We are delighted to welcome Pauline Whittaker as the new deputy Housing Champion for the North West.
Pauline has lived in Kirkby, Merseyside for 65 years, and prior to retirement worked at Canon UK Mersey. She is active on a number of national and local forums:
Member of the executive committee of the North West Pensioners Association and the National Pensioners Convention (NPC), which lobbies MPs on behalf of pensioners. Some of the successes achieved through NPC are the pensioners freedom pass, and the guarantee of the triple lock on pension rises.
Pauline is a member of Knowsley Older People’s Voice (KOPV) where she serves on their Steering Group. She also sits on the Older People’s Partnership Board, and the Management Committee of Healthwatch Knowsley, and attends the patient group at Aintree hospital. After being an active member of the Knowsley Care and Repair Steering Group she now sits on the Steering Group for the Centre for Independent Living.
We look forward to welcoming Pauline in person at the next Housing Champions meeting, and to the invaluable knowledge, expertise and experience she will bring to the network.