About Us

About Us

W12 Together and Wembley Central Big Local

Engagement and Project Worker


Sadie is the Engagement and Project worker for two Big Local areas; Wembley Central Big Local and W12Together. She has been with Community Barnet since 2019. The thing she loves most about her job is her supportive colleagues and the diversity of her role where she gets to meet lots of residents and organisations that are driving positive change in their communities.


Contact Sadie:

07407 605 709  | sadie.gains@wembleycentralbl.co.uk

W12 Together

Project Manager


Helen is the Project Manager for W12Together Big Local, a resident-led partnership in White City that brings together all the local people, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. Helen has worked in a number of community development and engagement roles across London and what she loves most about her job is supporting and empowering people to amplify their voice and drive growth and change in their community.


Contact Helen:

020 8364 8400 ext 0235 | helen.riley@communitybarnet.org.uk


CommUNITY Barnet

Engagement and Admin Officer


Faizah joined CommUNITY Barnet in September 2019. She has a background working in various support settings including an FE college, women’s centre, supporting vulnerable families and a day centre for those living with mental health and long term health concerns. Faizah is passionate about working with diverse communities with the aim to treat everyone as an individual, and understand their particular need to establish the best outcome. Faizah's current role involves admin and representing CommUNITY Barnet at engagement events. She has also used her supportive experience during the Covid pandemic, supporting Barnet residents with food essentials and medication. In addition, she has been part of the bereavement service for those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic.


Contact Faizah:

020 8364 8400 ext 0231 | Faizah.Tapper@communitybarnet.org.uk

CommUNITY Barnet

Comms and Marketing Officer



Laura started working at Community Barnet in September 2019 after graduating from the University of Birmingham with an English Literature degree. She harnesses these communication skills within her job, where she creates printed and electronic copy including designing and writing annual reports, posters, flyers, logos, presentations and social media graphics & posts. She uses a plethora of different programmes including MailChimp, Adobe Suites & Canva. Laura writes press releases and newspaper articles, works across 4 websites, oversees 23 social media platforms and produces a monthly newsletter. She is passionate about equal representation and women's rights.


Contact Laura:

020 3857 9492 ext 0232 |  Laura.Spencer@communitybarnet.org.uk

CommUNITY Barnet

Contract Finance Manager (maternity leave cover)


Sandra is a highly experienced, ACCA qualified senior finance manager and has worked extensively for some respected and well known not for profit / membership organisations in the UK. She has over 18 years financial management experience . She has knowledge of the latest technology including working with CRM databases and the following accounting packages Microsoft Dynamics Navision, Xero and Pegasus. She has excellent knowledge and experience of accounting for restrictive and designated funds based on the SORP. She has experience of working with finance teams to produce management accounts (inclusive of forecasts) and presenting these accounts to senior management team. In addition, Sandra has also carried out organisation-wide budget setting and long term forecasting in conjunction with operational managers. Sandra firmly believes that finance is a key part of any organisation and engaging other stakeholders to maintain good working relationships is essential. Working with varying stakeholders in order to improve processes and efficiencies to achieve the strategic objectives is something she enjoys and thrives in. She leads by example and is a dedicated professional.


Contact Sandra:

0208 364 8400 Ext:   |  FinanceManager@communitybarnet.org.uk

CommUNITY Barnet

Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager


Veronica is a Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager at Community Barnet. She is passionate about health equity for all and the ways migrant British communities navigate the intersections of health, wellbeing and marginalisation. As Manager, she is responsible for liaising and building upon relationships with strategic partners and stakeholders and managing health programmes across North, North West and East London.


Contact Veronica:

07514 648 673   |  Veronica.Awuzudike@communitybarnet.org.uk



Barnet Wellbeing Service

Health and Social Care Senior Manager 


Rory manages the Barnet Befriending service and the work of the Primary Care Group. As well as supporting the development of the Barnet Wellbeing Service and Social Prescribing in the borough, he represents CommUNITY Barnet on a number of boards and committees related to health and wellbeing in North Central London. He works closely with community organisations and statutory services to improve health and social care in Barnet and beyond. He has previously worked at national charities coordinating services and managing volunteers in London and throughout the UK. He is passionate about volunteering, and away from CommUNITY Barnet he volunteers with a number of homelessness charities and an international development charity working in Sierra Leone. Rory loves meeting and working with passionate volunteers and residents throughout London who want to make a difference to people’s lives. He finds working to improve and develop local services is an exciting challenge.


Contact Rory:

0208 364 8400 Ext:   |  Rory.Cooper@communitybarnet.org.uk


CommUNITY Barnet

Office Manager


Sian's background is within finance and administration, and she holds a degree in Psychology. She started working for Community Barnet on a short-term contract in 2010, then returned to work for us in 2016. Sian is responsible for providing support to the wider organisation. Some of her duties include HR administration, project admin support, staff/volunteer recruitment, event and training support, and DBS checking. The thing Sian loves the most about her job is her colleagues.


Contact Sian:

020 8364 8400 ext 0220 | sian.avery@communitybarnet.org.uk


Young People Thrive

CYP IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner


Alice is a CYP IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for Young People Thrive. She has 9 years of experience working with children, families and young people, physical and intellectual disabilities, neurodiversity and low to complex mental health problems. With degrees in History, Anthropology, Cultural Politics and Mental Health it is her mission to help vulnerable families and young people find their voice and coping techniques. Her main interests being widening inclusion, access and de-stigmatising mental health and community services. Alice also likes to look at mental healthcare holistically and is a qualified mindfulness and meditation teacher and is interested in music, art, exercise, spirituality, psychoeducation, ending stigma and using nutrition as part of healthy coping techniques. Alice can also provide parenting and young people skills training, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) CYP IAPT (Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) therapy for early stage anxiety and low mood/depression and emerging behavioural difficulties.


Contact Alice:

0208 364 8400 Ext: 0258  |  Alice.Colley@communitybarnet.org.uk