Meet our team

We provide tailored support to all our service users

Benaifer Bhandari – Chief Executive

Girish Popat– Finance Manager

Isabelle Terrisson – Head of Programmes

Lucie Gourdin – Homecare Senior Operations Manager

Nancy von Koettlitz – HR Administrator

Shah Islam – Finance Administrator



Ruji Khan – Advice Worker

Janaki Sritharan– Roaming Welfare Advisor                                                  

Older Women – Community Action Project Bangladeshi Older People & Befriending

Shamim Khandaker – Project  Coordinator

Momota Khatoon – Project  Coordinator

Employability – Better Employment Project 

Ekta Joshi – Employment Development Advisor


Frank Hayman  – Crisis Response Administrator

Employability – Breaking Down Barriers (EQUIP)

Shahanaz Begum – Employment Advisor

Shahnaz Akhtar – Employment Advisor

Youth Project – girls’ groups & mentoring

Nazia  – Senior Youth Worker

Momota Khatoon – Senior Youth Worker

Citizen-led community research

Luthfa Khan – Project Lead

Homecare Service

Lucie Gourdin – Senior Operations Manager

Sainabou Mbenga – Homecare Manager

Ruhana Nahar – Care Supervisor

Mina Syed – Care Supervisor

Cyd Boffa – Care Coordinator

Lishae Daley – Care Coordinator

Specialist Domestic Violence Advocacy service