Hospitality

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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.

Haven

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Haven works with young and adult refugees and asylum seekers and their families.

Commencing in 2003, as part of a national response to the number of people seeking asylum in the United Kingdom, Haven has a lengthy history of providing a range of services for the refugee and asylum seeker communities of Kingston-upon-Hull. The project provides a holistic service providing advocacy and complex interventions through to mental health assessments, parenting skills and informal support.

Haven is a unique service that has worked in Hull with refugee and asylum seeking families since 2003. It is a project with six staff members; Project Manager, an Administrator, a Psychotherapist Supervisor, three Psychotherapists who have many years experience of working in this field and are specialists in trauma. Haven has developed a particular model of working which focuses on emotional support and parenting techniques where required, and all the staff members have extensive cross cultural experience. At any one time the project is working with about 45 families, which currently includes 33 adults and 12 children from a range of cultures.

Our practice is to work long term with many of the families, building trust, and often dealing with a range of family problems.  The most significant element of Haven’s work is that we access families who struggle to trust ‘official services’ or who are too isolated to approach services for help and in that way we offer a holistic service to these vulnerable families.

One of our priorities is to build trust. This has been one of the key ways that clients have increased their confidence and ability to access required services.  It is also a crucial concept in delivering services to the BME community as a whole.

When required Haven undertakes an advocacy role in partnership with clients to support them to access services they need.

In addition, undertaking networking and collaborative strategies with partner agencies has enabled Haven to act as a bridge between informal and formal services.

For more information go to the Haven website www.havenproject-hull.org.uk

Breastfeeding Peer Support Service

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Breastfeeding peer support has been shown to be highly successful in helping women initiate and sustain breastfeeding for longer (NCT, 2009) and it is recognised as a key strategy in normalising breastfeeding. Therefore this valuable service is a great support to mothers in Hull, helping them initiate and sustain exclusive or partial breastfeeding for longer.

Any referrals can be made by ringing Caroline Wiggins, Breastfeeding Peer Support Coordinator at Fenchurch Street Children’s Centre on (01482) 497800. Or email Caroline: cwiggins@goodwintrust.org. Any breastfeeding mother wanting telephone support should ring our helpline on 07980731013, which is open 8am-10pm daily.

Goodwin Volunteer Doula Project

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The Goodwin volunteer doula project provides support to women during pregnancy and the early weeks of family life. This website provides resources for Doula projects across the country. It also provides a place where women can share experience and find out more about becoming involved in Doula projects. Find out more about the principles of the Doula project and how to set up a project. For more information call 01482 497811 or email jburton@goodwintrust.org

Visit Goodwin Volunteer Doula Project site

Royal British Legion (RBL) Wardens

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The partnership activity assists serving, ex-service personnel and their dependants in all aspects of their lives whether it be specific advice on welfare, benefits, pensions, compensation, career options etc or the provision of material support in the form of accessing welfare breaks in residential centres around the country,  ‘immediate needs’ grants for those eligible which can cover help with debt and money advice, essential property repairs/household goods, advice, guidance signposting, and much more.

For more information on services and support please tel: 01482 217274 email: rbl@goodwintrust.org

Danny’s Dream

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Danny’s Dream is a registered (Care Quality Commission) domiciliary care agency for disabled adults and children living in and around Hull. The Danny’s Dream Agency allows you to put together a personalised care and support package to meet your individual needs. Danny’s Dream takes full responsibility for providing you with a small team of fully trained Personal Assistants. We offer a quality service that is truly person-centred allowing our service users to live their lives as independently and inclusively as possible with a maximum of choice and control. To contact the Danny’s Dream team please telephone 01482 313883 or email dannysdream@goodwintrust.org or go to our website www.dannysdream.org.uk