Meet the Team

Victoria Burnip, CEO

Awarded UK Charity and Social Enterprise Leader of the Year in November 2019, Victoria Burnip is a qualified senior leader in health and social care, who has over ten year's experience inspiring and leading teams within the voluntary and community sector. Previous Interim CEO and Chief Operations Officer of an Age UK who has lived experience as a carer for her Grandmother who was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Victoria has campaigned and represented the views of thousands of older people and their loved ones in her previous roles. As a result she is extremely passionate about making a difference to the lives of those living in the North East and beyond by disrupting and transforming adult social care by offering alternative respite models of care to help them to create memories with their loved ones and live longer, more fulfilling, independent lives as they grow old.

Nika Noakes

Marketing & Comms Manager

Nika’s accomplishments in the UK began with founding Changing Perceptions, a social initiative promoting active citizenship and community development. She also spearheaded Edinburgh’s city-wide 16 Days of Action campaign in collaboration with local and national organisations and served on the boards of the Edinburgh Interfaith Association and UTSAAH. Most recently, Nika coordinated and planned the international contest, Women4Climate Tech Challenge, at the leading Climate Leadership Group, C40 Cities. Prior to arriving in the UK, Nika championed women’s rights causes in India, working closely with human rights organisations, the Ministries of Home affairs and Women & Childcare, and law enforcement agencies. Her social development and art projects are celebrated from the slums of Delhi to the mountains of Kumaon. Nika completed her MSc in International Festivals & Events at Edinburgh Napier University and Business & Marketing and Mass Communication & Journalism at Panjab University.

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Woodland House, 4 Woodland Road,

Darlington DL3 7PJ

Phone: 01325 238 007


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