Becca Hewitt

Lay Leader


Becca Hewitt is self-employed and has worked as a freelance community researcher, evaluator and project manager since 2013, mainly supporting the NHS to understand the experiences and views of community members and Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) organisations.

Becca is a librarian by training, beginning at The British Library in London and then for 10 years in the NHS, mainly in Bradford, before going into the voluntary sector to run a Bradford District charity for LGBTQ+ people, where she also helped to establish the Equalities Forum as part of the Bradford District VCS Assembly. She has chaired several VCS organisations including Craven CVS and a national LGBT Asylum organisation called No Going Back. In recent years she’s worked with organisations, including The VCS Alliance who support collaborative service delivery and resource sharing within the VCS primarily to tackle health inequalities. Becca has worked as a project manager for various local NHS trusts too, mainly around engagement and insight, also project management including work to help clinicians supporting people at end of life, and piloting a service to speed up cancer diagnosis for people with vague symptoms.

Lately she has worked closer to home in Craven, helping with the development of several community organisations. In 2022 she completed training to become an Asset Based Community Development guide (how to build healthier communities and grow individual wellbeing), based on appreciating strengths and skills all communities have within them. Becca is currently a Trustee for a Skipton based community organisation. She cares passionately about social justice and ensuring power and influence are fairly shared. All of her paid and voluntary work has this at its heart.

Becca is a Southerner but has lived in Craven for more than 20 years. She is an IT geek and serial dog rescuer!