The Team

Our core team work day-to-day to devise and deliver the projects and partnerships that connect people and build communities in east London. We are based in London Fields, 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 leads the the team at East London Cares. Previously she developed our outreach programme at South London Cares, and led the teams at South London Cares, Liverpool Cares and Manchester Cares. 

If you have any questions or queries about East London Cares, get in touch with Rosa.

Email
[email protected]

Craig Mahoney - Programme Coordinator (Social Clubs)

Craig is the Programme Coordinator for Social Clubs at East London Cares, designing clubs to bring together younger and older neighbours with fun activities across Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Craig has lived in east London for over twenty years, previously working as an artist and in galleries. 

Sasha Khan - Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Sasha is the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at East London Cares, reaching older and younger neighbours and connecting them to our Social Clubs, Love Your Neighbour programme and Winter Wellbeing project. Previously Sasha has worked at Age UK and Coram, and volunteered at our sibling charity North London Cares. 

Email
[email protected]

Emily Quilter - Director of Development, The Cares Family

If you, your business or your foundation would like to support the development and growth of East London Cares please contact Emily.

Email
emily.quilt[email protected]

Alex Smith - Founder/CEO, The Cares Family

Alex is CEO and founder of East London Cares, North London Cares, South London Cares, Manchester Cares and Liverpool 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.

Email
[email protected]

Charlie Jamieson - Director of Programmes

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

Email
[email protected]

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