Danny’s Dream receives outstanding rating from CQC


Run by the Goodwin Development Trust, the service provides domiciliary care and social support for people with learning disabilities and/or complex health needs.

The service, based at Danny’s Dream Club on Walker Street, was assessed across five key areas and has been awarded outstanding for offering a responsive service that meets the needs of individuals by offering ‘person-centred’ care plans, tailored to their specific needs.
Inspectors noted that ‘relatives were involved in the formulation of care plans’ and that staff had found creative ways of supporting people to be involved in the local community. They also saw that there are a wide range of activities that people participate in that respond to their needs and interests.
Families were interviewed as part of the inspection and comments included: ‘It’s a big step for me handing his care over to other people, but I can confidently go out to work’, ‘They make him feel well and part of the community; they are in tune with his age group’, ‘The staff are absolutely outstanding; every morning she has a smile on her face and is happy to see the PAs; she is settled, content and they consider her needs at all times’.
In the report, one health and social care professional describes the service as ‘brilliant’; “It’s a good service, brilliant in fact. The service user is now engaging with others, is active, good relationships have developed, and the staff are supportive to the family.”
The care that people receive from Danny’s Dream can range from home-care to activities at the club, trips out and other community activities, depending on their needs and wishes. The team always endeavor to fulfil the wishes of service users, whether that’s going swimming, bowling or fishing, or trying new things.
Jane Popplewell is the Manager of Danny’s Dream, she said:
“Danny’s Dream was originally set up by a local family, for their son Danny who had a range of health care needs – they wanted to create a service that empowered people and enabled them to live their lives to the full. This is still the ethos that we hold today; our customers come first and we want to give them choice, control and independence.
“An outstanding rating is very hard to come by, so we’re absolutely delighted with this report from the CQC and will continue to give first class care and support to everyone that accesses our service. Our management team, staff and volunteers are such dedicated and caring people, it is them that make small differences every day to improve the lives of people.”
Inspectors also found that the service was well led, there was good communication between staff, good reporting and monitoring procedures and any issues were dealt with quickly and effectively.
Danny’s Dream Club itself is a former pub, which was converted by Goodwin. The building includes a social area, sensory room with gym equipment and a ball pool, places for people to watch films and interact with friends, as well as a kitchen and spacious toilet and changing facilities.


Hull’s RBL secured for another year

Hull’s Royal British Legion support service has moved to bigger premises to enable it to support more people.

Run by the Goodwin Development Trust, the RBL service will find its new home in the Goodwin Community College building on Anlaby Road from this week after receiving confirmation of funding for at least another year.

In the last 12 months, the service has supported over 500 service personnel, ex personnel and their families, from Hull and the East Riding. Support can be financial or practical and ranges from funding for home adaptations to counselling and even help with finding a job.

Success stories include one former serviceman that found himself homeless after serving nine years in the RAF – the RBL was able to support him to complete an electrical course, through which he secured full-time employment and now rents his own flat.

Mr B is another former soldier that has received support from the RBL after suffering with numerous health issues, which have led to immobility and him relying heavily upon his wife for support. After contacting the RBL nationally, his case was referred to Goodwin who have installed a ramp at his property and funded the purchase of a new mobility scooter, which now enables Mr B to get out and about and takes pressure off his wife as his carer.

Debbie Harding, RBL Area Manager for Yorkshire & Humber commented: “The Royal British Legion in Hull offers a valuable service for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and their families and I’m delighted to see the service developing to meet the needs of our beneficiaries.

“The Legion wants to be as open and as accessible as possible, so moving to premises in a central location will help the team meet the needs of those people that need their support.”

The Goodwin Community College provides a more accessible and central point of contact where people can meet with advisors. For advice or to book an appointment, contact the team directly on 217274.

The Big Lunch!

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Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau- Quids In Project invites you to our Lunch!

We would love to invite you to a big FREE lunch on us! We want to help you have more money in your pocket, and we will have a team of EXPERTS on hand to help you.

We will have information on CHEAP deals for telephone and internet. If you are struggling to get a basic bank account, or get confused when looking at banking and saving, we’ll be there with our BANKING BUDDIES.

On the 11th November 2015 from 12-2.30, we are hosting an event for Quids In. Come and pop down to the octagon, Walker street, HU3 2RA.

See you there!


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It’s simple, when you book your event with the Octagon, you are guaranteed a state-of-the-art facility coupled with a first-rate service from our highly experienced, friendly professional team.

But what you also get, is the added bonus of knowing that your event fee is spent on the charitable work of the Goodwin Development Trust in Hull – helping improve the quality of life in our community. This is our Trade-Not-Aid initiative – by doing business with us, you are directly helping the disadvantaged in your own region.

The Octagon is an award-winning purpose built conference facility incorporating a 250-seat conference room and four meeting rooms. Emphasis has been placed on design and practicality and the conference centre comes complete with everything you would expect from a first-class venue.

Meeting Rooms 4.1 – 4.3

Meeting Rooms 4.1 – 4.3 can provide seating for up to 16 people in a variety of layouts.

Layouts available

  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre

Facilities available in Rooms 4.1 – 4.3 include:

  • Flipchart Stand
  • Digital Projector available for hire
  • Laptop available for hire
  • Wi-Fi access

Due to the unique design of the Octagon, each room is shaped slightly differently, as can be seen from the first floor plan, and therefore the exact layout of each style differs from room to room.

Meeting Room 4.4

This is a slightly larger room than Rooms 4.1 – 4.3 , which can provide seating for up to 26 people in a variety of layouts.

Layouts available

  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • Cabaret Style

Facilities available in Room 4.4 include:

  • Flipchart Stand
  • Digital Projector available for hire
  • Laptop available for hire
  • Wi-Fi access

Conference Hall

The conference hall is a large open space with a removable stage which can provide seating for up to 250 people in a variety of layouts.

Layouts available

  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • Cabaret Style

Facilities available in the conference room include:

  • Flipchart Stand
  • Removable stage
  • Large pull down screen
  • Overhead projector
  • Lectern with microphone
  • Roaming Microphone ‘s available for hire
  • Laptop available for hire
  • Wi-Fi access

Please note: All rooms have wheelchair access and natural daylight (excluding 4.4)

We can also provide in-house catering please contact the bookings team for more information Tel: 01482 228677

Please fill in our Hospitality Booking Form and then email to bookings@goodwintrust.org to check availability.

Marvell House Open Day

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Marvell House will be running an open day on Friday 30th October from 11am – 2pm.

There will be a range of activities from:

Change 4 life bus/Healthy lifestyle Team, Children’s Centre Activities, Goodwin’s Project Information, Greenlife, Sam’s Safari, Scrap Attack, Cooking on a budget, Panda Nursery, Smoothies, ABL, Doulas and much much more…

Help FareShare collect food donations in 11 Tesco stores across Hull and Humber

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National food redistribution charity FareShare is calling for volunteers in 11 Tesco stores across Hull and Humber from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 December 2015 to help collect food donations for people in need this winter.

FareShare is working with Tesco and foodbank charity The Trussell Trust on the 7th Neighbourhood Food Collection – the biggest national food drive. The last collection in June 2015 collected enough food to make 3.6m meals.

All of the food donated will be delivered to FareShare’s Hull and Humber Regional Centre, which is run by the Goodwin Development Trust, before being redistributed to more than 105 charities and community organisations in the region that feed over 7,660 people each week.

The Tesco stores collecting on behalf of FareShare are:

  • Barton Upon Humber
  • Bridlington
  • Cleethorpes Extra
  • Filey
  • Goole Boothferry Road
  • Grimsby Extra
  • Hull
  • Market Rasen
  • Market Weighton
  • Scarborough
  • Withernsea

Clive Darnell, Manager of FareShare Hull and Humber, said: “Each volunteer can help us collect enough food for 500 meals in just three hours – and the more volunteers we have, the more food we can collect to help reach more people in need.

“It really is a fun and rewarding experience to be involved in one of the biggest food drives in the country and something that you can do with your family, friends and local community.”

To volunteer at the Neighbourhood Food Collection, find your closest store and register at www.fareshare.org.uk/food-collection-2015

Wear it Pink!


On the 23rd October 2015, Goodwin hosted another charity event for breast cancer awareness.

Thank you for everyone’s support of either a donation, baking or buying.

We therefore raised: £72.63

Macmillan Coffee Morning


On the 25th September 2015, Goodwin hosted a coffee morning across three different sites. The donations were fantastic and we raised a substantial amount.

Fenchurch Nursery raised: £142.20

The Octagon Raised: £126.97

The Goodwin Centre raised: £181.81

Grand Total: £450.98

Thank you for everyone’s help in supporting this cause.


Goodwin’s Christmas Fair

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Are you a crafty, creative person? Do you want to run a stall at our Christmas fair? If so then get in touch with us by emailing: bookings@goodwintrust.org. The Christmas fair will be held in the octagon, down walker street, Hull on the 28th November 2015 from 11am-3pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Are you passionate about working with children?

Are you committed to providing high quality education and care? Studying and looking for work to fit round college or university? Can you be flexible and available at short notice?

If you’re answering yes to these, a job in our Childcare Support Team may be for you. Come along to one of our recruitment events to find out more and see what we an offer you.

The Octagon Nursery, Walker Street, Hull, HU3 2RA, 01482 594324 -Thursday 29th October 2015 (6pm – 8pm)

Fenchurch Nursery, Fenchurch St, Hull, HU5 IJF, 01482 497801 – Tuesday 3rd November 2015 (6pm –  8pm)