Our work

For a small charity, we always have something going on. Here you will find information on current and previous projects promoting wellbeing and social activities across the partnership and through regular events

Our current work and projects

Partnership Forum

The partnership forum meets Bi-monthly over the year. It is open to new organisations to attend and join the forum and partnership.

Each meeting offers:

  • Charity update
  • Opportunities for organisations to network with each other
  • Presentations on new services/projects
  • Round the table updates; each organisation is given an opportunity to inform members of their work, upcoming events and new services and/or projects. It also allows organisations to ask for advice , discuss issues or share good practice

Each meeting is informal, and is hosted across the city at a partners office/site.

Celebration of Older People Week

This is the first text people see when they come to your website. It’s a good place for a short sentence or slogan that describes your business.

HEY Celebrating Talent 55+

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Previous wellbeing projects

Countryside Health Walks

Through the NHS Hull CCG Healthier Hull Fund, we were awarded a £5K grant for a project to support the development of health walks.

This project involved;

  • Training volunteer walk leaders
  • Transport to the walk routes
  • Monthly walk routes mixed on ability 
  • Social opportunities for members of walking groups

Stepping Back in Time

Stepping Back in Time, was a grant funded project by Hull City Council Public Health. The project held weekly dance classes across the city, and had growing interest from people wanting to become active through Ballroom and Latin dance sessions.  The sessions where open to novice’s and experienced dancers and offered a social activity each week.


Over the period of the project there was four tea dances held across the city with the ultimate tea dance at Ferens Art Gallery which over 80 people attended and was a huge success, with people across all generations getting involved and included people with disabilities and living with Dementia to bring back all the great memories.


Stepping Back in Time continues to be delivered by SpaceDance, and holds twice weekly sessions in West and East Hull venues. Once a month a Social Tea Dance is held for all members.

A Singing Journey

The OPP sat on the Frailty & Isolation Group part of the Hull 2020 programme, a NHS Hull CCG led partnership programme with organisations across health, local authority, police, fire service and the voluntary sector. 

The partnership was invited to support the development of  was involved in delivering this intergenerational project, to support how older people and young children can support each other by sharing knowledge and skills and develop relationships that reduce loneliness and isolation.

The OPP supported the project through the partnership forum, and member organisation's established choirs, aligned to local Hull primary schools.

5 choirs where created with 13 organisations involved and held sessions each week over 3 months learning songs with a choir master.

The finale was a performance at Hull City Hall on 26 March 2015. A number of the choirs continued after the project ended.

Youtube content can't be displayed with your current cookie settings. Select “Show Content”, to view content and agree to the Youtube cookie settings. Get more info in the Youtube Privacy Policy. Opt-out here at any timecookie setting.

Show Content

Engagement work

Every day we and our partners engage with older people and their carers and gather this information through our parntership forum which has representatives from health, social care, public health and other statutory services. 

We have conducted formal engagements with people and organisations on behalf of the Better Care in Hull Programme and XXX.

As part of this work was to hold a conference for the public and professionals