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The resulting Community Led Plan forms a blueprint for use by Town/Parish Councils and other local bodies, as well as providing evidence for funding bids to enable the actions identified to be completed.
Mrs Surfleet a registered customer of the car scheme thanked HWRA for an excellent service and also to personally thank the driver, Terry for his help and assitance in providing transport to her medical appointment.
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Meet the Team

Susan Oliver - Chief Executive

Susan Oliver - Chief Executive

T: 01652 637700

E: susan.oliver@hwrcc.org.uk

Sue joined the Management Team as Project Delivery and Development Manager in June 2009 with direct responsibility for the Older Peoples Charter Monitoring Groups, which plays a key part in improving health and social care for older people in the region.

Sue hs recently taken on the role of liaison with Community Transport Operators Network.

Jacky Birkett - Delivery and Development Manager

Jacky Birkett - Delivery and Development Manager

Jacky joined HWRA in 2019 as the new Development & Delivery Manager to support delivery of HWRA’s projects and service development. Jacky’s background is in community safety, youth crime prevention and Volunteer Centre management and training across North and North East Lincolnshire.

Having joined HWRA as an associate in 2018, Jacky worked with a group of men in Winterton to set up the Winterton Men in Sheds project, and since joining HWRA continues to support the development of Men in Sheds across the Humber area, including the development of an Alliance of Men in Sheds. Jacky works closely with all team members to ensure HWRA projects achieve their aims and objectives.

In 2020 Jacky is also working for the North Lincolnshire Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Alliance to set up a brand new volunteer brokerage service, establishing a network of volunteers to build and enhance community capacity and resilience.

Tel: 016152 6337700

EMail: jacky.birkett@hwrcc.org.uk

Rachel Williams - Finance Officer

Rachel Williams - Finance Officer

HWRA is pleased to welcome Rachel Williams to the staff team as Finance Officer. She has worked in the voluntary sector for 13 years and the finance sector for 30 years. As a Board member and Treasurer of a homeless project in Scunthorpe she also has experience of the responsibilities of a Trustee.
Rachel will assist the organisation to further implement Xero, our new management accounting system, complete monthly payroll and prepare for the Independent Examination. She will support the staff team and Trustees in making effective decisions based upon good financial information.
Rachel says “I am resourceful and if I don’t know the answer, I will it find out. Working in the voluntary sector for a number of years, you gain a lot of knowledge. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with HWRA to help to develop the organisation and ensure a sustainable future”.

Carole Foster - Village Hall Advisor and Support Worker for the Voluntary Car Service

Carole Foster - Village Hall Advisor and Support Worker for the Voluntary Car Service

Carole Foster has worked for the Voluntary Car Service for many years and provides the scheme with valuable support and insight into the requirements of her customers. The scheme enables residents of North Lincolnshire to access services they would otherwise be unable to attend due to lack of transport, both public and private.

Carole has recently been appointed as the Village Halls advisor and will be liaising with members to offer support and guidance as required. Carole is also active in seeking new members by attending conferences and events to raise the profile of HWRA.

T: 01652 637700

E: carole.foster@hwrcc.org.uk

OR for Village Halls :

E: villagehalladvisor@hwrcc.org.uk 

Carole Johnson - Community Development Coordinator including Wheels to Work

Carole Johnson - Community Development Coordinator including Wheels to Work

Carole has previously worked on The New Horizons project which was funded through the Government Office of the Civil Society Transforming Local Infrastructure programme. The project aimed to improve access to high quality redeveloped support, training and volunteer brokerage, strengthen links between the sectors and promote corporate social responsibility activities with private and public sectors by securing longer term agreements to improve the sustainability of voluntary and community groups.  

Carole also works on the Social Prescribing Project in East Yorkshire. This programme works with local GP practices to identify and support patients who are suffering isolation and loneliness but which does not fit with a medical intervention. 

Carole continues to support rural communities in her role as a Community Development Co-ordinator and has also taken on the Coordination of the North East Lincs. Wheels to Work Scheme.

 T: 01652 637700  E: carole.johnson@hwrcc.org.uk

Peter Hirschfeld - Community Development Coordinator including the Bulk Oil Buying Schemes

Peter Hirschfeld - Community Development Coordinator including the Bulk Oil Buying Schemes

Peter has worked for HWRCC since 2004 and promotes the concept of, and supports communities who are producing, a Neighbourhood Plan or completing a Community Review in the Humber area. Peter's work concentrates on community engagement, to record the view of residents on a range of topics.

Peter new role in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, is to promote the concept of Community Led Housing in the county and support groups taking this initiative forward. The scheme aims to provided affordable housing to rural settlements, with full involvement, in all parts of the process, by the community. The homes provided will be kept in perpetuity for local residents. 

Peter also gives Energy Efficiency advice to rural communities that do not have access to mains gas and helps to combat Fuel Poverty in these settlements.

Peter is the coordinator for East Yorkshire's YORSwitch Bulk Oil Buying Scheme and the North Lincs. Community Switch Bulk Oil Buying Scheme, both of which purchase heating oil in bulk for residents of the two counties, in order to reduce the cost of heating homes.

Peter is a keyworker on the ATI Project.

T: 01652 637700  M: 07539 477046
E: peter.hirschfeld@hwrcc.org.uk

Fiona Chapman - Administrative Support Worker

Fiona Chapman - Administrative Support Worker

Fiona has joined the HWRA team in June 2019 bringing her experience in Administrative roles within the Local Authority Schools and Education, Community Centres and Voluntary Services.

Fiona will be supporting HWRA by raising the profile using her marketing and communication experience within social media and the Humber and Wolds Rural Action website.

Fiona also supports the project leaders by providing admin for the Bulk Oil buying schemes and Trustee meetings.

Tel: 01652 6337700

Email: fiona.chapman@hwrcc.org.uk OR

Oil Orders: oil@hwrcc.org.uk

Julie Cook

Administrative Assistant and Men In Sheds Support Admin.

Julie if the newest member of our team and works part time alongside her role as Project Administrator at Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire. Julie has previous experience as Teaching Assistant working alongside special needs children.

Tel: 01652 637700

EMail: julie.cook@hwrcc.org.uk

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