Hope For The Community Community Interest Company is an award winning organisation. We have been named Coventry University’s 2018-19 Major Social Enterprise for achieving growth, sustainability, widening reach and international impact.
The company was co-founded in 2015 by Andy Turner and four community members, Tina Malin, Wendy Dingley, Dave McHattie and Vicky Harker. These four amazing people attended the Hope Programme, then became facilitators and trainers, then company directors. You can hear from these community members talking about how they have spread Hope.
To provide affordable, co-created, evidence-based products and services to empower people to manage their health and wellbeing.
Everyone to have the tools to lead a hopeful and flourishing life.
MEET THE TEAM
Prof Andy Turner
Co-Founder and Professor of Health Psychology
Andy is passionate about research that makes a meaningful difference to people’s lives. He is a keen tennis player and loves hats and beards.
Andy Turner the CEO and Professor of Health Psychology at Coventry University. Andy is the co- inventor of the Hope Programme. Andy has developed, delivered and researched health behaviour coaching and self-management programmes for over 20 years and has written over 70 academic peer reviewed journal articles, papers and book chapters.
Co-Founder and Hope Autism Facilitator
Tina enjoys meeting all the amazing families who attend Hope and helping them to realise their strengths and just how fantastic they are.
Tina has been a Hope volunteer over 10 years. In 2012 Tina was named Coventry Mum of the Year and has raised 9 children, which includes 5 of her sister’s children who are autistic whilst actively organising and delivering over 300 courses for Parents with children with autism. She has enjoyed delivering the courses, runs Parent's closed Facebook group.
Dr Tim Francis
Director and Intellectual Property Specialist
In his spare time Tim enjoys music and film and volunteers for a Leicester based charity and environmental community group.
Tim and his team have been advising us when spinning out of the University. He works in the Commercialisation Office at Coventry, managing the intellectual property from the University. Prior to joining Coventry University Tim worked in both innovation and R&D roles, including the Medical Research Council, an international technology consultancy and The Forensic Science Service.
Business Advisor and Hope Culture Lead
Gabriela advises us on effective business delivery and funding sources. She loves all things crossing arts, health, community and research.
Gabriela has over 18 years business support experience across Europe. She is working to support the growth of social enterprises in Coventry and beyond. Working with us aligns with Gabriela’s personal and professional principles, in particular her interest in social enterprise spin-outs from academic research for economic and societal impact. Gabriela leads our Hope Culture programme.
Dr Faith Martin
Research and Clinical Consultant
Applied Clinical Health Research is at the core of Faith's approach. In her spare time, she works on mental health issues in Uganda.
Faith Martin is currently a practicing Psychologist within the NHS and private practice. She provides research and clinical expertise to the ongoing programme development. She worked alongside Prof Turner at Coventry University from 2009 to 2011 on the development of the Hope Programme. Faith has a PhD in Psychology and a practitioner Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is a HCPC registered Health Psychologist, HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT practitioner.
Harry The Dog
Harry is our mascot and one fearless Jack Russell terrier.
Our dog Harry is a lovely Jack Russell terrier. He embodies the spirit and values of our organisation by being a breed of dog which is tenacious, energetic and enthusiastic. Jack Russell Terriers are the biggest dogs you'll ever meet in such a tiny package. They can run all day and keep coming back for more. They are sharply intelligent and absolutely nothing gets past them. There is no fooling Harry.