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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.


“Strong local non-for-profits and active citizens are the backbone of our community. We are honoured to be able to serve them in everything that we do”



Core Team

Anood, Al-Samerai
Chief Executive Officer | 07813935708
Jenni Henry
HR & Office Manager | 07946104174
Vani Niranjan
Finance Manager | 07599653487


VCS Support Team

Syeda Hussain
VCS Support Manager | 07599653483
Hugh Stultz
VCS Support Officer (Ethnic Minority VCS)
Betty Efemini
VCS Support Officer (Ethnic Minority VCS)
Alex Wells
VCS Support Officer | 07599653492
David Reid
VCS Support Officer (Ethnic Minority VCS) | 07599653491


Projects Team

Katherine de Kretser
Projects Manager | 07599653488
Gosia Kaczmarczyk
Membership and Outreach Officer | 07599653482
Stas Smagala
Social Prescribing Officer | 07599653493
Jeremy Dobson
Evaluation and Impact Officer | 07599653497
Recruitment in process
Policy & Participation Officer | 07599653489


Volunteering Team

Elizabeth Smith
Volunteering Manager | 07599653499
Ruth Donaldson
Volunteering Officer | 07599653477


VCS Communications Team

Jo Palmer
VCS Communications Manager | 07599653500


Healthwatch Southwark

You can email the Healthwatch Southwark team at: info@healthwatchsouthwark.org

Shamsur Choudhury
Healthwatch Southwark Manager | 07944 962820
Shola Oshiga
Research and Projects Officer | 07599653479
Isabella Hester
Community Health Ambassadors Officer | 0759965348