Paul Pandolfo works for Shelter and is the programme manager for Inspiring Change Manchester, which is part of the National Lottery Community Fund’s Fulfilling Lives programme. ICM is testing new ways of involving people who have experienced disadvantage and multiple needs in the design, commissioning and delivery of services, and with evaluation and peer research. Its goal is systems change and it has pioneered innovative work around building partnerships, employing people with lived experience on traineeships, Housing First, mental ill-health and homeless and a Women’s Voices movement.
Before this Paul held a variety of leadership roles, most recently as a Probation Assistant Chief Executive with strategic responsibility for young adults, youth transition and alternatives to short custody. He has also worked as a substance misuse commissioner with a local authority, in a contract management role with regional government and in the health education field. He is social worker trained and has a strong belief in partnership development and community and citizen-led responses to addressing social issues.