Author: Stephanie Riches

Stephanie has been working in the charity and non-profit sector for 14 years with experience of network and campaign building. She leads the People’s Powerhouse work currently, as their coordinator – working to build a fairer and more equal North. Stephanie is a keen advocate for grassroots approaches and empowering communities and sees this work in action through her role as a trustee of her local community hub. She has two young children and a dog called Annie who all keep her on her toes.

Has the North finally found its voice?

Stephanie Riches

Over the last two weeks, we have seen nothing short of heroic efforts from northern metro mayors in the fight against an unfair deal for northern citizens as Tier 3 lockdown begins to be imposed across the North. The mayoral roles, which up until now have not provided any significant kick back to central government, […]

People’s Powerhouse: bringing communities into the covid recovery

Stephanie Riches

“There has been such an outpouring of good feeling and community spirit. I don’t want this to end.” This view, of one resident from the Yorkshire and Humber region, is reflected in so much of what people say to us when we talk to them about building a better future. Covid-19 has highlighted many challenges […]