Consulting with our communities
- The Hangleton and Knoll Project's 40th Birthday film, first shown at our AGM on 22 November 2023, shows how we have been working with our communities for the last 40 years.
- Our newly-published Five Year Strategic Plan for 2022-2027 has been developed as a result of 40 years working with volunteers, staff and the Hangleton and Knoll community. It is also based on the priorities identified while creating The Hangleton and Knoll Neighbourhood Action Plan in partnership with residents and the City Council, and our annual trustee, volunteer and staff away days, and is an updated version of HKP's Five Year Strategic Plans for 2018 to 2023 and 2012 to 2017.
- Between July and September 2020, we completed a Council tenant- and leaseholder-targeted door knock of Hangleton, Knoll and Ingram estates, to find out what learning, IT and employment opportunities residents would like to see available. Our report details the process and outcomes of the consultation, and some of the community learning courses we have already delivered in response to the needs identified by our residents.
- The Hangleton and Knoll Community Information Booklet contains information on services, groups and activities in the Hangleton and Knoll area.
- Our COVID-19 Community Support newsletter with details of community, citywide, and national support. During the Covid-19 pandemic, HKP also established an emergency food hub at St Richard's, thanks to the help of some amazing community volunteers and in partnership with The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and Brighton and Hove City Council. You can read more about our response to the emergency food needs in our community due to Covid-19 in this infographic report.
- A 10 minute film showcasing the impact of our work on the local community, first shown at our AGM in 2016.
- Hangleton Manor patients' responses to a survey done by HKP staff and volunteers in February 2016 to try to determine the impact of the Surgery's potential closure. This report fed into a City report compiled by our partners CommunityWorks with the results of similar exercises done for other local Surgeries.
- An evaluation of our partnership project with Amaze and parent carers in Hangleton & Knoll in 2013.
- Results of the 2011 Hangleton and Knoll Community Consultation, highlighting needs and priorities as identified by local residents.
- Our 2017 report on building inclusive communities with Hangleton and Knoll Multi-Cultural Women's Group, and members of the Group talking about the community development support they get from us
- The Good Food project recipe book we developed with Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and local residents.
- Our response to the 2010 Annual Report of the Director of Public Health Brighton and Hove.
- Lessons learned from our Inclusive Communities project in 2009-10
50+ Community Development
- Our report of the successful ‘Your Life’ pilot pilot we ran to support older people on retirement to think about their choices, funded by Ageing Well.
- Our Older People's Community Development Work End of Year Report for 2016-17
- Our Older People’s Community Development Work Annual Report for 2015-16
- A report on the 50+ Steering Group as a Model of Best Practice
- A report about our October 2022 Youth Wise Event
- Young people worked with our Youth Team in April 2020 to create the Lockdown Lowdown eZine about their experiences of the Covid-19 lockdown and share some coping strategies.
- The achievements of the Brighton and Hove Youth Collective were celebrated in this publication in 2018.
- In 2018, our HKP Youthworker Helen Bartlett contributed to a chapter on community youth work based on experience of successful delivery in Hangleton and Knoll. More details can be found on the University of Brighton blog.
- This 3 minute film was made by local young men who chose to highlight the impact of youth work on bullying for them.
- Our youth work team's "Young Women's Fashion Project" video showcasing the work of the Hangleton & Knoll Young Women's Group around fashion and positive body image.
- Youth group 100 Felt tips explain in their own words how they managed to achieve an astroturf court in Knoll Park.
- Our youth work report for summer 2012.
- A report of notable achievements of our youth work team in 2011-12.
- Our 2011 youth consultation providing insights into what services and activities the young people of our community would like to see provided (and the full responses)
- Our response to the draft Brighton and Hove Child Poverty Needs Assessment in October 2011.
- A report of the findings from our Council tenant- and leaseholder-targeted door knock in Hangleton, Knoll and Ingram estates in summer 2020 and subsequent actions.
- Our Hangleton and Knoll Information Technology (HaKIT) annual report for 2016-2017.
- Our Hangleton and Knoll Information Technology (HaKIT) annual report for 2015-2016.
Health and Wellbeing
Some of our collaborative projects to support the health and wellbeing of our communities, address observed health inequalities, and identify potential service improvements have included:
- Patients at Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub helping to update the Surgery's website to make it better for patients.
- The creation of the S-card Scheme: a collaborative project between Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub and HKP to enable people in Hangleton and Knoll to access free period products and help alleviate period poverty.
- Completing an NHS England-funded "test the concept" project in 2020 to explore the impact of working with community volunteers to deliver Public Health messages on cancer screening and testing. Our findings report can be viewed here.
- A free Diabetes Course run in partnership with Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub GP Surgery in 2022.
- Supporting local residents to complete an NHS survey to capture their thoughts about managing their diabetes using home blood pressure monitors
- Co-designing an outreach and engagement program with local residents (with a specific focus on targeting those from ethnically diverse backgrounds) to capture views, barriers, and experiences of childhood immunisations (commissioned by Brighton and Hove City Council Public Health).
A report of London South Bank University Institute of Health and Social Care's National Inquiry into Health Inequality cites The Hangleton and Knoll project as an example of good practice in what works (see page 78).
HKP remains dedicated to Covid-19 vaccine equity for all members of our communities. Our Communications and Engagement Spring Booster Vaccine Equity Report from June 2023 contains more details of how we are acting on this.
HKP has joined the new Act on Cancer Together (ACT) partnership for cancer screening and awareness for the city with the Trust for Developing Communities (TDC) and Macmillan. Find out more in the Hangleton and Knoll Cancer Community Action Plan.
In February 2023, HKP and the Trust for Developing Communities (TDC) were asked to work in partnership to promote the Covid-19 vaccination campaign across Brighton and Hove’s neighbourhoods, ethnically diverse communities and amongst older people. You can find out more in our Vaccine Equity Outcomes Report, created with TDC, and our Vaccine Equity report detailing HKP's Communications and Engagement approach.
In 2022, HKP featured as a good practice example for the Health Foundation in tackling health Inequality. See P13 of this report.
During 2021/22, we worked with our local communities to maximise vaccine take up via ongoing, regular communications around access to and information about the vaccine. You can find out more in our Covid-19 Vaccine Uptake and Hesitancy Report.
In 2021, HKP delivered a project in partnership with Brighton and Sussex Medical School to help improve local cardiovascular health. This handbook was coproduced with local English- and Arabic-speaking volunteers.
The 2018 Report of Public Health on Arts and Wellbeing cited HKP's work as a model of good practice.
The West Area Health Forum
The West Area Health Forum is a resident-led group set up and hosted by The Hangleton and Knoll Project to bring together all people involved in health within our community. The Forum brings together Primary Care, community, statutory and voluntary organisations and its agendas are shaped by local citizens. This video tells the story of the West Area Health Forum (funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Sharing and Celebrating Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare community grant). The West Area Health Forum and HKP were also celebrated in the NHS Working with People and Communities Annual Report 2022/23 - please see page 34 for details and a link to a video interview with Jo Martindale.
This poster includes the Forum's meeting dates for 2023/24, contact details and more information. Draft minutes of previous Health Forum meetings are below:
- 20 September 2023 West Area Health Forum meeting
- 21 June 2023 West Area Health Forum meeting
- 29 March 2023 West Area Health Forum meeting
- 7 December 2022 West Area Health Forum meeting
- 28 September 2022 West Area Health Forum meeting
- 25 May 2022 West Area Health Forum meeting
- 2 March 2022 West Area Health Forum meeting
- 27 October 2021 West Area Health Forum
- 7 July 2021 West Area Health Forum
- 3 March 2021 West Area Health Forum
- 18 November 2020 West Area Health Forum
- 15 July 2020 West Area Health Forum
- Details of the activities and groups on offer in West Hove through the Social Prescribing: Prescribe To Thrive programme (which finished on 31 March 2022) can be downloaded here or explored in our online map. Please note the online map is no longer being updated as of 1 July 2022.
- To find out more about the Social Prescribing, you can watch this video.