The Team

Our core team work day-to-day to devise and deliver the projects and partnerships that connect people and build communities in north London. We are based in Camden Town UnLimited's Collective hub 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.

Laura De Souza - Head of Programmes

Laura is Head of Programmes at North London Cares. Laura previously worked at a nursing home for disabled servicemen, and before that in TV production.

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

Email
[email protected]

Mike Evans - Programme Coordinator (Social Clubs)

Mike designs and delivers exciting Social Clubs across Camden and Islington. He was previously a long-time North London Cares volunteer, spending time with neighbours in Kentish Town. Mike formerly worked for Transport for London.

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

Email
[email protected]

Rosie Clewlow - Programme Coordinator (Social Clubs)

Rosie designs and delivers Social Clubs across Camden and Islington to get younger and older North Londoners enjoying time together. Previously she studied Geography at Leeds University and was active in student volunteering and studied abroad for a year.

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

Email
[email protected]

Indie Shergill - Programme Coordinator (Social Clubs)

Indie is co-founder of social enterprise Rootless Garden and worked with North London Cares for several years before formally joining our team at the beginning of 2016.

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

Email
[email protected]

Harry Jenkins - Programme Coordinator, (Love Your Neighbour)

Harry looks after the Love Your Neighbour Programme, facilitating one-to-one friendships between younger and older neighbours. Harry previously managed a student social action charity in Oxford, supporting students to set up new community projects and social enterprises.

Contact Harry if... you want know more about our Love Your Neighbour Programme.

Email
[email protected]

Roxanne Rustem - Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Roxanne manages our growing volunteer network, and leads on reaching older north Londoners - introducing them to North London Cares and our programmes. Roxanne previously worked as Community Engagement Manager at St Margaret’s House, working with volunteers to create free and low cost creative workshops in Bethnal Green.

Contact Roxi if…you’d like to know more about volunteering with North London Cares, or have ideas about our outreach in north London.

Email
[email protected]

Anneka Kapadia - Outreach Officer

Anneka works primarily on our Winter Wellbeing project, ensuring older neighbours feel warm and connected during the winter months. Anneka previously worked as a Resettlement Worker and Volunteer Coordinator at Refugee Action, before taking some time out to travel around South America.

Contact Anneka if... you want know more about our Winter Wellbeing project.

Email
[email protected]

Victoria Buckle - Development Coordinator

Victoria supports our individual donors, coordinates fundraising events and cheers on our North London Cares' challenge fundraisers. Victoria previously worked as Project Officer (Development Team) at Citizens Advice in North & West Kent before volunteering overseas with ICS Balloon Ventures in Kenya. 

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

Email
[email protected]

Emily Clarke - Head of Development

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

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

Email
[email protected]

Alex Smith - Founder/CEO

Alex is CEO and founder of North London Cares and South 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 in Camden 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 North 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]

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Living in Southwark or Lambeth? Check out our sister charity South London Cares