The Team

Our core team work day-to-day to plan and deliver the projects and partnerships that connect people and build communities in south London. We are based in the Impact Hub in Brixton right in the heart of our target area. To contact us to get involved, or if you have a query, please see our email addresses below.

Rosa Friend - Head of Programmes

Rosa oversees South London Cares' Social Clubs and our Love Your Neighbour programme, as well as managing the team. Rosa previously managed a network of writers, translators, editors and video producers for a digital startup.

Contact Rosa if... you or your organisation want to work with South London Cares, or with general enquiries. 

Email
[email protected]

Morgan Burley - Programme Coordinator (Social Clubs)

Morgan designs and delivers social Social Clubs across Southwark and Lambeth. Previously he worked as an IT engineer and was a volunteer at a Westminster charity, providing support for vulnerable families in the borough.

Contact Morgan if... you want know more about our Social Clubs, or have an idea about a group activity.

Email
[email protected]

Emily Groves - Programme Coordinator (Social Clubs)

Emily designs and delivers exciting Social Clubs across Southwark and Lambeth for younger and older south Londoners to enjoy together. Before joining the team, Emily worked for Theatre Centre, a touring young people's theatre company. 

Contact Emily if... you want know more about our Social Clubs, or have an idea about a group activity.

Email
[email protected]

Jasmin White - Programme Coordinator (Love Your Neighbour – Southwark)

Jasmin leads on our Love Your Neighbour programme in Southwark, connecting younger and older neighbours one-to-one for weekly visits and longterm friendship. Previously Jasmin worked for Headstart supporting young people to volunteer in their local community. 

Contact Jasmin if… you want to know more about Love Your Neighbour in Southwark!  

Email
[email protected]

Leighann Morris - Programme Coordinator (Love Your Neighbour – Lambeth)

Leighann leads on our Love Your Neighbour programme in Lambeth, connecting younger and older neighbours one-to-one for weekly visits and longterm friendship. Previously Leighann worked for Bow Arts Trust, an arts and educational charity in east London.

Contact Leighann if… you want to know more about Love Your Neighbour in Lambeth!  

Email
[email protected]

Elyssa Kill - Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Elyssa manages our growing volunteer network, and leads on reaching older south Londoners - introducing them to South London Cares and our programmes. Elyssa previously taught English and worked on community based projects in Honduras. On returning to the UK, she worked for NCS The Challenge supporting young people to gain new skills.

Contact Elyssa if…you’d like to know more about volunteering with South London Cares, or have ideas about our outreach in south London.

Email
[email protected]

Johanna Brooks - Development Coordinator

Johanna supports our individual donors, coordinates fundraising events and cheers on our challenge fundraisers. Johanna previously worked as a Producer at the London Short Film Festival, and has also worked for Postcode Films, A Run for your Money and the BFI London Film Festival. 

Contact Johanna if... you want to hold a fundraising event, donate to, or take on a challenge for, South London Cares. 

Email
[email protected]

Charlie Jamieson - Development Coordinator (Partnerships)

Charlie develops our corporate partnerships across South London Cares and North London Cares. She previously led on the Social Clubs programme at South London Cares and before joining the team, worked for Parent Gym, a philanthropic social change initiative.

Contact Charlie if... your business would like to partner with South London Cares.

Email
[email protected]

Emily Quilter - Director of Development

Emily develops corporate partnerships, supports our individual donors and coordinates the fundraising strategy for South London Cares and our sibling charities, North London Cares and Manchester Cares. Previously, Emily worked as Development Manager at charity Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Contact Emily if... your business wishes to partner with South London Cares.

Email
[email protected]

Tess Young - Director of Operations

Tess leads on operations across North London Cares and South London Cares. Tess has been part of the South London Cares team since it was founded in 2014. Previously, Tess worked on inter-faith relations in communities around Britain and internationally.

Email
[email protected]

Alex Smith - Founder/CEO

Alex is CEO and founder of South London Cares and North London Cares. He was formerly an aide to Ed Miliband and editor of one of the biggest political websites in the UK. He is a governor at Holloway School and was a volunteer during the 2012 Olympics. He has been awarded two UnLtd social enterprise awards for his work founding North London Cares in 2011 and South London Cares in 2014.

Contact Alex if... you have a media enquiry, or would like to partner with South London Cares.

Email
[email protected]

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