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

Helpline Awards - Helpline Employee of the Year 2019

Helpline Employee of the Year 2019 - Pat McBride, The Pituitary Foundation

We spoke to Pat McBride, winner of the 2019 Helpline Employee of the Year Award about what winning means and the work of The Pituitary Foundation. First-hand experience I’ve been most privileged to work for The Pituitary Foundation for the past 20 years. As a pituitary patient from 1986, there… Read More

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The difference the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline makes

Helplines Partnership - Helpline of the Year 2019 - Admiral Dementia Care Helpline

The Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline won the coveted Helpline of the Year award at 2019’s Helpline Awards. In this guest blog, Caroline Woodcock, Admiral Nurse on the Helpline, talks about how it improves the lives of people with dementia as well as striving to better support families. Dementia specialist nurses… Read More

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How to use your helpline’s expertise to diversify your charity’s income – learning from Blue Cross

Helplines Partnership | Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Services | Diversifying Helpline Income

At Helplines Partnership, our members support people across a whole range of subject areas and topics. While the helpline’s service and remit might be different, there is a lot members can learn from one another. At our Annual Conference, our Member Showcase speaker is a fantastic way to get an… Read More

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Making the numbers add up: a strategic approach to fundraising - Five things to think about

Helplines Partnership | Charities Aid Foundation | Making the numbers add up: a strategic approach to fundraising

Heather McLoughlin, Charity Advisor, from Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) hosted a seminar at the 2019 Helplines Partnership Conference that explored fundraising in the UK, finding funding and the importance of evidencing your impact. CAF is charity that aims to motivate society to give more effectively. The Charity Advisory team work… Read More

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The telecoms industry is changing – five tips to help you stay connected

Nick Thompson - CEO Phone Co-Op

The Phone Co-Op is the UK’s only telecoms co-operative, owned and run by their customers. Nick Thompson, the company’s CEO, joined us this at year’s Helplines Partnership Conference to talk about the future of the telecoms industry. Nick shared his insights as to how organisations can successfully navigate the changing… Read More

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