Meet the team

These individuals work together to ensure the Age Better in Sheffield programme is delivered as smoothly and successfully as possible. If you see them around Sheffield, say hello!

Victoria Stirling

Head of Partnerships

In her role as Head of Partnerships, Vic is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the programme and its budget. Vic also works closely with the Big Lottery Fund and the other Ageing Better areas on learning and evaluation.

Ruth Hawke

Programme Delivery Manager

As Programme Delivery Manager, Ruth's role is all around the operational aspects of the programme including contract meetings with delivery partners each quarter to go through quarterly reports, KPIs, learning, and any challenges or successes experienced as projects develop. Ruth is also the point of contact for anything contract related.

Adam Batty

Programme Coordinator

Adam is responsible for increasing the voice and representation of older people in decision making across Sheffield. He helps provide socially isolated older people with the confidence and opportunity to become active citizens. He's also the first point of contact for the project needs of delivery partners: Age UK Sheffield, Lai Yin Association and PWLC Projects.

Brooke Leigh

Programme Coordinator

In her role as Programme Coordinator, Brooke focuses on all things engagement! She's responsible for leading Delivery Partnership Meetings, supporting partners to collaborate as a programme, and letting organisations across the city know all about the great things Age Better in Sheffield is up to. Brooke is also the first point of contact for the project needs of Ignite Imaginations, Reach South Sheffield and SOAR Community.

Victoria Penman

Programme Coordinator

Victoria's role focuses on maximising the learning and legacy of our programme. She works with delivery partners and research partners to understand what we can learn through their projects, and how we can share the learning inside and outside of Sheffield. Victoria also works with delivery partners and other stakeholders in the city to help us leave a legacy beyond the learning. Alongside that, Victoria is also the first point of contact for the project needs of Sheffield Mind and All About You.

Ally Beal

Data and Analytics Coordinator

Ally supports delivery partners to use our client record management system which ensures that we can track and review the impact of the programme. Ally also creates the reports that are needed in order to monitor performance, and she submits our data to the national evaluators of Ageing Better.

Joanne Wright

Administration Assistant

As Administration Assistant for Age Better in Sheffield, Joanne is the person you can expect to hear from when you get in touch with us. Joanne also supports the needs of the wider Age Better team by producing data reports for delivery partners and core partners, and being the point of contact for all data enquiries.

Hannah Thornton

Communications and Toolkit Officer

As Communications and Toolkit Officer, Hannah's role involves raising the profile of Age Better in Sheffield through social media, marketing materials, press related activity, website development, and support with events. Hannah also delivers the Age Better in Sheffield Neighbourhood Toolkits, which involves working with local people in communities to co-design materials to reduce loneliness and isolation. The unique toolkits are then delivered through everyone's letter boxes in target wards.