Christine Blythe – NW Thriving Communities Regional Coordinator Lead and Lead for Lancashire & South Cumbria
Chief Executive Officer – BPRCVS
After over 20 years working in the banking industry in a varied range of roles, I moved into the voluntary sector bringing with me the skills and knowledge gained at the bank but also from supporting our family business and being responsible for accounts etc.
I joined Burnley Pendle & Rossendale CVS in 2004, and after several different roles with increasing responsibilities became Chief Officer in July 2014.
Our clinical commission group worked with is to support the development of what is now a social Prescribing programme which includes grants for smaller VCF organisations, and this was the trigger to want to be involved in NASP and Thriving Communities and our North West coordinating team were successful at interview in late October 2020 and were appointed.
This appointment has opened up a whole new opportunity to promote the value and importance of the VCF sector in supporting the Social Prescribing movement.
In my “spare time” I love to be with my family and travel.