Charlotte Whittaker

Charlotte is an Osca associate specialising in social enterprise, health and social care and programme development. She supports Osca’s role as convenor of a community of practice for leaders of health and social care community businesses.

After graduating with a first class honours degree from Cambridge, Charlotte spent time working at Power to Change, where she co-edited A History of Community Business and developed her interest in community and social enterprise models. She took part in Year Here, a fellowship programme in social innovation, gaining frontline experience in a residential care home and working as a social innovation consultant with Hounslow Council, before coming together with Laura Macartney to found a new social venture, InCommon.

Charlotte now co-runs InCommon, a social enterprise bringing generations together. Over the past two years InCommon has developed a unique programme that connects primary school children with their older neighbours to learn and build friendships together. More than 400 individuals of all ages have enjoyed taking part in InCommon’s intergenerational programmes so far. Charlotte is passionate about models of social care that support people to stay independent, have fun and give back to their communities throughout life.