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 at 3Space International House 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.

Harry Jenkins (He/Him) - Head of Programmes

Harry oversees South London Cares' programmes, as well as managing the team. When he’s not at work, you may see him trying to skateboard at different spots near his home in Southwark, or looking for birds and butterflies in parks across south London.

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

Email
[email protected]

Enoch Adolfo (He/Him) - Programme Coordinator (Social Clubs)

Enoch leads the Social Clubs programme at South London Cares, designing clubs and finding exciting opportunities for older and younger neighbours to share new experiences. When Enoch isn’t working, he’s often off performing music somewhere, drumming or singing — he doesn’t mind where as long as he’s surrounded by music!

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

Email
[email protected]

Eleanor Younge (She/Her) - Programme Manager (Love Your Neighbour)

Eleanor manages on our Love Your Neighbour programme. She comes from Ireland, but her connections to South London go all the way back to her grandparents, who were married in Dulwich in the sixties. Outside of work, she can be found exploring charity shops and making friends with dogs in her local park.

Contact Eleanor if… you want to know more about our Love Your Neighbour programme.

Email
[email protected]

Lauren Barr (She/Her) - Love Your Neighbour Programme Coordinator (Lambeth)

Lauren leads on our Love Your Neighbour programme in Lambeth, connecting younger and older neighbours for one-to-one friendship. Lauren was born and bred in Lambeth, and some of her favourite places include her local pub in Clapham — where she can be found on both sides of the bar — and south London's Colombian bakeries: she's a sucker for empanadas!

Contact Lauren if… you live in Lambeth and want to join Love Your Neighbour.

Email
[email protected]

Emily Martin (She/Her) - Love Your Neighbour Programme Coordinator (Southwark)

Emily leads on our Love Your Neighbour programme in Southwark, connecting younger and older neighbours for one-to-one friendship. South London is her treasured home since arriving from New Zealand. When she’s not enjoying shows at the Young Vic or Southwark Playhouse, you can find her seeking out music, creative events, cheap eats or even wandering the beaches of the Thames, spotting pieces of histories as the mud reveals them.

Contact Emily if… you live in Southwark and want to join Love Your Neighbour.

Email
[email protected]

Jodie Goffe (She/Her) - Development Coordinator

Jodie is the Development Coordinator at South London Cares, raising money to keep our programmes free for older and younger neighbours. Jodie grew up in south London and has stayed close to home. She enjoys chasing after her Border Terrier, Buddy, in Brockwell Park and having a drink in all the pubs she tried to sneak into as a teenager.

Contact Jodie if... you're interested in partnering with us and supporting South London Cares.

Email
[email protected]

Deepika Patel (She/Her) - Outreach and Engagement Officer

Deepika provides part-time support to our Volunteer and Outreach programme and works across the team to support neighbours to join our programmes. Born and bred in Streatham, she can often be found admiring the ancient trees of Tooting Common. As well as slowly turning her home into an indoor jungle, she loves nothing more than baking up a mess in the kitchen.

Email
[email protected]

Emma Higgins - Grants Coordinator

Emma helps coordinate Trust and Foundation research and grant applications at The Cares Family. Previously Emma has worked in fundraising and communications at renewable energy and arts charities in both Michigan and California.

Email
[email protected]

Catrin Thomas - Head of Development

Cat leads on Trusts and Foundations at South London Cares and our sibling charities in London, Manchester and Liverpool. Cat has a decade of experience in the charity sector, specialising in Corporate and Trust Fundraising and has previously worked for youth and international development charities including Plan UK, Youth Music, International Medical Corps and Tomorrow’s People.

Email
[email protected]

Charlie Jamieson - Director of Programmes

Charlie coordinates our programmatic strategy across The Cares Family – South London Cares and at our sibling charities North London Cares, Manchester Cares, Liverpool Cares and East London Cares. Previously, Charlie managed our business partnerships at North and South London Cares and prior to that, created and led the Social Clubs programme at South London Cares.

Email
[email protected]

Ellenor Baron - Director of Development (Maternity Cover)

Ellenor develops corporate partnerships, supports our individual donors and coordinates the fundraising strategy across The Cares Family – South London Cares and our sibling charities, North London Cares, Manchester Cares, Liverpool Cares and East London Cares. Previously, Ellenor worked as Head of Major Gifts at The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Email
[email protected]

Jane East - Managing Director

Jane supports the CEO in delivering on our strategy, liaising with the Board and managing the Directors. She oversees our operations across The Cares Family. Previously Jane worked for Christian Aid and Amnesty International, and practised as a family and childcare social worker.

Email
[email protected]

Alex Smith - Founder/CEO

Alex is CEO and founder of The Cares Family – South London Cares, North London Cares, Manchester Cares, Liverpool Cares and East 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. In 2018 he became one of 20 inaugural Obama Fellows in recognition of his work building communities to reduce loneliness and polarisation.

Email
[email protected]

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