages to the group too.

Back to the funding bid, we got through to the second round where we would have to present our project to over 100 people and they would vote whether we got the funding or not.

So, 2 weeks ago, Andy Train (a.k.a The Gold Man) arrived at the Boulevard Academy to deliver our presentation.  Wow, it was nerve-wracking but he managed to secure the funding with over 60% of the vote.

So, we are now at the designing stage – what do we want the network to look like?  Where will we be able to hold it?  What activities do we want to do?  All these thoughts are going through my mind!  If you have any ideas or answers to these questons please contact me.

But for now, I want to say a huge thank you to Andy Train, all those who supported us on the day and everyone who voted for us.  It really is an exciting time for LGBT residents in Hull.





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Welcome to the One Humber website.

One Humber is a charity which has been set up to support hard to reach residents and communities in making sure that their voice is heard in decision making processes such as with the Council and NHS and also to deliver projects which will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the communities resident we seek to support.

My background, up until recently, has been to lead on the equalities agenda in the East Riding. Through this role I have seen many challenges’ hard to reach’ communities face first hand and it is something which I am really passionate about.

When the opportunity to lead a charity such as One Humber came about, I jumped at the chance! I have been very lucky that the Trustees have given me a free reign to shape the work of One Humber.

We look forward to working with many communities and residents over the coming months and years. Let’s hope that this is the start of an exciting journey for One Humber.