Annika Howard

Annika Howard

What do you enjoy most about your role?
The variety of things I get to do in it and the opportunity to learn about and share the work of organisations that, in many cases, can be life-changing for the people they work with.

How would you like to make a difference?
To help get the message out there that if you, or someone you know, needs help, advice or information when you are ready to talk there are organisations that can help.

What are your top 3 values?
1. Learning – It’s so important to me to keep learning, investigating, asking questions and being curious.
2. Kindness – Thinking about how I do what I do if there is a kind way to do it always do it that way. There’s no need for nastiness.
3. Stability – To strive to achieve it and provide it.

Joined the Helplines Partnership team: 9 January 2018

Posts by Annika

Make the most of your data with free statistical help

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The Royal Statistical Society’s Statisticians for Society programme connects third sector organisations with professional statisticians who can provide expert help with collecting, analysing and presenting data. They provide statistical support at no cost to UK charities and other third sector organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000. Demonstrate… Read More

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10 things I've learned about working with volunteers during Covid-19

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Starting any new job can be daunting but taking up a new position, while the county is in lockdown, adds a whole new level of complexity. We talked to Clare Derry, Helpline Volunteer Coordinator, at our member Refuge about her work for the National Domestic Abuse Helpline (NDAH), a role… Read More

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Safer Ageing - Stopping Abuse

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October 1 marks International Day of Older Persons. We spoke to our member Hourglass to find out more about their work and the support they offer older people. Calling time on the abuse, harm and neglect of older people Hourglass is the only charity in the UK calling time on… Read More

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Helplines Partnership co-host Charity Hour

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Every Wednesday night, between 8 – 9pm on Twitter people come together to talk about all things charity for #CharityHour. The hour is a weekly themed Twitter chat. Each week covers a different area and it’s an opportunity for people who work with, in or support charities to get involved… Read More

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The impact of Covid-19 on helplines – April to June 2020

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Over the past three months, from April to June, we have asked Helplines Partnership members about the impact of Covid-19 on their organisation and service. We’ve produced a short summary report with some of the qualitative and quantitative data we’ve gathered over the last three months. Capturing snapshots of the… Read More