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Goodwin Development Trust: 

Initial Property Consultation / Scoping Exercise


About the Organisation


We are a trust based in Kingston Upon Hull about to celebrate our 30 year anniversary. We were uniquely established by a group of residents from the Great Thornton Estate, one of the most deprived in England, who were dissatisfied with the lack of support that they received from the local council in response to high crime, poor health, high unemployment, and poor housing. To this day our Board is made up of current and former residents of the estate.

Over the last 30 years we have become a registered charity, purchased and renovated properties through the Empty Properties Programme and become a registered provider with investment status. Our principal mission is:

  • To improve the quality of life in Hull communities.​
  • Bring to life the vision of a diverse and thriving community. ​
  • Give local people equal opportunity to contribute and benefit from services.
  • Work in partnership with the Local Authority and key partners in the city.

Our services include:

  • Contracted Family Hub service (via the Council) for people up to the age of 25.
  • Two OFSTED registered nurseries (plus Breast-Feeding Peer Support Service and
    estate-based youth club).
  • Range of education and training & study programmes and accredited Maths and English Classes.
  • Danny’s Dream CQC registered adult care service.
  • Deliver Fare share Hull and Humber through a social franchise.
  • Provide 19 affordable supported residential properties.

Lease buildings to essential enable estate-based services.

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The charity currently owns the freehold of a former Primary School on 2.5 acres of land that is leased to a private nursery and training provider. The lease is due to expire December 2024 when the charity aims to take back use and develop into safe, warm affordable supported accommodation and training/employment opportunities for young people 16-25 who are homeless or who have experienced homelessness.

The charity would welcome Pro Bono support to explore the development options of site to include new build, refurbishment or possibly a mix to become aware
of the most cost-effective options.

Ward Councillors and the local authority are supportive of exploring options potentially as part of a wider neighbourhood action plan. The charity has run local workshops with key agencies, and they would like to provide around 16 affordable temporary self-contained supported accommodation units.



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