Welcome to the website of the Hangleton and Knoll Project.
We are a Community Development charity based in the Hangleton and Knoll ward of Brighton and Hove in South East England. A part of the community since 1983 we are a project working for the community with the community and managed by the community.
Right from the start local residents have shaped and developed the Hangleton and Knoll Project (HKP) to become what it is today; a model of good practice for how a community is able to develop and manage its own resources.
This website provides an overview of the Project's aims, our history, some examples of our current activities in the community and contact details for our teams and services should you wish to get in touch with us.
Our regular E-Newsletter, "HKP's What's on in Hangleton & Knoll", keeps people informed of HKP service updates, events, activities, courses and classes. If you would like to receive our regular email newsletter please subscribe to HKP’s E-Newsletter here.
In 2021, HKP launched a new Community Learning Membership; which is free to join until July 2022. If you would like to become a member, please download a copy of our membership form here and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find our Data Protection Notice here.
- 23rd June 2022 : Our Youth Team's Safe Out in Summer programme is now open for bookings (bookings are members-only - please see our Youth Work page for membership details). The programme will run from 1st August - 26th August 2022 and can be seen here. Please contact the Youth Team for more information.
- 7th June 2022 : Draft minutes of the 25.5.22 West Area Health Forum meeting
- 30th May 2022 : From 1 June 2022 the HKP IT Suite is returning to a drop-in service, every Wednesday between 10-12 and 1-3pm at St Richard's Community Centre, Egmont Road, BN3 7FP. David, our friendly, experienced & qualified tutor, is available to help people 1:1 in a group setting to answer questions, help them navigate the internet and increase their skill base. You can also contact David via 07422 665761 (call or text) or email email@example.com for help and advice with any of your IT-related questions.
- 6th May 2022 : Our new Youth Work timetable for April to July 2022 is now live with our current schedule of regular projects and activities on offer for young people every day of the week, including some we deliver in partnership with other organisations across the City. For more information, a list of these activities, and a copy of our Youth membership form, please visit our Youth Work page
- 5th May 2022 : An interview with HKP CEO Joanna Martindale and 50+ Chair and HKP Board Member Keith Mason published in Sussex Living magazine
- 24th March 2022 : We are working with Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub to run a free, 6-week course for their patients who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes and want to learn how to improve their blood sugar. This work is supported by Heads On and NHS Charities Together.
- 23rd March 2022 : The new Hangleton and Knoll 50+ leaflet includes online and in-person groups and activities, for new and existing members, happening from now until June 2022.
- 10th March 2022 : Draft minutes of the 2.3.22 West Area Health Forum meeting, a leaflet about the NHS App and more information about Social Prescribing
- 14th February 2022 : Our new West Area Multicultural Activities and Groups leaflet for spring includes groups and activities taking place from February to July 2022 for people of all ages from multicultural communities in Hangleton and Knoll and the West of the City. Please use the contact details in the leaflet to find out more.
- 11th November 2021 : Draft minutes of the 27.10.21 West Area Health Forum meeting, copies of the Mental Health Community Transformation Programme and Primary Care Network (PCN) Developments presentation and details of the free, 1:1 digital health support drop-ins running on Friday mornings at St Richard’s Church and Community Centre.
- 3rd November 2021 : The West Hove Prescribe To Thrive Partnership are offering free Social Prescribing sessions for all West Hove residents with ongoing physical or mental health concerns, or who feel they need a boost to stop their health declining, from now until the end of March 2022.
Social Prescribing is an NHS programme to support anyone whose personal circumstances are affecting their health and/or wellbeing. This video explains more about what Social Prescribing is and the potential benefits
Details of the activities and groups on offer in West Hove can be found in this programme and our online map - a searchable resource that is welcome to be used by everyone. The sessions are designed to provide a safely-managed way to try a new, professionally-led activity which could help someone's health and/or wellbeing.
To find out more, please call 01273 229382, email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to your GP Practice about Social Prescribing.
If you would like someone to go with you, please contact Katie Merrien on 07422693478,
01273 410858 or email@example.com
- 1st November 2021 : The 2022 dates for the West Area Health Forum (a resident-led group attended by health and care-based organisations in West Hove, hosted by the Hangleton and Knoll Project) are now confirmed, with meetings planned to take place at St Richard's. Please use the contact details on the poster to find out more information, or submit your agenda ideas, comments, feedback or questions. Everyone is welcome!
- 27th July 2021 : In summer 2021, the West Hove Prescribe To Thrive Partnership ran a free programme of Prescribe To Thrive Social Prescribing taster sessions in Hangleton and Knoll. This offered anyone living with ongoing physical or mental health concerns, or who felt in need of a boost to prevent their health declining, the chance to try professionally-led activities for free and find out what worked for their own health and wellbeing.
- 20th April 2021 : The Hangleton and Knoll Project is working in partnership with Brighton and Sussex Medical School on its Healthy Hearts project; offering free healthy lifestyle coaching to Hangleton and Knoll residents who want some support to be healthier in 2021. The 1:1 online coaching sessions are hosted by locally trained Community Health Volunteers.
- 27th December 2020 : We have published our organisation's annual report to March 2020, as well as the related annual accounts. You can find reports for previous years on the Annual Report section of the site.
- 17th December 2020 : 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
- 10th December 2020 : HKP worked with Sussex University as part of the Ignite programme: a model of good practice for the City in Arts/Community relationships
- 23rd November 2020 : Papers from the 18 November 2020 West Area Health Forum, including the Public Health presentation slides and the draft Minutes of the meeting
- 18th November 2020 : An infographic summary of our response to the emergency food needs in our community as a result of Covid-19
- 11th October 2020 : Our report on the outcomes of our NHS England-funded "test the concept" project to explore the impact of working with community volunteers to deliver Public Health messages on cancer screening and testing
- 16th June 2020 : An article about the emergency food hub established 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.
- 18th May 2020 : Our COVID-19 Community Support newsletter with information and contact details for available community, citywide, and national support available at this time.
- 24th April 2020 : Young people work with our Youth Team create the Lockdown Lowdown eZine, about their experiences during the Coronavirus lockdown, and share some coping strategies.
- 29th February 2020 : A film about 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, is available here. Further details about the Forum, including previous meeting minutes, are available on our Publications page.
- 29th February 2020 : A video about the S-card Scheme: a collaborative project between Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub and The Hangleton and Knoll Project, to support people in Hangleton and Knoll to access free period products to help alleviate period poverty. This animation was funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Sharing and Celebrating Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare community grant.
- 29th February 2020 : An animated story of how the patients at Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub helped to update the GP Surgery's website to make it better for patients. This animation was funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Sharing and Celebrating Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare community grant.
- 13th October 2019 : Our Community Information Booklet containing a range of useful information about services, groups and activities in the Hangleton and Knoll area.
- 5th July 2019 : 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.
- 22nd November 2018 : The 2018 Report of Public Health on Arts and Wellbeing citing HKP's work as a model of good practice.
- 31st October 2018 : The HKP 5 Year Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2023
- 31st October 2018 : Hosted by Hangleton and Knoll Community Action, Hangleton and Knoll is now a designated neighbourhood area with Brighton and Hove City Council. For more information, please see our Neighbourhood Action Plan
- 25th July 2018 : The achievements of the Brighton and Hove Youth Collective are celebrated in this publication
- 21st January 2018 : Helen Bartlett HKP Youthworker contributed to a chapter on community youth work based on experience of successful delivery in Hangleton and Knoll. More details on the University of Brighton blog.
- 6th November 2017 : This guide about eating well as you age was created by Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and presented to the October 2017 West Area Health Forum.
- 18th August 2017 : Our Hangleton and Knoll Information Technology (HaKIT) annual report for 2016-2017.
- 13th April 2017 : Building a community from the bottom up requires time, but the community development approach brings long-term and sustainable benefits. This report details the impact of work with and for our local black and minority ethnic communities.
- 9th April 2017 : Our Community Development team's Older People's Community Development Work End of Year Report for 2016-17.
- 23rd November 2016 : This 3 minute film was made by local young men who chose to highlight the impact of youth work on bullying for them
- 23rd November 2016 : This 10 minute film was first shown at the AGM on 16th November 2016 and showcases the impact of HKPs work on the local community
- 10th September 2016 : Hangleton and Knoll 50+ Committee, the Hangeleton & Knoll Project and Older People's Day worked in partnership to host the Hangleton and Knoll Older Peoples Information day on 3 October 2019, with over 40 local services and groups in attendance to share what's available in the City and locally for anyone over 50.
- 4th July 2016 : Our Older People’s Community Development Work Annual Report for 2015-16.
- 4th July 2016 : Our Hangleton and Knoll Information Technology (HaKIT) annual report for 2015-2016.
- 24th March 2016 : The Hangleton and Knoll Project were delighted to have been honoured by the High Sheriff of Sussex for their work in the community at a special service at St Margaret's Church Ditchling. HKP Vice Chair Raminder Gill and HKP CEO Joanna Martindale collected the award and cheque on 17 March 2016.
- 21st March 2016 : Our Community Development workers have produced a directory of local community groups with information about what they each do, as well as contact information in case you would like to get involved
- 10th March 2016 : A report of the questionnaires completed by HKP staff and volunteers with patients of Hangleton Manor in February 2016 to try to ascertain the impact of the Surgery's potential closure. This local report fed into this City report pulled together by our partners CommunityWorks which detailed the results of similar exercises across other Practice PLC surgeries.
- 1st December 2015 : The Fairness Commission was set up to hear residents stories about what works and doesn't work in the City for them.
- 7th August 2015 : The community insight data for the Knoll estate provides a set of reports showing key social and economic indicators for that area compared to national averages.
- 23rd June 2015 : We are delighted and proud to announce that HKP Chair Pat Weller received the MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours in recognition of over 35 years of volunteer service in her community.
- 21st June 2015 : We're proud to publish a refreshed version of the Hangleton & Knoll Project's 5 Year Strategic Plan, providing a detailed description of the aims and ambitions of the Project in the coming years.
- 7th April 2015 : An article about the Hangleton & Knoll Project Youth Team published in the Knoll Scroll and Harbinger
- 23rd November 2014 : BBC Children in Need filmed HKP youth work showcasing health impact on young women in our community.
- 5th November 2013 : 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.
- 5th August 2013 : The Hangleton & Knoll Youth Manifesto website was launched to showcase the HKP-supported initiative to provide information and a forum for young people to have their say on issues that concern them.
- 23rd April 2013 : Download a copy of the Good Food project recipe book developed with Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
- 31st January 2013 : The Mayor of Brighton and Hove held a celebratory event at Brighton Town Hall to congratulate the Hangleton & Knoll Project on receiving a national Big Society Award from the government.
- 31st January 2013 : * An evaluation of our partnership project with Amaze and parent carers in Hangleton & Knoll in 2013.
- 2nd December 2012 : In reaction to the Hangleton & Knoll Project's "Big Society" Award, ITV Meridian News ran an article showcasing some of the work
- 9th October 2012 : The Hangleton & Knoll Project wins National recognition with a Big Society award.
- 26th June 2012 : Youth group 100 Felt Tips explain in their own words how they managed to achieve an astroturf court in Knoll Park
- 26th June 2012 : Hangleton and Knoll Multicultural Women's Group talk about the community development support they get from the Project
- 4th April 2012 : A report of notable achievements of our youth work team in 2011-12.