New role for one of our longest serving volunteers

13 December 2019

Waterloo Housing Group will welcome Jill Ridlington – who has been volunteering with the housing association since 2006 – as Volunteer Receptionist at Barratt Court in Skegness.

Jill’s new role at the extra care housing scheme will include welcoming and directing visitors as well as dealing with every day enquiries.

A Waterloo customer, Jill has had many volunteering roles with the organisation from running the resident’s association on The Meadows estate in Skegness where she lives to Tenant Advisor, Board member to Chair of Lincolnshire local board.

Jill has successfully secured funding for a number of projects that have benefitted the local community including a new road crossing on the estate following two children being involved in a car accident along a busy stretch of road and a much needed multi use games area – or MUGA – which has seen a decrease in anti social behaviour in the area.

Hayley Cotton, Extra Care Scheme Officer at Barratt Court said : “We are so looking forward to working with Jill and are immensely grateful to her for giving back to the local community.  Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, gain skills and experience and make a real difference.  Volunteers like Jill make an invaluable contribution and play such an important role in enhancing the services we provide.”

Jill said : “I am really looking forward to starting my new role.  It is such a wonderful opportunity and I know I will thoroughly enjoy it.”

Waterloo Housing Group is part of Platform Housing Group which provides more than 45,000 homes from Herefordshire in the West to the Lincolnshire coast in the East, and from the Derbyshire Dales in the North to the Cotswolds in the South.