Pauline Hardman – Community Champion
I grew up in the ex-mining villages around Durham; a teenage mother, often living below the breadline. I went back into education as a mature student. I am a young stroke survivor with personal insight into issues faced by disabled people in our communities.
I have spent time volunteering at local food banks and currently I am involved in a local heritage charity project and tree planting in the local area. I have a Diploma in Social Welfare, with experience of working in teams within
education, social care and the prison service.
Now, more than ever, we need to be working together in our communities to build back from the current pandemic and to face future challenges. I want to be a voice for local people, many bearing the brunt of the current pandemic and austerity so they can be heard in a system where I feel we’re often ignored.